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There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Kitimat by plane, taxi, train, car ferry, car, bus or bus and ferry

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Fly, taxi  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Terrace (YXT) YVR - YXT
  2. Take a taxi from Terrace to Kitimat

$183 - $404

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Train, car ferry, drive  •  29 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
  3. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC
  4. Take the train from Prince Rupert to Kwinitsa
  5. Drive from Kwinitsa to Kitimat

$354 - $1,619

Bus, drive, taxi  •  31 h 6 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 Skeena Mall
  6. Take a taxi from Skeena Mall to Kitimat

$311 - $434

Bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, train, drive  •  35 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal to Victoria, BC
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Port Hardy
  3. Take the car ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert, BC
  4. Take the train from Prince Rupert to Kwinitsa
  5. Drive from Kwinitsa to Kitimat

$318 - $808

Train, taxi  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper
  2. Take the train from Jasper to Terrace
  3. Take a taxi from Terrace to Kitimat

$336 - $534

Drive  •  19 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Kitimat 890.3 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Kitimat is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 19 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Kitimat is to fly and taxi which costs $230 - $550 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Kitimat is 651 km. The road distance is 1424.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Kitimat without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2 days 3 h and costs $440 - $700.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Vancouver to Kitimat, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Terrace Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 39 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Kitimat is 1424 km. It takes approximately 19 h 38 min to drive from Vancouver to Kitimat.

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Terrace Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Kitimat. 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 Kitimat.
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  • Distance: 407.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Kitimat, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Kitimat. However, you can take the subway to YVR-Airport Station Platform 1, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Terrace, then take the taxi to Kitimat. Alternatively, you can take the train to Bellingham Amtrak Station, take the walk to Bellingham, WA, take the car ferry to Ketchikan, AK, take the car ferry to Prince Rupert, BC, take the walk to Prince Rupert, take the train to Kwinitsa, then take the drive to Kitimat.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
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 Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$12 - $16
Business Seat
$28
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Prince Rupert to Kwinitsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$15 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
EconomyPlus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Train from Vancouver to Jasper
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times 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 Terrace
Ave. Duration
30 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$90 - $120
Economy
$120 - $170
EconomyPlus
$150 - $210
Business
$210 - $290
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
$40 - $95
Schedules at
sundogtours.com
Road
$40 - $55
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 Skeena Mall
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
BC Ferries Connector - Wilson's Group
Phone
+1 888 788 8840
Email
reservations@bcfconnector.com
Website
bcfconnector.com
Bus and ferry from Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal to Victoria, BC
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
bcfconnector.com
Book at
bcfconnector.zaui.net
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Port Hardy
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
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 Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$158
Standard Vehicle
$516
Motorcycle
$337
Other operators
Taxi from Terrace to Kitimat
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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