There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Digby Island  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Digby Island (YPR) YVR - YPR

$130 - $533

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Fly to Terrace, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Terrace (YXT) YVR - YXT
  2. Take the train from Terrace to Prince Rupert

$126 - $369

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Train, car ferry  •  24 h 26 min

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

$307 - $1,526

Bus, drive  •  37 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise
  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 Prince Rupert

$212 - $279

Train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Jasper to Prince Rupert VIA Rail

$155 - $533

Drive  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Prince Rupert 941.6 miles

$120 - $180

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver to Prince Rupert. However, there are services departing from Vancouver and arriving at Prince Rupert via Jasper. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The distance between Vancouver and Prince Rupert is 746 km. The road distance is 1506.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 24 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Prince Rupert train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Vancouver station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Digby Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 1 min.

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Vancouver to Prince Rupert train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Prince Rupert station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Prince Rupert is 1506 km. It takes approximately 20 h 33 min to drive from Vancouver to Prince Rupert.

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Air Canada offers flights from Vancouver Airport to Digby Island Airport.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert.
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  • Distance: 466.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Prince Rupert, BC, Canada?

Air Canada flies from Vancouver to Prince Rupert twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to Prince Rupert via Jasper in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Digby Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Terrace to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $130
Train from Vancouver to Jasper
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$70 - $100
Economy
$120 - $170
Economy Plus
$170 - $240
Business
$170 - $250
Business Plus/Sleeper
$310 - $440
Train from Jasper to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
32 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$85 - $130
Economy
$150 - $220
Economy Plus
$220 - $300
Business
$230 - $320
Business Plus/Sleeper
$410 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$12 - $16
Business Seat
$28
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
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
$95
Schedules at
sundogtours.com
BC Bus North
Phone
1-844-564-7494
Website
bcbus.ca
Bus from Valemount to Prince George
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Bus from Prince George to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
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

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There are 14+ hotels available in Prince Rupert. Prices start at $75 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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