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There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver to Sonora Island by ferry, bus 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.

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Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - 11th Ave at Cedar St
  3. Take the ferry from Campbell River, BC to Barnes Bay

Fly Vancouver to Campbell River, ferry

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Campbell River (YBL)
  2. Take the ferry from Campbell River, BC to Barnes Bay

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Comox, ferry

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Comox (YQQ)
  2. Take the ferry from Vancouver Island - Little River to Campbell River
  3. Take the ferry from Campbell River, BC to Barnes Bay

Fly Vancouver to Comox, ferry

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Comox (YQQ)
  2. Take the ferry from Vancouver Island - Little River to Campbell River
  3. Take the ferry from Campbell River, BC to Barnes Bay

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo, Departure Bay, bus, ferry

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo, Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - 11th Ave at Cedar St
  3. Take the ferry from Campbell River, BC to Barnes Bay
Vancouver → Sonora Island
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sonora Island is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sonora Island is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2022
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vancouver and Sonora Island is 195 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Sonora Island without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 8h 55m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 55m to get from Vancouver to Sonora Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Campbell River Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Pacific Coastal Airlines and Central Mountain Air offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Campbell River Airport.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 24 min and costs $3 - $6.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Sonora Island.
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  • Distance: 194.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 55m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Sonora Island, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Sonora Island. However, you can take the line 257 bus to Keith Rd @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Horseshoe Bay, take the ferry to Departure Bay, take the walk to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada, take the bus to Campbell River, BC - 11th Ave at Cedar St, take the walk to Campbell River, BC, then take the ferry to Barnes Bay. Alternatively, you can take the subway to YVR-Airport Station @ Canada Line, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Campbell River, take the taxi to Campbell River, BC, then take the ferry to Sonora Island.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $310
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Website
harbourair.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Comox
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - 11th Ave at Cedar St
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Vancouver Island Connector
Phone
1 866 986 3466
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
viconnector.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot to Campbell River, BC - Bus Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Seniors
$30 - $40
Adult
$35 - $45
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
1-888-223-3779
Website
bcferries.com
Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Passenger
$14 - $19
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$40 - $65
Discovery Launch Water Taxi
Phone
+1 250-287-7577
Email
info@discoverylaunch.com
Website
discoverylaunch.com
Ferry from Campbell River, BC to Barnes Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
discoverylaunch.com
Ferry from Vancouver Island - Little River to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
discoverylaunch.com
Other operators
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo, Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$119
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Book at
seairseaplanes.com

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