Victoria to Swartz Bay bus

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Victoria - Swartz Bay Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Victoria to Swartz Bay. Traveling by bus from Victoria to Swartz Bay usually takes around one hour and 13 minutes, but the fastest BC Ferries Connector bus can make the trip in just one hour and 11 minutes.

Distance18 mi (29 km)
Shortest duration1h 11m
Cheapest price$26.15
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceBC Ferries Connector
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Victoria to Swartz Bay?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Victoria to Swartz Bay. 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 Connector61h 13m$26.15
  • Book BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Swartz Bay from $26. There are 6 trips per day offered by BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Swartz Bay and you can expect on average to pay for a BC Ferries Connector ticket to Swartz Bay. In Victoria, BC Ferries Connector departs to Swartz Bay from Victoria - Douglas and Hillside and 2 other stations. In Swartz Bay, BC Ferries Connector arrives at Swartz Bay Terminal .

    An average trip on BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Swartz Bay takes 1 hours and 13 minutes , while the fastest available BC Ferries Connector trip will get you to Swartz Bay in 1 hours and 11 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 13 minutes to cover the 18 miles from Victoria to Swartz Bay. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 11 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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.

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Victoria to Swartz Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Victoria to Swartz Bay every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Victoria to Swartz Bay without transferring.

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.

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

  • Douglas at Finlayson Bus Stop

  • Victoria - Douglas and Hillside

Where does the bus arrive in Swartz Bay?

Main arrival station: Swartz Bay Terminal

All buses from Victoria arrive at one main station in Swartz Bay.

All bus stations in Swartz Bay:

  • Swartz Bay Terminal

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