There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Hornby Island by plane, bus, car ferry, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Vancouver to Campbell River, bus, car ferry  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Campbell River (YBL) YVR - YBL
  2. Take the bus from Campbell River, BC - Ocean Grove Store to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
  4. Take the car ferry from Denman Island to Hornby Island

$149 - $304

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive via Bridgeport Station Platform 1  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo
  2. Drive from Nanaimo to Buckley Bay
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
  4. Take the car ferry from Denman Island to Hornby Island

$40 - $131

6 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo, bus, car ferry  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Nanaimo (YCD) YVR - YCD
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport to Buckley Bay, BC
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
  4. Take the car ferry from Denman Island to Hornby Island

$155 - $396

Fly Vancouver to Comox, line 10 bus, car ferry, taxi  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Comox (YQQ) YVR - YQQ
  2. Take the line 10 bus from Downtown Exchange Bay A to Island Hwy S 6920 block
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
  4. Take a taxi from Denman Island to Denman Island
  5. Take the car ferry from Denman Island to Hornby Island

$122 - $267

Fly Vancouver to Qualicum, bus, car ferry, taxi  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Qualicum (XQU) YVR - XQU
  2. Take the bus from Parksville Shell to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
  4. Take a taxi from Denman Island to Denman Island
  5. Take the car ferry from Denman Island to Hornby Island

$140 - $276

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo, line 40 bus, bus, car ferry  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Nanaimo (ZNA) CXH - ZNA
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Prideaux Street Exchange Bay A to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay A
  3. Take the bus from Wellington - Woodgrove Centre to Buckley Bay, BC
  4. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
  5. Take the car ferry from Denman Island to Hornby Island

$147 - $303

Fly Vancouver to Powell River, car ferry  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Powell River (YPW) YVR - YPW
  2. Take the car ferry from Powell River to Comox
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
  4. Take the car ferry from Denman Island to Hornby Island

$140 - $319

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo
  2. Drive from Nanaimo to Buckley Bay
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
  4. Take the car ferry from Denman Island to Hornby Island

$41 - $133

Questions & Answers

The distance between Vancouver and Hornby Island is 116 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Vancouver to Hornby Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Campbell River Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Pacific Coastal Airlines and Central Mountain Air offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Campbell River Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Hornby Island. Prices start at $62 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 Hornby Island.
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  • Distance: 72.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Hornby Island, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Hornby Island. However, you can take the subway to YVR-Airport Station Platform 1, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Campbell River, take the taxi to Campbell River, BC - Ocean Grove Store, take the bus to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station, take the walk to Buckley Bay, take the car ferry to Denman Island, take the taxi to Denman Island, then take the car ferry to Hornby Island. Alternatively, you can take the subway to YVR-Airport Station Platform 1, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Nanaimo, take the walk to Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport, take the bus to Buckley Bay, BC, take the walk to Buckley Bay, take the car ferry to Denman Island, take the taxi to Denman Island, then take the car ferry to Hornby Island.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Vancouver to Powell River
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
K D Air Corporation
Flights from Vancouver to Qualicum
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $230
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Campbell River, BC - Ocean Grove Store to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Parksville Shell to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport to Buckley Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Wellington - Woodgrove Centre to Buckley Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
BC Transit - Comox Valley Transit System
Phone
604-795-3838
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Downtown Exchange Bay A to Island Hwy S 6920 block
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
BC Transit - Nanaimo
Phone
604-795-3838
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Prideaux Street Exchange Bay A to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay A
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$8
Standard Vehicle
$27
Motorcycle
$18
Car ferry from Denman Island to Hornby Island
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$8
Standard Vehicle
$27
Motorcycle
$18
Car ferry from Powell River to Comox
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$13
Standard Vehicle
$50
Motorcycle
$32
Car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$57
Morotcycle
$35
Other operators
Taxi from Denman Island to Denman Island
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$21 - $26

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