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About Victoria

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and undoubtedly one of Canada's treasures. Walking through the iconic Inner Harbour is an excellent introduction to the city and gives tourists a chance to glimpse the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. In addition to these impressive buildings, Craigdarroch Castle showcases the British-influenced architecture with a heavy dose of opulence.

Enjoy some of the best weather in Canada while experiencing Victoria’s wide-ranging and first-rate outdoor activities. These include tranquil walks through the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, breathtaking bike rides along the Galloping Goose Trail, and ventures into the open ocean on whale watching tours.

Stemming from its history under British rule, Victoria maintains a rich tea culture that finds expression in the many cafes and tearooms around the city. If you can get a reservation, steep yourself (and your teabag) in the ultimate afternoon tea experience at the exclusive Empress Hotel.

Despite its island geography, Victoria is well served by a wide range of transport links that connect the city to major national and international locations. Extensive bus routes and rail networks provide accessible transit across Vancouver Island. In addition, the Victoria International Airport and ferry services running to Vancouver and Seattle connect Victoria to the Canadian and U.S. mainland.

Station Information

Victoria's Capital City Station combines all of Victoria's top bus companies in one central location. BC Ferries Connector, YYJ Airport Shuttle, and Tofino Bus operate service departing from this downtown location, steps away from the Parliament House, Victoria Harbour, and the iconic Fairmont Empress. Customer service agents are available at the station to provide whatever assistance the passengers need. The station offers an indoor waiting area and an adjacent cafe, providing excellent foods and drinks to waiting passengers. There are also public restrooms and Wi-Fi services for passengers' comfort while waiting for departure.

Popular bus stations in Victoria:

  • Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

  • Douglas at Finlayson Bus Stop

  • Victoria - Douglas and Hillside

  • Douglas St at Discovery (Carry-on Luggage only)

  • Victoria Clipper Ferry, Inner Harbour

What bus companies travel to Victoria, British Columbia?

Located in British Columbia, Canada, Victoria is accessible by bus from 3 other cities. You can choose from 93 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Victoria on Wanderu. BC Ferries Connector usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Victoria are also available. Ferry trips to Victoria are yet another option .

Bus companies serving Victoria

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BC Ferries Connector34h 5m$84.65
Amtrak Thruway24h 0m$83.57
FlixBus US14h 0m$98.76
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Victoria?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Victoria by bus with Amtrak Thruway giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Thruway had the most comfortable bus service to Victoria taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Thruway offers. They rate Amtrak Thruway a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Victoria punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Thruway has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Victoria, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$77.65 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Victoria, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Victoria. In the last month, buses from Vancouver to Victoria had the lowest average price at $78.64.

The busiest bus station in Victoria is Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Victoria are:

  • Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station
  • Douglas at Finlayson Bus Stop
  • Victoria - Douglas and Hillside
The closest airport to Victoria is Harbour Seaplane Base (YWH), it is located 1.1 miles from the city center of Victoria.
Victoria ranks number 9 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 66 in Canada. Victoria ranks number 18 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Victoria via bus service. On average 47 direct daily bus trips serve Victoria.
The population of Victoria is 289625. Victoria ranks number 7 in terms of population in British Columbia and number 65 in all of Canada.
Bus tickets to Victoria range from $91 for a short trip to Victoria, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Victoria starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Victoria can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $172.
Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Victoria for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest bus station to the city center of Victoria is Douglas St at Discovery (Carry-on Luggage only), located just 0.3 miles away. Select Douglas St at Discovery (Carry-on Luggage only) as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Victoria. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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