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Journey Information

There are 101 intercity buses per day from Victoria to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Victoria to Vancouver usually takes around 3 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest BC Ferries Connector bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 31 minutes.

Distance60 mi (97 km)
Shortest duration3h 31m
Cheapest price$67.03
Trips per day101
Most frequent serviceBC Ferries Connector
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Victoria to Vancouver

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Noriyuki

March 15, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Driver did good job. Cons: Nothing. Tips: no.

Pros: Driver did good job. Cons: Nothing. Tips: no.

5.0

Judith

December 21, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Very convenient for my husband (slightly disabled) and myself - we live on the east coast, were visiting family in Vancouver, so have no car here and do not want to drive ourselves to visit our friends in Victoria. It was made easy for us to go on the bus/ferry/b...

Pros: Very convenient for my husband (slightly disabled) and myself - we live on the east coast, were visiting family in Vancouver, so have no car here and do not want to drive ourselves to visit our friends in Victoria. It was made easy for us to go on the bus/ferry/bus. Cons: A bit more legroom as we carried everything for two nights in two smallish backpacks which had to go by our feet.

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5.0

Chandni

September 9, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Breaks were given. Cons: Hault.. please give hault at Tim Morton or nearby..so we can grab coffee n food.

Pros: Breaks were given. Cons: Hault.. please give hault at Tim Morton or nearby..so we can grab coffee n food.

5.0

Joshua

August 11, 2019- Couples trip

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Very fun trip with courteous staff. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Pros: Very fun trip with courteous staff. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Jose

August 9, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Friendly driver and staff at the Bus Stations. Tips: Using Amtrak was the best thing for us to do during this trip to Victoria from Vancouver.

Pros: Friendly driver and staff at the Bus Stations. Tips: Using Amtrak was the best thing for us to do during this trip to Victoria from Vancouver.

How much is a bus ticket from Victoria to Vancouver?

The average price for a bus ticket to Vancouver is $72.87, If your search turns up options priced lower than $72.87 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$117$78$39MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Victoria to Vancouver is expected to range from C$90 to C$100. If you are looking to travel to Vancouver within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$91. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$90 and can be found on May 25, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Victoria to Vancouver by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around C$73 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$2.26 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Victoria to Vancouver?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Victoria to Vancouver that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, BC Ferries Connector usually offers more choice, with 102 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway34h 5m$75.42
BC Ferries Connector1023h 58m$72.95
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    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 Victoria to Vancouver start at $75. On average, there are 3 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • BC Ferries Connector

    BC Ferries Connector

    Book BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Vancouver from $67. There are 102 BC Ferries Connector schedules from Victoria to Vancouver and you can expect on average to pay for a BC Ferries Connector ticket to Vancouver. In Victoria, BC Ferries Connector departs to Vancouver from Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station and 2 other stations. In Vancouver, BC Ferries Connector arrives at Pacific Central Station and 18 other stations.

    An average trip on BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Vancouver takes 3 hours and 58 minutes , while the fastest available BC Ferries Connector trip will get you to Vancouver in 3 hours and 31 minutes .

    On weekends, BC Ferries Connector offers 123 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Vancouver.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Victoria to Vancouver during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 97 kilometers from Victoria to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 31 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Victoria?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Victoria to Vancouver, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 101 scheduled buses that travel from Victoria to Vancouver every day. Of these, 101 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 Victoria to Vancouver start at $208.70. Ferry tickets are also available, with prices as low as $114.86.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Victoria?

Departure stations

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.

All bus stations in Victoria:

  • Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

  • Victoria - Douglas and Hillside

  • Douglas at Finlayson Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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Arrival stations

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.

Bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

  • Fairmont Hotel

  • Cambie and 59th Bus Stop

  • Cambie and 49th - Bus Stop Bay 4

  • Vancouver - Cambie and Broadway

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

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

  • Sandman Suites

  • Century Plaza Hotel

  • Fairmont Waterfront

  • Blue Horizon Hotel

  • Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel

  • Days Inn

  • Georgian Court Hotel

  • Best Western Sands Hotel

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