There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver to Duncan by car ferry, car, bus, bus and ferry, plane or taxi

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Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Drive from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Duncan

$19 - $70

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Car ferry, bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Duncan, BC 1406-Y

$32 - $85

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from River Rock Casino Resort to Victoria, BC Yvr
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC to Duncan, BC - Bus Depot Northbound

$74 - $81

Fly Vancouver Harbour, BC to Maple Bay, BC, taxi  •  1 h

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour, BC to Maple Bay, BC
  2. Take a taxi from Maple Bay, BC to Duncan

$125 - $129

Fly Vancouver to Victoria, car ferry, drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Victoria (YYJ) YVR - YYJ
  2. Take the car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
  3. Drive from Mill Bay, BC to Duncan

$67 - $189

Fly Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour, bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Duncan, BC

$96 - $102

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour, bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the Sea Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Duncan, BC

$183 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Duncan is to car ferry and drive which costs $24 - $95 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Duncan is to fly and taxi which costs $160 - $170 and takes 1 h.

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The distance between Vancouver and Duncan is 67 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Duncan without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 5 h 22 min and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Vancouver to Duncan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Victoria Airport is the direct flight which takes 25 min.

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WestJet, Pacific Coastal Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Victoria Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Duncan. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Duncan.
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  • Distance: 41.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Duncan, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Duncan. However, you can take the drive to Horseshoe Bay, BC, take the car ferry to Nanaimo Departure Bay, then take the drive to Duncan. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Vancouver to Duncan via Vancouver City Centre Station Platform 2, Westbound W Georgia St @ Granville St, Bus Stop @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, Horseshoe Bay, BC, Nanaimo Departure Bay, and Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada in around 5 h 22 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Duncan, BC
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Duncan, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
BC Ferries Connector - Wilson's Group
Phone
+1 888 788 8840
Email
reservations@bcfconnector.com
Website
bcfconnector.com
Bus and ferry from River Rock Casino Resort to Victoria, BC
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
bcfconnector.com
Book at
bcfconnector.zaui.net
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC to Duncan, BC - Bus Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36
Car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$7
Standard Vehicle
$21
Motorcycle
$14
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour, BC to Maple Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$104
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$166
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Taxi from Maple Bay, BC to Duncan
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$22 - $26

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