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There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Denman Island by car ferry, car, plane or bus

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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Car ferry, drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo
  2. Drive from Nanaimo to Buckley Bay
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$30 - $78

7 alternative options

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour, line 30 bus, bus, car ferry  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the line 30 bus from Front at Church to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay B
  3. Take the bus from Wellington - Woodgrove Centre to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
  4. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$101 - $125

Fly Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour, bus, car ferry  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$102 - $123

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo, line 40 bus, bus, car ferry  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Nanaimo (ZNA) CXH - ZNA
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Prideaux Street Exchange Bay A to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay A
  3. Take the bus from Wellington - Woodgrove Centre to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
  4. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$116 - $240

Fly Vancouver to Campbell River, bus, car ferry  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Campbell River (YBL) YVR - YBL
  2. Take the bus from Campbell River, BC - Ocean Grove Store to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$117 - $253

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo, bus, car ferry  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Nanaimo (YCD) YVR - YCD
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo/Airport to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$123 - $338

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour, bus, car ferry  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the Sea Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$196 - $264

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt, bus, car ferry  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt (YWH) CXH - YWH
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island

$169 - $417

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Denman Island is to car ferry and drive which costs $35 - $110 and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Denman Island is to fly and line 30 bus and bus and car ferry which costs $130 - $170 and takes 4h 20m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Denman Island is 125 km.

It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from Vancouver to Denman Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Coal Harbour Spb Airport to Nanaimo Airport is the direct flight which takes 20m.

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Helijet International offers flights from Coal Harbour Spb Airport to Nanaimo Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Denman Island. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25m and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Denman Island.
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  • Distance: 78.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 41m

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 drive to Tsawwassen, take the car ferry to Nanaimo, take the drive to Buckley Bay, then take the car ferry to Denman Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Vancouver to Denman Island via Nanaimo Harbour, Front at Church, Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay B, Wellington - Woodgrove Centre, Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station, and Buckley Bay in around 4h 20m.

Airlines
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt
Ave. Duration
35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Bus operators
BC Transit - Nanaimo
Phone
604-795-3838
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Front at Church to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay B
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Bus from Prideaux Street Exchange Bay A to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay A
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Wellington - Woodgrove Centre to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo/Airport to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $85
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Campbell River, BC - Ocean Grove Store to Buckley Bay, BC - PetroCanada Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $45
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$44
Morotcycle
$22
Car ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$7
Standard Vehicle
$16
Motorcycle
$8
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$164
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com

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