There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to San Juan Islands by plane, bus, car ferry or train

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 Vancouver to Sitka, travel  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Sitka (SIT) YVR - SIT
  2. Travel from Sitka to San Juan Islands

Cheapest option

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Bellingham Amtrak
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
  3. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan to Kake

$360 - $1,760

6 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Juneau, travel  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Juneau (JNU) YVR - JNU
  2. Travel from Juneau to San Juan Islands

Fly Seattle to Sitka, travel  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Sitka (SIT) SEA - SIT
  2. Travel from Sitka to San Juan Islands

Fly Seattle to Juneau, travel  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Juneau (JNU) SEA - JNU
  2. Travel from Juneau to San Juan Islands

Fly Vancouver to Whitehorse, travel  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Whitehorse (YXY) YVR - YXY
  2. Travel from Whitehorse to San Juan Islands

Bus, car ferry, travel  •  45 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Prince George, BC
  2. Take the bus from Prince George, BC to Prince Rupert, BC
  3. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert to Petersburg
  4. Travel from Petersburg to San Juan Islands

Train, car ferry, travel  •  3 days 1 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 to Petersburg
  4. Travel from Petersburg to San Juan Islands

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to San Juan Islands is to train and car ferry which costs $470 - $2,400 and takes 2 days 11 h.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to San Juan Islands is to train and car ferry which costs $470 - $2,400 and takes 2 days 11 h.

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The distance between Vancouver and San Juan Islands is 1148 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Vancouver to San Juan Islands, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and San Juan Islands, AK, USA?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to San Juan Islands. However, you can take the subway to Yvr-Airport Station, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Sitka, then take the travel to San Juan Islands. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Yvr-Airport Station, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Juneau, then take the travel to San Juan Islands.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Sitka via Seattle, Juneau
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Sitka via Seattle, Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Sitka
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Sitka via Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Sitka via Juneau
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Juneau
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to Sitka via Victoria, Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Sitka
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Juneau
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Whitehorse
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Vancouver to Whitehorse
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Juneau
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Whitehorse via Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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
$65 - $240
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $100
Economy
$120 - $170
Economy Plus
$170 - $240
Business
$170 - $240
Business Plus/Sleeper
$310 - $430
Train from Jasper to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
32 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$85 - $130
Economy
$150 - $210
Economy Plus
$210 - $300
Business
$220 - $320
Business Plus/Sleeper
$400 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Prince George, BC
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Prince George, BC to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$65 - $100
Refundable
$75 - $110
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Prince Rupert to Petersburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$95 - $150
Vehicle
$330 - $480
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$250 - $360
Vehicle
$850 - $1,300
Car ferry from Ketchikan to Kake
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$85 - $130
Vehicle
$280 - $410

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