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There are 4 ways to get from Vancouver to Fort St. John by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Fort St John (YXJ) YVR - YXJ

$172 - $778

3 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  28 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB
  2. Take the bus from Lake Louise to Jasper
  3. Drive from Jasper to Valemount
  4. Take the bus from Valemount to Prince George
  5. Take the bus from Prince George to Fort St. John

$255 - $283

Train, bus  •  36 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper
  2. Take the train from Jasper to McBride
  3. Take the bus from McBride to Prince George
  4. Take the bus from Prince George to Fort St. John

$208 - $331

Drive  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Fort St. John 777.7 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Fort St. John is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 16 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Fort St. John is to fly which costs $220 - $1,100 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Fort St. John is 789 km. The road distance is 1244.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Fort St. John without a car is to train and bus which takes 36 h 4 min and costs $270 - $440.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Vancouver to Fort St. John, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Fort St John Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 44 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Fort St. John is 1244 km. It takes approximately 16 h 36 min to drive from Vancouver to Fort St. John.

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Central Mountain Air, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Fort St John Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Fort St. John. 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 25 min and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Fort St. John.
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  • Distance: 493.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Fort St. John, BC, Canada?

Air Canada, WestJet and Central Mountain Air fly from Vancouver to Fort St. John every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Fort St John
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Fort St John
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Fort St John via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Fort St John via Prince George
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $380
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Jasper
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$80 - $100
Economy
$100 - $150
EconomyPlus
$130 - $190
Business
$180 - $250
Train from Jasper to McBride
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Sundog Transportation and Tours
Phone
1-888-786-3641
Email
info@sundogtours.com
Website
sundogtours.com
Bus from Lake Louise to Jasper
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
sundogtours.com
BC Bus North
Phone
1-844-564-7494
Website
bcbus.ca
Bus from Valemount to Prince George
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Bus from Prince George to Fort St. John
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Bus from McBride to Prince George
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
bcbus.ca

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