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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)

  • 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.

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
Tofino Bus123h 6m$36.73
BC Ferries Connector33h 57m$66.45
Amtrak Thruway24h 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

$18.49 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 Duncan to Victoria had the lowest average price at $18.55. The bus from Hornby Island to Victoria also tends to start at relatively low prices.

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 25 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 139 in Canada. Victoria ranks number 19 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Victoria via bus service. On average 157 direct daily bus trips serve Victoria.
The population of Victoria is 289625. Victoria ranks number 18 in terms of population in British Columbia and number 153 in all of Canada.
Bus tickets to Victoria range from $18 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 $127.
Traveling by bus is very popular with those going to visit their friends in Victoria. With good deals available and ability to plan last minute, a bus ticket to Victoria is the best way to get some facetime with your friends and with great bus locations in Victoria you'll arrive near the action ready to hit the town with your friends.
The closest bus station to the city center of Victoria is Shopper's Drug Mart (Carry-on Luggage only), located just 0.2 miles away. Select Shopper's Drug Mart (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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