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There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver to Butchart Gardens by ferry, bus and ferry, car, plane or bus

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Recommended option

Ferry  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the ferry from Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC

$233

Cheapest option

Fly Vancouver to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt (YWH) YVR - YWH

$14 - $369

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal Victoria

$47 - $69

Ferry, drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay West Vancouver - Nanaimo
  2. Drive from Departure Bay to Butchart Gardens

$31 - $87

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour, line 75 bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour
  2. Take the line 75 bus from Douglas at Humboldt to Wallace 6770 block

$182

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt  •  2h 23m

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt (YWH) CXH - YWH

$92 - $220

Fly Vancouver to Maple Bay  •  3h 27m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Maple Bay (YAQ) YVR - YAQ

$170 - $566

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Butchart Gardens is to ferry and drive which costs $30 - $90 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Butchart Gardens is to fly and line 75 bus which costs $182 and takes 2h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Butchart Gardens. However, there are services departing from Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal and arriving at Butchart Gardens via Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and Saanichton Exchange Bay D. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 55m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Butchart Gardens is 84 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Butchart Gardens without a car is to ferry which takes 5h 14m and costs $233.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Vancouver to Butchart Gardens, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Butchart Gardens bus services, operated by BC Ferries Connector - Wilson's Group, depart from Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Coal Harbour Spb Airport to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Vancouver to Butchart Gardens bus services, operated by BC Ferries Connector - Wilson's Group, arrive at Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal station.

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Helijet International and Harbour Air Seaplanes offer flights from Coal Harbour Spb Airport to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt Airport.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Butchart Gardens.
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  • Distance: 83.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Butchart Gardens, BC, Canada?

BC Ferries Connector - Wilson's Group operates a vehicle from Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal on demand. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 4h 22m. Alternatively, Helijet International and Harbour Air Seaplanes fly from Vancouver to Butchart Gardens every 3 hours.

Airlines
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Website
harbourair.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Maple Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$7 - $360
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$8 - $360
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Bus operators
BC Ferries Connector - Wilson's Group
Phone
+1 888 788 8840
Email
reservations@bcfconnector.com
Website
bcfconnector.com
Bus and ferry from Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
bcfconnector.com
Book at
bcfconnector.zaui.net
BC Transit - Victoria Regional Transit System
Ferry operators
Prince of Whales
Phone
1-888-383-4884
Email
info@princeofwhales.com
Website
princeofwhales.com
Ferry from Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$230
Schedules at
princeofwhales.com
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Passenger
$17 - $25
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$40 - $65
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$179
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com

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There are 205+ hotels available in Butchart Gardens. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $6.

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