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There are 4 ways to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan by plane, train, car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly from Vancouver  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Ketchikan (KTN) YVR - KTN

$239 - $823

Cheapest option

Train to Seattle, fly  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Ketchikan (KTN) SEA - KTN

$224 - $456

2 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Bellingham, WA
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan Bellingham

$259 - $1,312

Train, car ferry  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper
  2. Take the train from Jasper to Prince Rupert
  3. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Ketchikan, AK

$290 - $635

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan is to train and fly which costs $290 - $600 and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan is to fly which costs $310 - $1,100 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Ketchikan is 888 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 2 days 11 h and costs $370 - $850.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Vancouver to Ketchikan, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Ketchikan Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 39 min and has one stopover.

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Air Canada, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Ketchikan Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Ketchikan. Prices start at $100 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 Ketchikan.
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  • Distance: 554.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Ketchikan, AK, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines fly from Vancouver to Ketchikan hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Ketchikan via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Ketchikan via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Ketchikan via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
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 Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
32 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $130
Economy
$130 - $190
EconomyPlus
$160 - $230
Business
$230 - $330
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$250 - $360
Vehicle
$850 - $1,300
Car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Ketchikan, AK
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210

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