There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to San Juan Islands by plane, shuttle, 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.

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Fly Vancouver to Sitka, travel  •  8 h 16 min

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

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Fly Vancouver to Juneau, travel  •  9 h 56 min

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

Shuttle to Seattle, fly to Sitka, travel  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Sitka (SIT) SEA - SIT
  3. Travel from Sitka to San Juan Islands

Shuttle to Seattle, fly to Juneau, travel  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Juneau (JNU) SEA - JNU
  3. Travel from Juneau to San Juan Islands

Bus, car ferry, travel  •  29 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
  3. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan 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 distance between Vancouver and San Juan Islands is 1148 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to San Juan Islands without a car is to bus and car ferry and travel which takes 29 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to get from Vancouver to San Juan Islands, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Sitka Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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San Juan Islands is 1 h behind Vancouver. It is currently 11:54 AM in Vancouver and 10:54 AM in San Juan Islands.

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

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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 San Juan Islands.
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  • Distance: 717.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 16 min

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 Platform 1, 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 Platform 1, 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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Sitka via Seattle, Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle, Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle, Sitka
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 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
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Juneau
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Sitka via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Sitka
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Juneau
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
$310 - $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
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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 Ketchikan to Petersburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
eweb-prod-almc.carus.com
Passenger
$55 - $85
Vehicle
$180 - $270
Car ferry from Prince Rupert to Petersburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
eweb-prod-almc.carus.com
Passenger
$100 - $150
Vehicle
$330 - $480

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