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There are 8 ways to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor by bus and ferry, ferry, plane, bus or train

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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Busferry, ferry  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the busferry from Vancouver, BC to Swartz Bay, BC Vancouver - Victoria
  2. Take the ferry from Sidney B.C. to Friday Harbor Sidney B.C. - Friday Harbor

$14 - $20

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Busferry, ferry via Vancouver International Airport Level 1  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the busferry from Vancouver International Airport Level 1 to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal YVR - Victoria
  2. Take the ferry from Sidney B.C. to Friday Harbor Sidney B.C. - Friday Harbor

$74 - $81

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour, line 72 bus, ferry  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the Sea Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour
  2. Take the line 72 bus from Douglas at Pandora to Fifth at Ocean
  3. Take the ferry from Sidney B.C. to Friday Harbor

$177 - $183

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt, ferry  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt (YWH) CXH - YWH
  2. Take the ferry from Sidney B.C. to Friday Harbor

$150 - $336

Fly Vancouver to Victoria, ferry  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Victoria (YYJ) YVR - YYJ
  2. Take the ferry from Sidney B.C. to Friday Harbor

$74 - $196

Amtrak Thruway to Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal, fly to Friday Harbor/Marina  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA - Amtrak
  2. Take the plane from Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal to Friday Harbor/Marina

$296 - $311

Train to Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal, fly to Friday Harbor/Marina  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the plane from Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal to Friday Harbor/Marina

$305 - $352

Train to Seattle Boeing Field, fly to Friday Harbor  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Fly from Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) to Friday Harbor (FRD) BFI - FRD

$58 - $286

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor is to busferry and ferry which costs $18 - $27 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor is to fly and ferry which costs $190 - $440 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Friday Harbor is 84 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor without a car is to busferry and ferry which takes 6 h 26 min and costs $18 - $27.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Vancouver to Friday Harbor, including transfers.

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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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Helijet International offers flights from Coal Harbour Spb Airport to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt Airport.

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There are 60+ hotels available in Friday Harbor. Prices start at $173 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 Friday Harbor.
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  • Distance: 52.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Friday Harbor, WA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Friday Harbor. However, you can take the busferry to Swartz Bay, BC, take the walk to Swartz Bay Passenger Loop, take the line 72 bus to Fifth at Ocean, take the walk to Sidney B.C., then take the ferry to Friday Harbor. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Vancouver to Friday Harbor via YVR-Airport Station Platform 1, Vancouver International Airport Level 1, Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, Swartz Bay Passenger Loop, Fifth at Ocean, and Sidney B.C. in around 7 h 41 min.

Airlines
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Victoria Inner Harbour Apt
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$5 - $150
Kenmore Air
Website
kenmoreair.com
Flights from Seattle Boeing Field to Friday Harbor
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$195 - $210
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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, BC to Swartz Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
bcfconnector.com
Book at
bcfconnector.zaui.net
Bus and ferry from Vancouver International Airport Level 1 to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
bcfconnector.com
Book at
bcfconnector.zaui.net
BC Transit - Victoria Regional Transit System
Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Ferry operators
Washington State Ferries
Website
wsdot.com
Ferry from Sidney B.C. to Friday Harbor
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
wsdot.com
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$164
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Kenmore Air
Phone
866.435.9524
Email
customerservice@kenmoreair.com
Website
kenmoreair.com
Plane from Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal to Friday Harbor/Marina
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$266
Schedules at
kenmoreair.com

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