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Journey Information

There are 112 intercity buses per day from Victoria to Vancouver. Traveling by bus from Victoria to Vancouver usually takes around 3 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest BC Ferries Connector bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 31 minutes.

Distance60 mi (97 km)
Shortest duration3h 31m
Cheapest price$54.62
Trips per day112
Most frequent serviceBC Ferries Connector
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Victoria to Vancouver

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.9

4.0

poh tiong

October 10, 2023- Vacation

BC Ferries Connector

Pros: Very good. Cons: Right now is good.

5.0

Lynne

July 24, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The bus driver is super nice & has a great sense of humour! The ticket price is great, gets you to the Ferry, first on, first off & to the destination in Vancouver with ease! Tips: Easy way to travel from Victoria to Vancouver.

5.0

pohtiong

April 27, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Very nice trip. Cons: None. Tips: No.

5.0

Pingao

November 5, 2022- Solo travel

BC Ferries Connector

Pros: super good experience. Cons: everything nice. Tips: enjoy!

5.0

Ann

October 30, 2022- Visiting friends

BC Ferries Connector

Pros: All of it. Cons: Nothing.

How much is a bus ticket from Victoria to Vancouver?

Bus tickets for a trip from Victoria to Vancouver cost $57.90 on average. Tickets cheaper than $57.90 are an excellent bargain. 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

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Victoria to Vancouver in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $85 to $95. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 13, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Vancouver this week, bus tickets are available starting at $85.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Victoria to Vancouver is usually cheapest in March, when the average ticket price is only $57. If you're planning to take the bus from Victoria to Vancouver during October, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $65. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 17 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $0.43 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Victoria to Vancouver?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Victoria to Vancouver that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, BC Ferries Connector usually offers more choice, with 115 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway24h 0m$58.00
BC Ferries Connector1153h 59m$66.11
  • 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 Victoria to Vancouver start at $58. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Vancouver from $55. There are 115 trips per day offered by BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Vancouver and you can expect on average to pay for a BC Ferries Connector ticket to Vancouver. In Victoria, BC Ferries Connector departs to Vancouver from Victoria - Douglas and Hillside and 2 other stations. In Vancouver, BC Ferries Connector arrives at Pacific Central Station and 17 other stations.

    An average trip on BC Ferries Connector from Victoria to Vancouver takes 3 hours and 59 minutes , while the fastest available BC Ferries Connector trip will get you to Vancouver in 3 hours and 31 minutes .

    On weekends, BC Ferries Connector offers 120 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Vancouver.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 60 miles from Victoria to Vancouver. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 31 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.

Because many passengers travel from Victoria to Vancouver at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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

There are 112 scheduled buses that travel from Victoria to Vancouver every day. Of these, 112 are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to change buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Victoria to Vancouver start at $160.50. Ferry tickets are also available, with prices as low as $88.33.

City Information

Victoria

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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.

Vancouver

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.

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 Vancouver?

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Main arrival 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 bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

  • Cambie and 59th Bus Stop

  • 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

  • Fairmont Hotel

  • Fairmont Waterfront

  • Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel

  • Georgian Court Hotel

  • Blue Horizon Hotel

  • Holiday Inn on Howe

  • Sandman Suites

  • Best Western Sands Hotel

  • Westin Bayshore Hotel

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