There are 3 ways to get from Vancouver to Orcas Island by train, ferry, bus or car ferry

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

Train, ferry  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Bellingham Amtrak Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island Anacortes - Orcas Island

$162 - $201

Cheapest option

Car ferry, ferry  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
  2. Take the ferry from Sidney B.C. to Friday Harbor
  3. Take the ferry from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island

$35 - $91

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa 1429 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island Anacortes - Orcas Island

$162 - $211

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Orcas Island is to car ferry and ferry which costs $45 - $130 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Orcas Island is to train and ferry which costs $210 - $270 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Orcas Island is 68 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Vancouver to Orcas Island, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Orcas Island, WA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Orcas Island. However, you can take the train to Bellingham Amtrak, take the taxi to Anacortes, then take the ferry to Orcas Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Vancouver to Orcas Island via Bellingham, Wa and Anacortes in around 5 h 1 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$12 - $16
Business Seat
$28
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Ferry operators
Washington State Ferries
Website
wsdot.com
Ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
wsdot.com
Ferry from Sidney B.C. to Friday Harbor
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
wsdot.com
Ferry from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
wsdot.com
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$13
Standard Vehicle
$57
Motorcycle
$35

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