ship terminal to Butchart Gardens

Jun 5th, 2004, 09:54 AM
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ship terminal to Butchart Gardens

Does anyone know the distance and approximate cab fare from the cruise ship terminal to the gardens?
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Jun 5th, 2004, 10:19 AM
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I posted this information somewhere here recently for someone else:

One taxi company told me the charge should be $30-35 one way.

Or, you could take a cab or walk from Ogden Point where your ship docks to the bus depot beside the Empress Hotel and take a Greyline bus for about $45.50 per person return (a bit less before June 15). I'm not sure which schedule they'd be on. Now they leave the depot at 10:00, noon and 2:00 but in the summer run hourly from 9:00 to 3:00. That fee includes entry to the gardens.

So, for two, if the round-trip taxi cost $80 with tip and then you had to pay approx. $20 each to get into the gardens, you'd be looking at about $120 in total as compared to $90 for the Greyline bus (plus perhaps a bit extra to get from Ogden Pt to the bus depot if you didn't want to walk).

There is another option. For a few bucks each way you could simply take a city bus. (There are also city buses running around the Ogden Point area that you could catch into town.) Garden entry fee and bus fare would probably total less than $30.
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Jun 5th, 2004, 08:35 PM
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That is a great help and is just what I was looking for. I did try to search for the info before asking - but did not come across your earlier post. Thanks for posting it again.
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Jun 5th, 2004, 10:30 PM
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You're welcome. I'm not good at distances, but the gardens would be about a half hour's drive away.
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