There are 9 ways to get from Vancouver to Waterloo by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Kitchener  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Kitchener (YKF) YVR - YKF

$228 - $673

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Fly to Hamilton, bus  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Hamilton (YHM) YVR - YHM
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton GO Centre to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University

$199 - $826

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Fly to Toronto, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Toronto (YYZ) YVR - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Malton to Kitchener

$208 - $718

Fly to London, train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to London (YXU) YVR - YXU
  2. Take the train from London to Kitchener

$228 - $763

Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, train  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YVR - YTZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Kitchener

$306 - $1,207

Train Amtrak  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Windsor to London
  5. Take the train from London to Kitchener

$396 - $1,158

Bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Yorkdale, ON - 1 Yorkdale Road
  3. Take the bus from Bramalea GO to Kitchener Bus Terminal 30

$236 - $565

Train  •  4 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Kitchener VIA Rail

$315 - $1,098

Drive  •  42 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Waterloo 2713 miles

$350 - $550

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Kitchener Bus Terminal via Calgary, AB, Yorkdale Bus Terminal and Bramalea GO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Vancouver and arriving at Kitchener via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 1 h.

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The distance between Vancouver and Waterloo is 3287 km. The road distance is 4340.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Waterloo without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 22 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to get from Vancouver to Waterloo, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Waterloo bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Vancouver, BC station.

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Vancouver to Waterloo train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Vancouver station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Waterloo is to fly which takes 8 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 11 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 22 h.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Kitchener Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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Vancouver to Waterloo bus services, operated by GO Transit, arrive at Kitchener Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Waterloo.
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  • Distance: 2054.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 8 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Waterloo, ON, Canada?

WestJet, Sunwing Airlines and Air Canada fly from Vancouver to Waterloo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to Waterloo via Everett Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak, Windsor, and London in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton via Calgary, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to London via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to London via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Calgary, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Victoria, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Edmonton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Kitchener via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton via Prince George, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton via Kelowna, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Hamilton via Victoria, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to London via Calgary
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to London via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to London via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Malton to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $35
Economy
$28 - $40
Economy Plus
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
Business Plus/Sleeper
$70 - $100
Train from London to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$45 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$75 - $110
Train from Toronto to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $110
Train from Windsor to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$290 - $400
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$750 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,400 - $2,000
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
44 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Hamilton GO Centre to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Book at
megabus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Online Fare
$70 - $100
Standard Fare
$90 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140
Bus from Calgary, AB to Yorkdale, ON - 1 Yorkdale Road
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$170 - $250
Online Fare
$240 - $320
Standard Fare
$290 - $420
Refundable
$310 - $450
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Bramalea GO to Kitchener Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
GO Transit

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Waterloo is 3 h ahead of Vancouver. It is currently 3:16 PM in Vancouver and 6:16 PM in Waterloo.

Vancouver to Waterloo train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Kitchener station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Waterloo is 4341 km. It takes approximately 42 h 56 min to drive from Vancouver to Waterloo.

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Sunwing Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Kitchener Airport.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Waterloo. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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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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