Transportation



Victoria is served by the Victoria International Airport located approximately 30 min. north of downtown, and by regular float plane and helicopter services to the Inner Harbour. There are several daily flights linking Victoria to both Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, WA., U.S.A.

Victoria and Vancouver Island are well-connected to the B.C. mainland and Washington State by scheduled vehicle and passenger-carrying ferries. Dozens of sailing each day are available from several point to terminals near Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula and to downtown Victoria

Bus service to Vancouver Island and around Vancouver Island. Taxi and and airporter service, vehicle rentals.
Air Canada/Air BC Connector
Frequent daily flights linking Vancouver (YVR) and Victoria (YYJ) International Airports
B.C. Ferry Corporation
Links B.C. mainland with Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. Hourly sailings 7 am - 10 pm during summer and odd-hour sailings 7 am - 9 pm during winter. Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, on Saanich Peninsula is approximately 30 minutes north of downtown Victoria
AKAL Airporter Express
Airport shuttlebus, meets all flights at Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
Canada 3000
Weekly flights to Victoria International Airport, (YYJ) from Calgary (YYC) , Winnipeg (YWG) , and Toronto (YTO)
BC Transit
Local public bus service, including service between downtown Victoria and Victoria International Airport
Canadian Airlines/Canadian Regional
Frequent daily flights linking Vancouver(YVR) and Victoria(YYJ) International Airports
Black Ball Transport
Daily sailings between Victoria Inner Harbour and Port Angeles, WA
Gray Line Canada Charter bus service between Vancouver, B.C. and Victoria and sightseeing tours of Victoria
Helijet Airways
Daily flights downtown Victoria to downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Daily flights downtown Victoria to Seattle
Victoria Clipper and Princess Marguerite III
Daily sailings between Victoria Inner Harbour and Seattle Pier 69. Passengers only on the Victoria Clipper and passengers and vehicles on the Princess Marguerite III
Gray Line of Seattle
Charter bus service between Seattle, WA. and Vancouver, B.C.
Harbour Air
Daily flights by floatplane between Victoria, Vancouver and Gulf Islands. Daily tours of Victoria, Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Olympic Peninsula
Washington State Ferries
Daily sailing between Sidney, B.C. (30 min. north of downtown Victoria) and Anacortes, WA
Laidlaw Coach Lines
Daily scheduled bus service between Victoria and destinations throughout Vancouver Island
Horizon Air
Daily flights linking Victoria (YYJ) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) International Airports.
Alaska Air partner
Cruise ships
Some of the cruise ships plying the waters on the Pacific Coast between Mexico and Alaska stop in Victoria
Pacific Coach Lines
Daily scheduled bus service via B.C. Ferries between Victoria and Vancouver, B.C.
Kenmore Air
Daily flights by floatplane between Victoria Inner Harbour (YWH) and Seattle Harbor (Lake Union)
VIA Rail Canada
Scenic tours by train on Vancouver Island and from Vancouver throught the Canadian Rockies
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Frequent daily flights between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Victoria International Airport (YYJ). Regular scheduled service between Vancouver International Airport and several destinations on the Pacific Coast and western Canada, including Anchorage (ANC), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Los Angeles (LAX), Saskatoon (YXE), Seattle (SEA), Winnipeg (YWG), Whitehorse (YXY), and Yellowknife (YZF)
BC Rail
Scenic tours of B.C. by train from North Vancouver
West Coast Air
daily flights by floatplane between Victoria and Vancouver Harbours
** Documents required
for travel to Canada
Taxis in Victoria
Blue Bird Cabs Ltd. Phone: (250)382-3611
Empress Taxi. Phone: (250)381-2222
Victoria Taxi. Phone: (250)383-7111
WestJet Airways
Regular scheduled service between Victoria (YYJ) and Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Saskatoon (YXE) , Kelowna (YLW), Regina (YQR) and Thunder Bay (YQT)
Vehicle rentals in Victoria
Avis. Phone: (250)386-8468
Budget. Phone (250)953-5300
Enterprise. Phone (250)475-6900
National. Phone (250)386-1213
Thrifty. Phone: (250)383-3659

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