There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Courtenay by car ferry, bus, car 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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Carferry, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the carferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Courtenay, BC - Petro Canada 1306-1314

$41 - $97

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Carferry, drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the carferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Drive from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Courtenay

$23 - $76

6 alternative options

Fly Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour, bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay to Courtenay, BC

$98 - $106

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour, bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay to Courtenay, BC

$99 - $113

Fly Vancouver to Comox  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Comox (YQQ) YVR - YQQ

$83 - $185

Fly Vancouver to Campbell River, bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Campbell River (YBL) YVR - YBL
  2. Take the bus from Campbell River, BC - Ocean Grove Store to Courtenay, BC - Petro Canada

$107 - $219

Fly Vancouver to Qualicum, bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Qualicum (XQU) YVR - XQU
  2. Take the bus from Qualicum Beach, BC to Courtenay, BC

$101 - $195

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo, bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Nanaimo (YCD) YVR - YCD
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport to Courtenay, BC

$120 - $319

Questions & Answers

The distance between Vancouver and Courtenay is 143 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Courtenay without a car is to carferry and bus which takes 7 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Vancouver to Courtenay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Comox Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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WestJet, Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Comox Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Courtenay. Prices start at $65 USD 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 .

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Courtenay.
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  • Distance: 89.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 51 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Courtenay, BC, Canada?

Pacific Coastal Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet fly from Vancouver to Courtenay every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
K D Air Corporation
Flights from Vancouver to Qualicum
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $230
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Courtenay, BC - Petro Canada
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Campbell River, BC - Ocean Grove Store to Courtenay, BC - Petro Canada
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay to Courtenay, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Qualicum Beach, BC to Courtenay, BC
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport to Courtenay, BC
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36
Other operators
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
harbourair.com

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