There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver to Port Alberni by car ferry, bus, car or plane

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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Car ferry, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay to Port Alberni Northbound. Victoria

$33 - $87

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Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Drive from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Port Alberni

$21 - $73

5 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Qualicum  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Qualicum (XQU) YVR - XQU

$155 - $262

Fly Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour, bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay to Port Alberni

$97 - $104

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour, bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay to Port Alberni

$97 - $110

Fly Vancouver to Comox, drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Comox (YQQ) YVR - YQQ
  2. Drive from Comox to Port Alberni

$90 - $197

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo, bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Nanaimo (YCD) YVR - YCD
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport to Port Alberni

$118 - $316

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Port Alberni is to car ferry and drive which costs $26 - $95 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Port Alberni is to fly which costs $200 - $340 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Port Alberni is 122 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Port Alberni without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 6 h and costs $40 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Vancouver to Port Alberni, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Qualicum Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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K D Air Corporation offers flights from Vancouver Airport to Qualicum Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Port Alberni. Prices start at $68 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 .

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Port Alberni.
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  • Distance: 76.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Port Alberni, BC, Canada?

K D Air Corporation flies from Vancouver to Port Alberni 5 times a day.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
K D Air Corporation
Flights from Vancouver to Qualicum
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $230
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Bus operators
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay to Port Alberni
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport to Port Alberni
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36
Other operators
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
harbourair.com

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