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Travel from Seattle to either Victoria or Vancouver

Lawrence KS
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Travel from Seattle to either Victoria or Vancouver

We are four adults, have a car but only a long mid October weekend to go to either Victoria or Vancouver, probably the former. What is our best choice for transportation up there from Seattle. Best means least expensive, more efficient (two may be incompatible I know). Appreciate suggestions.

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1. Re: Travel from Seattle to either Victoria or Vancouver

With your car, as long as you can take it into Canada, the cheapest, efficient etc would be to simply drive to Vancouver. No ferries or extra travel time waiting for ferries.

Lawrence KS
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2. Re: Travel from Seattle to either Victoria or Vancouver

You say 'as long as you can take it into Canada'; are there restrictions? many thanks

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3. Re: Travel from Seattle to either Victoria or Vancouver

Hi Kansassacie;

There are some car rental companies that will not permit their cars out of the state or out of the country, or charge a premium if they do. Most of the larger rental companies will allow cross border travel.

Ensure that the car rental company notes on the rental agreement that they authorize you to take the car into Canada. You may be asked by Customs when entering Canada, or when re-entering the US, for this documentation.

Some companies offer unlimited mileage, but only within the US. The rental company will use the onboard GPS to track your usage. The extra per mile charges can add up quickly, so be sure to ask in advance.

Best Regards

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4. Re: Travel from Seattle to either Victoria or Vancouver

Many thanks; we're not taking a rental. Whew.

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