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Vancouver to Victoria - how to get to ferry?

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Vancouver to Victoria - how to get to ferry?

I'm planning to go from Vancouver to Victoria and was planning the ferry but now see it's 50 miles from Vancouver. How can I get there by public transport, or is there a better way? Thanks!

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1. Re: Vancouver to Victoria - how to get to ferry?


which part of Vancouver would you be leaving from ? It does make a difference on the advice.


FYI the distances in Canada are in kilometres so 50km which about 30 miles; which is still out of town.

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2. Re: Vancouver to Victoria - how to get to ferry?

If you look at top questions on the right there is an answer. You can use public transit or Pacific Coach lines. Info is all in the Top Question answer

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3. Re: Vancouver to Victoria - how to get to ferry?

It will take ~4 hours to get from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria, by public transit or by Pacific Coach Lines.

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4. Re: Vancouver to Victoria - how to get to ferry?

A "better" way would be to fly. Well, it is faster. But there are luggage restrictions on the smaller planes. Great view though, as they fly so much lower.

The ferry ride is really beautiful though, as it sails through Active Pass and the Gulf Islands.

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5. Re: Vancouver to Victoria - how to get to ferry?

From downtown Vancouver, Canada Line to Bridgeport Station, transfer to bus 620. Fare weekdays between start of service to 630pm is $5.50 after 630pm and all days Sat and Sun $2.75. Once you reach Swartz Bay then it is a BC Transit bus to Downtown Victoria, bus 70 which is an express or 72 which is a local, fare is $2.50 each way. If you don't want to do it by public transit here is a link to Pacific Coach Lines, takes you from downtown to downtown


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