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Easiest / Quickest way from Seattle to Vancouver Island?

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Easiest / Quickest way from Seattle to Vancouver Island?

Hi there!

It is much cheaper for me to fly into Seattle (on Southwest) than to fly in to Vancouver. What is the easiest / quickest way for us to get to Vancouver? I was planning on renting a car and driving up. Mapquest says it's about a 2.5 hour drive.

What about crossing over the Ferry at Port Angeles?

Or is it just easier forking over the money and flying into Vancouver?

Thanks for any and all opinions!

Karen

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1. Re: Easiest / Quickest way from Seattle to Vancouver Island?

Are you going to Vancouver or Vancouver Island? If the latter, where on the island?

2.5 hours is optimistic from Seatac to Vancouver. I'd say closer to 3.5 with traffic and the border crossing but it depends on the day of the week and time of day.

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2. Re: Easiest / Quickest way from Seattle to Vancouver Island?

Hi Karen

The Port Angeles ferry option is very doable.The MV Coho takes you

right into Victoria's inner harbour.I would reserve for sure.

The trip will be a little longer but all said and done not by much

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3. Re: Easiest / Quickest way from Seattle to Vancouver Island?

You do need to clarify ... are you trying to get to Vancouver or Vancouver Island.. two very different places. The Port Angeles ferry goes to Vancouver Island.. NOT Vancouver..hence the confusion. As mentioned I would not count on 2.5 hrs drive time.. the border can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 4 hours depending on time of week, holidays etc..if you want Victoria which is ON Vancouver Island you can also look at taking the Clipper.. a walk on ferry from dowtown Seattle to dowtown Victoria then rent a car in Victoria.

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4. Re: Easiest / Quickest way from Seattle to Vancouver Island?

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