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There is one daily ferry from Victoria to Seattle. Traveling by ferry from Victoria to Seattle usually takes around 3 hours, but some ferries might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||74 mi (119 km)|
|Shortest duration||3h 0m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Clipper Vacations|
What ferry companies travel from Victoria to Seattle?
There is one ferry company that operates from Victoria to Seattle. Clipper Vacations is the only company to provide ferry transportation at the moment. It only operates one ferry trip per day, which really narrows down the options.
|Ferry||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Clipper Vacations||1||2h 45m||$137.00|
Book Clipper Vacations from Victoria to Seattle from $137. Typically there is one Clipper Vacations schedule per day from Victoria to Seattle and you can expect on average to pay for a Clipper Vacations ticket to Seattle. In Victoria, Clipper Vacations departs to Seattle from Victoria Clipper Ferry, Inner Harbour . In Seattle, Clipper Vacations arrives at Victoria Clipper Ferry - 2701 Alaskan Way .
An average trip on Clipper Vacations from Victoria to Seattle takes 2 hours and 45 minutes .
On weekends, Clipper Vacations offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Seattle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by ferry from Victoria to Seattle during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the ferry or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the ferry ride from Victoria to Seattle?
The ferry usually takes around 3 hours to cover the 74 miles (119 kilometers) from Victoria to Seattle. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.
What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Victoria to Seattle?
The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Victoria to Seattle is on Thursday. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Friday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Friday is the way to go.
When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Victoria?
There is usually only one ferry per day from Victoria to Seattle. Therefore, the 5:00pm ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.
How many ferries are there each day?
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.
Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park. These offerings and more make Seattle one of the best vacation destination in Washington.
Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.
Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.
Where does the ferry leave from in Victoria?
Main departure station: Victoria Clipper Ferry, Inner Harbour
Most ferries depart from the main station in Victoria.
All ferry stations in Victoria:
Victoria Clipper Ferry, Inner Harbour
Where does the ferry arrive in Seattle?
Main arrival station: Victoria Clipper Ferry - 2701 Alaskan Way
All ferries from Victoria arrive at one main station in Seattle.
All ferry stations in Seattle:
Victoria Clipper Ferry - 2701 Alaskan Way
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