Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

assistance please-seattle to vancouver, ferry service

assistance please-seattle to vancouver, ferry service

Old Jun 9th, 2005, 10:33 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 17
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
assistance please-seattle to vancouver, ferry service

I'm hoping to get to vancouver for a few days in july, but for cost savings, I was thinking of flying into seattle and catching a ferry up to vancouver. However, I've been searching the net and haven't had much luck-I'm not bringing a car, so don't need a car ferry, and I'm not looking for a luxury ferry trip up, that would off-set my savings on the plane. Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you!
coolhand is offline  
Old Jun 9th, 2005, 11:12 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 79
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm not 100% sure but I don't think there is a direct ferry between the two. You could either get the Victoria Clipper from Seattle to Victoria and then a ferry/coach with Pacific Coach Lines from Victoria to Vancouver.

It would be far cheaper and quicker to get a coach from Seattle to Vancouver with Quick Coach (or it might be spelt Quik Coach) I know they go direct from the airport to downtown Vancouver.

Hope this helps
joxxxxx is offline  
Old Jun 10th, 2005, 05:06 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,460
Received 77 Likes on 7 Posts
We have a freeway. Why would we need a ferry?
Gardyloo is offline  
Old Jun 10th, 2005, 06:40 AM
  #4  
DB
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 368
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Other than renting a car (for which there may be issues taking it into Canada) and about a 3 hour drive in good traffic, the below links are your only hope, Obiwan.

http://www.kenmoreair.com
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries
http://www.bcferries.com
http://www.victoriaclipper.com
http://www.alaskaair.com (aka Horizon Air)
DB is offline  
Old Jun 10th, 2005, 06:53 AM
  #5  
DB
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 368
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well, I guess there's also the train:

http://www.amtrak.com/

http://www.victoriaclipper.com/seatt...uver_overnight

DB is offline  
Old Jun 10th, 2005, 04:31 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,382
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There is NOT a ferry from Seattle to Vancouver.
The easiest, cheapest is take Quik Book right from Airport to downtown Vancouver. The one I took (a year ago) only had two departure times...
mid-morning and 2 PM.
IF you plan to spend time in
Seattle first...taking Amtrak would be the easiest to get to since the station
is in Pioneer Square area (little south of the downtown area) There maybe only one departure a day...not sure--could fine that info on their web site..
Good luck..
traveler24 is offline  
Old Jun 10th, 2005, 05:00 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,382
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oops this is the web site for bus to Vancouver
http://www.quickcoach.com/schedule.htm
It looks like a "busy" web site but it provides a toll free number for assiatance..
traveler24 is offline  
Old Jun 11th, 2005, 04:50 AM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 17
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks for quick coach tip-I've looked into the website and I think it's going to be the route I go. Much appreciated!
coolhand is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
carmar
Canada
10
Jul 30th, 2012 01:02 PM
Tdiddy12
Canada
8
Jan 2nd, 2011 02:06 PM
drsol
Canada
4
May 5th, 2005 09:36 AM
ronradio
United States
9
May 19th, 2004 05:50 PM
jim
Canada
4
Aug 5th, 2002 08:14 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:39 AM.