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

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Fly from Vancouver  •  6 h 54 min

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

$237 - $818

Cheapest option

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 11 h

  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

$210 - $766

2 alternative options

Fly from Seattle  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Ketchikan (KTN) SEA - KTN

$234 - $429

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 43 min

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

$258 - $1,311

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan is to fly which costs $300 - $600 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan is to fly which costs $300 - $1,100 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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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 11 h and costs $270 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min 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 4 h 7 min and has one stopover.

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Ketchikan is 1 h behind Vancouver. It is currently 2:59 AM in Vancouver and 1:59 AM in Ketchikan.

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

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There are nine+ 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 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan.
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  • Distance: 556.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and Air Canada fly from Vancouver to Ketchikan every 3 hours.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Ketchikan via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Jasper
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$70 - $100
Economy
$120 - $170
Economy Plus
$170 - $240
Business
$170 - $250
Business Plus/Sleeper
$320 - $440
Train from Jasper to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
32 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$85 - $130
Economy
$160 - $220
Economy Plus
$220 - $310
Business
$230 - $320
Business Plus/Sleeper
$410 - $600
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
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
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210

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