There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver to McBride by bus, train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver to Kamloops
  2. Take the bus from Kamloops, BC to Valemount, BC
  3. Take the bus from Valemount to McBride, BC

$57 - $140

4 alternative options

Train  •  22 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Jasper to McBride VIA Rail

$99 - $319

Drive  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to McBride 473 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Prince George, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Prince George (YXS) YVR - YXS
  2. Take the bus from Prince George, BC to McBride, BC

$158 - $790

Fly to Quesnel, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Quesnel (YQZ) YVR - YQZ
  2. Take the bus from Quesnel, BC to Prince George, BC
  3. Take the bus from Prince George, BC to McBride, BC

$137 - $246

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

You can take a bus from Vancouver to McBride via Kamloops, Kamloops, BC, Valemount, BC, and Valemount in around 11 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to McBride via Jasper in around 22 h 29 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Prince George
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Quesnel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Prince George
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,000
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Prince George
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Quesnel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Jasper
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
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
$310 - $440
Train from Jasper to McBride
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver to Kamloops
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Online Fare
$29 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $60
Refundable
$45 - $65
Bus from Kamloops, BC to Valemount, BC
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$22 - $35
Online Fare
$27 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $65
Bus from Valemount to McBride, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $16
Online Fare
$11 - $25
Standard Fare
$19 - $28
Refundable
$23 - $35
Bus from Prince George, BC to McBride, BC
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
Bus from Quesnel, BC to Prince George, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vancouver and McBride is 495 km. The road distance is 757 km.

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to McBride is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 9 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Vancouver to McBride is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 24 min and costs $200 - $1,100.

No, there is no direct train from Vancouver to McBride. However, there are services departing from Vancouver and arriving at McBride via Jasper. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 29 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to McBride. However, there are services departing from Vancouver and arriving at McBride, BC via Kamloops, BC and Valemount. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

It takes approximately 11 h 19 min to get from Vancouver to McBride, including transfers.