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victoria to seattle

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victoria to seattle

we are taking a cruise from anchorage to Vancouver. We plan on spending a few days in Vancouver and maybe one day on Victoria island. We would like to end up in Seattle and fly home from there. Any suggestions for the best way to get to Seattle without a car. Can we ferry from Vancouver to Victoria spend a night, then ferry to Seattle.

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1. Re: victoria to seattle

It's actually called Vancouver Island (not Victoria Island). Victoria, British Columbia's capital city, is located at the south end of the island.

Pacific Coach lines will take you from the Pacific Central station (about $10 - $12 taxi ride from downtown Vancouver) to downtown Victoria -


The bus drives south to Tsawwassen (about 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver) and right onto the ferry. Your luggage stays in a secure area in the bus, while you go up to the passenger lounges for the 90 minute ferry ride (quite lovely). There is an announcement just before the ferry docks at Swartz Bay (about 30 minutes north of Victoria) for bus passengers to go back their bus. The bus then drives off the ferry and into the bus station in downtown Victoria.

The Victoria Clipper, a passenger ferry, travels from the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria to Seattle -


Best post on the Seattle forum for info as to how to travel from the Clipper dock (basically in downtown Seattle) to your hotel or the airport.

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2. Re: victoria to seattle

on the seattle fourm on top right is a whole section on trips to Vanc and Victoria. Getting between Vanc vic and Seattle without a car is very very easy.

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3. Re: victoria to seattle

The Clipper is excellent, but do check the timetables to make sure there's a sailing that suits you. If you end up needing an overnight in Seattle, the Clipper folks have pretty good ferry+hotel deals.

The Clipper recommends that you be there an hour before departure, but on the other hand it sails from downtown.

In a pinch you can also fly by float plane.

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4. Re: victoria to seattle

Other folks have offered some good advice and posted some resources.

I would mention that if you plan on taking a ferry down to Seattle from Victoria - you will still need to find your way to Seatac. I believe there are probably a few forum posts and suggestions on doing that in the Seattle forum, one alternate suggestion As Kawa mentioned there is a small air plane company (Kenmore Air) that flies from Victoria Harbour and both down to Lake Union (just a bit north of Seattle downtown), but also goes to Boeng Field (close to Seatac). There are probably a few airport shuttle buses that can pick you up downtown Seattle and there is also the new transit line that goes out there, but I haven't myself tried either option and couldnt make any informed logistical suggestions.

Another option to suggest is that if you come to Victoria and do a bit of looking around downtown near the inner harbour for the morning- and then if you are into Gardens, then take a bus package or public bus out of town to Butchart Gardens - which is fairly close to the Victoria Airport. After enjoying the Gardens, you can take a quick taxi to the Airport and from there it is a short flight from the airport right down to Seatac (Horizon/Alaska Airlines). Just another idea for your consideration....

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