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Victoria - Richmond Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Victoria to Richmond. Traveling by bus from Victoria to Richmond usually takes around 3 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest BC Ferries Connector bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 36 minutes.

Distance52 mi (84 km)
Shortest duration3h 36m
Cheapest price$63.68
Most frequent serviceBC Ferries Connector
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How much is a bus ticket from Victoria to Richmond?

Bus tickets for a trip from Victoria to Richmond cost $67.04 on average. Consider it a bargain when you can snag tickets for less than $67.04. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning to travel by bus from Victoria to Richmond in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $95 to $104. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 27, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Richmond this week, bus tickets are available starting at $96.

Monthly avg. prices

Taking the bus from Victoria to Richmond is usually cheapest in March, when the average ticket price is only $62. If you're planning to take the bus from Victoria to Richmond during October, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $74. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 5 days in advance to save up to $5.90.

What bus companies travel from Victoria to Richmond?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Victoria to Richmond. BC Ferries Connector connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BC Ferries Connector123h 39m$71.49
  • Book BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Richmond from $64. There are 12 trips per day offered by BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay for a BC Ferries Connector ticket to Richmond. In Victoria, BC Ferries Connector departs to Richmond from Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station and 2 other stations. In Richmond, BC Ferries Connector arrives at YVR Vancouver International Airport .

    An average trip on BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Richmond takes 3 hours and 39 minutes , while the fastest available BC Ferries Connector trip will get you to Richmond in 3 hours and 36 minutes .

    On weekends, BC Ferries Connector offers 12 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Richmond.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 52 miles from Victoria to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 36 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.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

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 Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Victoria to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information


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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.


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Richmond’s rich culture is a product of its coastal geography and multiethnic make-up. Visit Steveston, one of Richmond's iconic fishing villages that's also home to two National Historic Sites, to take in the city's long-standing marine history while enjoying stunning seaside vistas. Nature lovers can get out onto the water to spy on orcas or venture inland to watch the dozens of migratory bird species that touch down in town from winter to spring.

Popular heritage sites with no admission fee include the International Buddhist Temple, Richmond Museum, and Richmond Art Museum, offering visitors a great way to explore local culture on a shoestring budget. Known for its Chinese influences, Richmond offers some of the most authentic Chinese food found on this side of the Pacific in the Golden Village or along the Dumpling Trail. The Richmond Night Market also serves up a mouth-watering selection of street food hailing from all corners of the Asian continent.

Richmond is not far from Vancouver International Airport, which provides flights across North America and is also home to an award-winning gallery of indigenous artworks. Bus and rail networks serve the region while regular ferries run to Victoria through the scenic Strait of Georgia.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Victoria?

Main departure 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.

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 Richmond?

Main arrival station: YVR Vancouver International Airport

All buses from Victoria arrive at one main station in Richmond.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • YVR Vancouver International Airport

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