Travel

Wherever you call home, and whatever your taste in travel, there’s a good way to get to Victoria.

Victoria International Airport (airport code YYJ) is located 15 miles from downtown. Nonstop flights to Victoria are available from many Canadian cities and from Seattle. Travelers from the U.S. can connect easily through Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, or Vancouver. No ferry travel is required.

Vancouver International Airport (code YVR) has nonstop connections with more than a dozen U.S. cities. (Quick geography lesson: Vancouver is a city on the western coast of mainland Canada; Victoria is on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, which is 60 flight miles from the mainland.). Transfer from Vancouver International Airport to Victoria can be made by ferry, by bus (which rides on the ferry), by helicopter, or by seaplane landing in the harbor near the Empress Hotel. The harbor is an official airport, with flights landing and departing throughout the day. It’s also possible to rent a car in Vancouver and drive on the ferry to Victoria if you want to explore more of Vancouver Island.

From Washington State, options for reaching Victoria include airplanes flying into Victoria International Airport, seaplane service from Seattle, and ferry service from both Seattle (passengers only) and Port Angeles (cars and passengers).

Helpful Links
How to Get to Victoria by Air or Ferry | Tourism Victoria

Direct flights to Victoria (YYJ) (flightconnections.com)

5 Ways to Get From Vancouver to Victoria - Explore BC | Super, Natural BC (hellobc.com)