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Ferries from Victoria to Seattle

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Victoria - Seattle Ferry Schedule

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Journey Information

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.

Distance74 mi (119 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$137.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceClipper Vacations
Ferry lines1

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.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Clipper Vacations12h 45m$137.00

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.

In addition, federal law requires all ferry passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the ferry.

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?

The ferry usually takes around 3 hours to cover the 74 miles (119 kilometers) from Victoria, BC to Seattle, WA. 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?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Victoria to Seattle. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct ferry, meaning that you do not have to get on a different ferry at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Victoria to Seattle start at $92.00. Bus tickets are also available, with prices as low as $103.00.

City Information

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.

Seattle

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Victoria?

Departure stations

Most ferries depart from the main station in Victoria.

Where does the ferry arrive in Seattle?

Arrival stations

All ferries from Victoria arrive at one main station in Seattle.

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