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Coach Trip Information: Vancouver to Victoria

There are 189 intercity coaches per day from Vancouver to Victoria. Traveling by coach from Vancouver to Victoria usually takes around 4 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest BC Ferries Connector coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance60 mi (97 km)
Shortest duration3h 19m
Cheapest price£44.05
Trips per day103
Most frequent serviceBC Ferries Connector
Coach lines2

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Vancouver to Victoria

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)




31 October 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.



7 October 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

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



18 July 2022- Couples trip

BC Ferries Connector




20 March 2022- Visiting family

BC Ferries Connector

Good driver-very informative and helpful.



4 November 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 .

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What coach 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 192 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway44h 55m£55.96
BC Ferries Connector1924h 6m£53.48
  • 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 £47. On average, there are 4 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book BC Ferries Connector from Vancouver to Victoria from £44. There are 192 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 Cambie St & King Edward St - Bus Stop Bay 4 and 17 other stations. In Victoria, BC Ferries Connector arrives at Shopper's Drug Mart (Carry-on Luggage only) and 4 other stations.

    An average trip on BC Ferries Connector from Vancouver to Victoria takes 4 hours and 6 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 202 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Victoria.

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While there are coaches that take you straight to Victoria, some trips require you to board a ferry for part of the journey.

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 60 miles from Vancouver to Victoria. However, the fastest coach 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 coach 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 coaches. 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 15:00. To see the times for all coaches from Vancouver to Victoria, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 189 scheduled coaches that travel from Vancouver to Victoria every day. Of these, 103 are direct coaches, meaning that you do not have to change coaches at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Vancouver to Victoria start at £136.62. Ferry tickets are also available, with prices as low as £71.33.

City Information


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, BC - CAVBC-0Victoria, BC - CAVBC-1Victoria, BC - CAVBC-2

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 coach 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 coach stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

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

  • Vancouver - Cambie and Broadway

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

  • Cambie and 49th - Bus Stop Bay 4

  • Cambie and 59th Bus Stop

  • Blue Horizon Hotel

  • Sutton Place Hotel

  • Georgian Court Hotel

  • Fairmont Hotel

  • Westin Bayshore Hotel

  • Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel

  • Fairmont Waterfront

  • Holiday Inn on Howe

  • Century Plaza Hotel

Where does the coach 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.

Coach stations in Victoria:

  • Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

  • Shopper's Drug Mart (Carry-on Luggage only)

  • Douglas at Finlayson Bus Stop

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

  • Victoria - Douglas and Hillside

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