Coming to Victoria from VANCOUVER or SEATTLE
There are numerous ways to get to Victoria. There are several ferry services from a number of mainland locations such as Port Angeles,WA., Seattle,WA., Anacortes WA.,and Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay in west Vancouver. Victoria has an International Airport with regularly scheduled daily flights and several float plane services as well as a Helijet service. Take advantage of the map at the bottom of the page for travels within the downtown area.
Coming to Victoria from VANCOUVER
To get to Victoria by car, you must take BC Ferries from Tsawwassen which is about 45 minutes outside Vancouver. See By Ferry section below for more details.
Several airlines operate daily connector flights to/from Victoria. These airlines include:
Air BC 1-888-247-2262
Air Canada 1-800-667-1729 (www.aircanada.ca)
West Jet Airlines 1-800-538-5696 (www.westjet.com)
Pacific Coastal 1-800- 662-2872
From Victoria’s airport, you may take a taxi (Approx. $55.00 CAD) to downtown, or you may opt for a shuttle bus (Approx. $21 CAD), which stops at most downtown hotels. You may also rent a car at the airport.
There are also direct flights from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria.
Helijet Airways downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria.
79 Dallas Road (250) 382-6222 1-800-665-4354 (www.helijet.com)
Harbour Air Scheduled seaplane service between Vancouver & Victoria and charter service for sightseeing on Wharf Street, Victoria (250) 384-2215 or 1-800-665-0212 (www.harbour-air.com)
West Coast Air Vancouver & Victoria – harbour to harbour, on Wharf Street, Victoria (250) 388-4521 1-800-347-2222 (www.westcoastair.com)
BC Ferries provide fast, frequent service between the BC Mainland, and Vancouver Island. From Vancouver to Victoria the crossing time is approximately 90 minutes. Hourly sailings during the summer and a minimum of 8 sailings per day during the fall, winter and spring. Reservations are not required. 386-3431 (www.bcferries.com)
Pacific Coach Lines offers frequent Bus/Ferry service from downtown Vancouver to Downtown Victoria. 700 Douglas Street, Victoria (250) 385-4411 or 1-800-661-1725 (www.pacificcoach.com)
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Coming to Victoria from SEATTLE
To get to Victoria by car you take the Interstate 5 North and follow the signs to Vancouver. Once you have crossed the border you look for the signs for the BC Ferries to Victoria. You may also drive to Port Angeles, WA at any time of the year (except for a couple of weeks in January), to board the COHO Ferry. You may also drive to Anacortes, WA and take the Anacortes – Sidney Ferry. For further details about the ferries see the By Ferry section below.
Several airlines operate daily flights to/from Victoria. These airlines include:
Horizon Air operates up to 7 flights daily between Seattle and Victoria Airports 1-800-547-9308 (www.horizonair.com)
Kenmore Air harbour to harbour Seattle, Victoria, San Juan Islands 1-800-543-9595 firstname.lastname@example.org (www.kenmoreair.com)
From Victoria’s airport, you may take a taxi (Approx. $55.00 CAD) to downtown, or you may opt for a shuttle bus (Approx. $21.00 CAD), which stops at most downtown hotels. You may also rent a car at the airport.
The Victoria Clipper (206) 448-5000 in Seattle, or 1-800-888-2535, operates a daily high-speed passenger only, catamaran service between Seattle and Victoria year round. For information on schedules and costs, the company can be contacted at 254 Belleville Ave., Victoria, B.C. V8V 1W9 Telephone: (250) 382-8100. You can book on line at their web site. (www.victoriaclipper.com)
M.V. Coho ( Black Ball Ferries) 386-2206 is a scheduled year-round vehicle and passenger ferry operating between Port Angeles, Washington, and downtown Victoria. Sailing time is approximately 95 minutes. Complete information on its services is available on their website. (www.cohoferry.com)
Washington State Ferries provides scheduled ferry service for both passengers and vehicles between Anacortes, Washington and Sidney, BC. The ferries operate all year. Telephone (250) 381-1551 or (250) 656-1531 In Washington State call (206) 464-6400 or 1-800-84-FERRY. (www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries)
GRAY LINE SEATTLE offers a variety of package bus tours to Victoria from Seattle. Phone: 1-800-426-7505 (www.graylineofseattle.com)