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There are 4 ways to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan by plane, shuttle, car, car ferry or train

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Fly from Vancouver  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Ketchikan (KTN) YVR - KTN

$231 - $812

Cheapest option

Shuttle to Seattle, fly  •  9h 3m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Ketchikan (KTN) SEA - KTN

$226 - $422

2 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  15h 43m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Bellingham, WA
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan Bellingham

$258 - $1,311

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper
  2. Take the train from Jasper to Prince Rupert
  3. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Ketchikan, AK

$283 - $626

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan is to shuttle and fly which costs $290 - $550 and takes 9h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan is to fly which costs $300 - $1,100 and takes 7h 41m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Ketchikan is 891 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 2 days 12h and costs $370 - $850.

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It takes approximately 7h 41m to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Ketchikan Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 44m and has one stopover.

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Ketchikan is 1h behind Vancouver. It is currently 11:54 PM in Vancouver and 10:54 PM in Ketchikan.

Air Canada, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Ketchikan Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Ketchikan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18m and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan.
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  • Distance: 556.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 41m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Ketchikan, AK, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines fly from Vancouver to Ketchikan hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Ketchikan via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Ketchikan via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Ketchikan via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Jasper
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$80 - $100
Economy
$100 - $150
EconomyPlus
$130 - $190
Business
$180 - $250
Train from Jasper to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
32h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $130
Economy
$130 - $190
EconomyPlus
$160 - $230
Business
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$250 - $360
Vehicle
$850 - $1,300
Car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Ketchikan, AK
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210

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