There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Hamilton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Hamilton  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Hamilton (YHM) YVR - YHM

$187 - $809

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Fly to Toronto, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Toronto (YYZ) YVR - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.

$186 - $656

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Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YVR - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.

$289 - $1,147

Fly to Kitchener  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Kitchener (YKF) YVR - YKF

$226 - $675

Train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Windsor to Aldershot

$382 - $1,129

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  3. Take the bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln. 16

$234 - $561

Train, bus  •  4 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Hamilton GO Centre Bus 16

$300 - $1,045

Drive  •  43 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Hamilton 2723.2 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Hamilton is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $850 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Hamilton is to fly which costs $240 - $1,100 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Hamilton. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Main St. W. @ Summers Ln. via Calgary, AB, Bay St At Dundas St West and Union Station Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

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The distance between Vancouver and Hamilton is 3346 km. The road distance is 4357.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Hamilton without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 21 h and costs $300 - $750.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Vancouver to Hamilton, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Hamilton bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Vancouver, BC station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Hamilton is to fly which takes 6 h 29 min and costs $240 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $490 - $1,500 and takes 2 days 11 h, you could also bus, which costs $300 - $750 and takes 2 days 21 h.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Hamilton Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 23 min.

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Vancouver to Hamilton bus services, operated by GO Transit, arrive at Main St. W. @ Summers Ln. station.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Hamilton.
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  • Distance: 2091 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Hamilton, ON, Canada?

WestJet and Air Canada fly from Vancouver to Hamilton 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to Hamilton via Everett Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak, Windsor, Aldershot, and Aldershot GO Bus in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Calgary, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Edmonton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Kitchener via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
44 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$55 - $75
Economy Plus
$80 - $120
Business
$80 - $110
Business Plus/Sleeper
$140 - $200
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$290 - $410
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$750 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,400 - $2,100
Bus operators
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
gotransit.com
Bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
gotransit.com
Bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Hamilton GO Centre Bus
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
gotransit.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Online Fare
$70 - $110
Standard Fare
$90 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140
Bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$170 - $250
Online Fare
$240 - $320
Standard Fare
$290 - $420
Refundable
$310 - $450

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Hamilton is 3 h ahead of Vancouver. It is currently 8:24 PM in Vancouver and 11:24 PM in Hamilton.

Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Hamilton is 4357 km. It takes approximately 43 h 4 min to drive from Vancouver to Hamilton.

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Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Hamilton Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Hamilton. Prices start at $71 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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