There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver to Nelson by plane, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Castlegar  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Castlegar (YCG) YVR - YCG

$157 - $508

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Nelson, BC 5010

$40 - $110

5 alternative options

Fly to Trail, bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Trail (YZZ) YVR - YZZ
  2. Take the bus from Trail to Nelson

$154 - $414

Fly to Cranbrook, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Cranbrook (YXC) YVR - YXC
  2. Take the bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson

$152 - $356

Fly to Kelowna, bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Kelowna (YLW) YVR - YLW
  2. Take the bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC

$92 - $346

Fly to Penticton, bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Penticton (YYF) YVR - YYF
  2. Take the bus from Beaverdell to Nelson, BC

$126 - $433

Drive  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Nelson 413.7 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Nelson is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Nelson is to fly and bus which takes 4 h 44 min and costs $200 - $550.

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The distance between Vancouver and Nelson is 423 km. The road distance is 662 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Vancouver to Nelson, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Nelson, BC. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

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

Air Canada flies from Vancouver to Nelson 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Vancouver to Nelson once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 10 h 52 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Castlegar
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Cranbrook
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Vancouver to Penticton
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Trail
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Cranbrook
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Trail to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$10 - $15
Online Fare
$10 - $23
Standard Fare
$18 - $26
Refundable
$21 - $30
Bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $25
Online Fare
$20 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$22 - $35
Online Fare
$28 - $50
Standard Fare
$35 - $60
Refundable
$40 - $65
Bus from Beaverdell to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$19 - $27
Online Fare
$22 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $50
Refundable
$35 - $55
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$55 - $80
Standard Fare
$70 - $110
Refundable
$75 - $110

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