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There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver to Denman Island by bus and ferry, bus, ferry or plane

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Bus and ferry, bus, ferry  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal to Victoria, BC
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Bus Depot to Parksville, BC - Community Centre
  3. Take the bus from Parksville, BC - Community Centre to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$109 - $200

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Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo, Departure Bay, bus, ferry  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo, Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Woodgrove Mall to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$149 - $170

Fly Vancouver to Comox, bus, ferry  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Comox (YQQ) YVR - YQQ
  2. Take the bus from Courtenay, BC - Kilpatrick & 27th to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$154 - $1,476

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo, bus, ferry  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Nanaimo (ZNA) CXH - ZNA
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Woodgrove Mall to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$152 - $188

Fly Vancouver to Campbell River, bus, ferry  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Campbell River (YBL) YVR - YBL
  2. Take the bus from Oyster River, BC to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$179 - $242

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Denman Island is to fly and bus and ferry which costs $150 - $190 and takes 4h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Denman Island is to fly and bus and ferry which costs $140 - $170 and takes 3h 1m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Denman Island is 125 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Denman Island without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and ferry which takes 10h 15m and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 10h 15m to get from Vancouver to Denman Island, 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, Pacific Coastal Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Comox Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Denman Island. 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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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Denman Island.
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  • Distance: 125.4 km
  • Duration: 10h 15m

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

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Denman Island. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Victoria, BC, take the walk to Victoria, BC - Bus Depot, take the bus to Parksville, BC - Community Centre, take the bus to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal, take the walk to Buckley Bay, take the ferry to Denman Island, then take the travel to Denman Island Trust Area. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Vancouver to Denman Island Trust Area via Nanaimo, Departure Bay, Nanaimo, BC - Woodgrove Mall, Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal, Buckley Bay, and Denman Island in around 3h 1m.

Airlines
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
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 Victoria, BC
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
bcfconnector.com
Book at
bcfconnector.zaui.net
Vancouver Island Connector
Phone
1.866.986.3466
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
viconnector.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Bus Depot to Parksville, BC - Community Centre
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Bus from Parksville, BC - Community Centre to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Woodgrove Mall to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Bus from Courtenay, BC - Kilpatrick & 27th to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Bus from Oyster River, BC to Buckley Bay, BC - BC Ferries Terminal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
BC Ferries
Passenger
$7 - $11
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$25 - $35
Other operators
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo, Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Book at
seairseaplanes.com

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