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Journey Information

There are 146 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Victoria. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Victoria usually takes around 4 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest BC Ferries Connector bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance60 mi (97 km)
Shortest duration3h 19m
Cheapest price$75.04
Trips per day81
Most frequent serviceBC Ferries Connector
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver to Victoria

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Pingao

October 31, 2022- Solo travel

BC Ferries Connector

Pros: Amazing experience in bus and ferry. The bus driver Mr. James is so nice and so gentel, thank you so much for letting me have such a happy first time of bus&ferry travel. Cons: Didn't find. Tips: It should be OK just be like 10 -15 minutes in advance of the bus departure time.

5.0

Lida

October 7, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Good views of the water and excellent overall experience! Cons: Having water bottles on board. Tips: None.

5.0

Donald

July 18, 2022- Couples trip

BC Ferries Connector

Driver

4.0

Bruce

March 20, 2022- Visiting family

BC Ferries Connector

Good driver-very informative and helpful.

5.0

rick

November 4, 2021- Visiting friends

BC Ferries Connector

Pros: very comfortable & smooth trip. Cons: All good. Tips: get in early for a better seat by the window for an Amazing view .

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Victoria?

$79.84 is the average price of a bus ticket from Vancouver to Victoria. Any tickets cheaper than $79.84 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$143$95$48MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Vancouver to Victoria is expected to range from $113 to $130. If you are looking to travel to Victoria within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $113. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $113 and can be found on May 22, 2024.

Monthly average prices

$102$82$61$41$20JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $78 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vancouver to Victoria in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $93 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$102$82$61$41$203020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$8.37 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Victoria?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vancouver to Victoria that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, BC Ferries Connector usually offers more choice, with 144 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway34h 2m$82.42
BC Ferries Connector1444h 5m$91.00
  • 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. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Vancouver to Victoria start at $79. On average, there are 3 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book BC Ferries Connector from Vancouver to Victoria from $75. There are 144 BC Ferries Connector schedules from Vancouver to Victoria and you can expect on average to pay for a BC Ferries Connector ticket to Victoria. In Vancouver, BC Ferries Connector departs to Victoria from Vancouver - Cambie and Broadway and 17 other stations. In Victoria, BC Ferries Connector arrives at Douglas St at Discovery (Carry-on Luggage only) and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on BC Ferries Connector from Vancouver to Victoria takes 4 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available BC Ferries Connector trip will get you to Victoria in 3 hours and 19 minutes .

    On weekends, BC Ferries Connector offers 143 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Victoria.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 97 kilometers from Vancouver to Victoria. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 19 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Vancouver to Victoria at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver to Victoria, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 146 scheduled buses that travel from Vancouver to Victoria every day. Of these, 81 are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to change buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Vancouver to Victoria start at $132.30. Ferry tickets are also available, with prices as low as $120.52.

City Information

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Victoria

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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

Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?

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Main departure station: Pacific Central Station

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

  • Vancouver - Cambie and Broadway

  • Cambie and 59th Bus Stop

  • Cambie St & King Edward St - Bus Stop Bay 4

  • Cambie St & 41st St- Bus Stop Bay 1

  • Cambie and 49th - Bus Stop Bay 4

  • Fairmont Waterfront

  • Fairmont Hotel

  • Sutton Place Hotel

  • Blue Horizon Hotel

  • Century Plaza Hotel

  • Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel

  • Holiday Inn on Howe

  • Best Western Sands Hotel

  • Westin Bayshore Hotel

Where does the bus arrive in Victoria?

Main arrival station: Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

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.

Bus stations in Victoria:

  • Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

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

  • Victoria - Douglas and Hillside

  • Douglas at Finlayson Bus Stop

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