Travelling to Victoria

Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, approximately 100 km distance from Vancouver. Although on a map it looks like a short distance, it requires some planning and time to get to Victoria from Seattle or Vancouver.

Travelling by Air

Located thirty minutes from downtown Victoria, Victoria International Airport serves daily flights to and from Vancouver International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma Airport (Sea-Tac), as well as other points in Canada and the United States. Regular floatplane and helicopter service to Downtown Victoria is available from Vancouver and Seattle.

Travelling by Sea

Victoria is also connected to mainland British Columbia and Washington State by vehicle and passenger ferries and high-speed catamarans.

Victoria Clipper

Passengers-only catamaran. Trip takes 3 hours. Seattle’s Pier 69 to Downtown Victoria’s Inner Harbour. 

BC Ferries

Car and passenger ferry from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal (30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver) and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, near the town of Sidney (30 minutes from Victoria). Sailing usually run from 7 am to 9 pm with more sailings available during the summer and other peak times. The trip takes 1 hour 35 minutes.  

Travelling by Land

You can ride by bus or take a taxi to and from the ferry terminal. 

BC Ferries Connector Bus

Take the BC Ferries Connector Bus, a coach-style bus that transports you from downtown Vancouver, onto the ferry, and directly downtown Victoria (and back to Vancouver). Reservations recommended.