How to get to Victoria by bus
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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.
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)
Shopper's Drug Mart (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 16 other cities. You can choose from 257 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Victoria on Wanderu. BC Ferries Connector usually has the most buses on any given day.
Bus companies serving Victoria
|Bus||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Tofino Bus||12||3h 6m||$36.73|
|BC Ferries Connector||3||3h 57m||$66.45|
|Amtrak Thruway||2||4h 34m||$81.64|
Tofino Bus is an intercity bus company operating in Canada, with seasonal summer services to popular destinations on Vancouver Island. It offers excellent facilities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and WiFi, and is known for friendly and helpful drivers, providing a pleasant travel experience.
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.
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 BC Ferries Connector had the most comfortable bus service to Victoria taking into account the seats and amenities that BC Ferries Connector offers. They rate BC Ferries Connector a 4.4 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 VI Connector 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
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
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