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There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve by plane, shuttle, train or car ferry

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Fly Vancouver to Gustavus, travel

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Gustavus (GST)
  2. Travel from Gustavus to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

4 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Juneau, travel

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Juneau (JNU)
  2. Travel from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Fly Vancouver to Whitehorse, travel

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Whitehorse (YXY)
  2. Travel from Whitehorse to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Shuttle to Bellingham, fly to Juneau, travel

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport
  2. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Juneau (JNU)
  3. Travel from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Train, car ferry, travel

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Bellingham Amtrak Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Juneau
  3. Take the car ferry from Juneau, AK to Gustavus, AK
  4. Travel from Gustavus, AK to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Canada → United States
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International entry into United States from Canada

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Conditions of entry into United States from Canada

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
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  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from United States.

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Last updated: 12 Jan 2022
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The distance between Vancouver and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is 853 miles.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve without a car is to train and car ferry and travel which takes 45h 11m and costs .

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It takes approximately 10h 45m to get from Vancouver to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Gustavus Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 50m and has two stopovers.

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Air Canada, Air Excursion and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Gustavus Airport.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 24 min and costs $3 - $6.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
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  • Distance: 853.2 miles
  • Duration: 10h 45m

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK, USA?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. However, you can take the subway to YVR-Airport Station @ Canada Line, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Gustavus, then take the travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Alternatively, you can take the subway to YVR-Airport Station @ Canada Line, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Juneau, then take the travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Gustavus via Seattle, Juneau
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle, Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Bellingham to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Bellingham to Juneau via Seattle, Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Vancouver to Whitehorse
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Vancouver to Whitehorse via Victoria
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Whitehorse via Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Whitehorse
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Air Excursion
Flights from Vancouver to Gustavus via Seattle, Juneau
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Juneau via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Phone
1.888.940.4428
Email
rez@quickcoach.com
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Juneau
Ave. Duration
34h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Child 6-11
$190 - $310
Senior Citizen 65+
$330 - $480
Adult 12+
$390 - $600
Vehicle - Car (variable)
$1,600 - $2,300
Car ferry from Juneau, AK to Gustavus, AK
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Child 6-11
$17 - $26
Senior Citizen 65+
$28 - $40
Adult 12+
$30 - $55
Vehicle - Car (variable)
$140 - $200

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