A Guide to Flights from Victoria to Vancouver - Flight Times, Airlines, and the Best YYJ-YVR Airfares.

Flights from Victoria to Vancouver BC, Commuter, Seaplane and Helicopter Flights.

Victoria to Vancouver Flights

By Darrin Robertson, VTT Editor - Updated: January 17, 2023

Air Canada Jazz Dash-8

Jazz Dash 8 landing at Vancouver Airport!

Because of tourism as well as business, thousands of people travel between Vancouver and Victoria, on Vancouver Island, each day. Since there is no bridge or tunnel from Victoria to Vancouver, ferries and flying are the only way to travel between Vancouver Island and Vancouver.

The distance from Victoria, BC to Vancouver, BC is about 55 miles (88 kms).

Victoria – Vancouver Flight Time: Flying time from Victoria to Vancouver is a short 25 minutes.

3-letter Airport Codes: YYJ (Victoria), YVR (Vancouver), YWH (Victoria Inner Harbor), CXH (Vancouver Coal Harbor).

Cheapest Flights from Victoria to Vancouver

All fare examples are approximate amounts in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes and surcharges (based on Victoria-Vancouver air fares for travel early 2020).

Pacific Coastal Airlines: The cheapest airfare from Victoria to Vancouver on Pacific Coastal is currently priced around $125 CAD one-way/return.

Victoria-Vancouver Seaplane Flights: You can fly from downtown Victoria to downtown Vancouver on a seaplane and save time, ground travel at each end, and avoid airport hassles and fees.

Both Westcoast Air and Harbour Air sell YWH-CXH tickets for a cost starting at only $99 CAD one-way. It's a great experience flying by seaplane!

Air Canada: The Air Canada Victoria to Vancouver fare is about $90 CAD o/w / 175 CAD round-trip.

Sightseeing Helicopter: The cheapest airfare on Helijet helicopter flights from Victoria to Vancouver is approx $140 CAD one-way.

Airlines that fly from Victoria to Vancouver: 

  • Air Canada Jazz Connector Airline (QK) has up to 19 Victoria - Vancouver flights per day, on 37 and 50 seat Dash-8 commuter turboprop aircraft. (Jazz website: flyjazz.ca )
  • West Coast Air also have Vancouver to Vancouver Island flights, with up to 18 flights a day from downtown Victoria to Coal Harbor in downtown Vancouver.
  • Pacific Coastal Airlines has 6 flights each day from Victoria (YYJ) to Vancouver (YVR). Service is on Shorts 360 aircraft with 33 seats.
  • Harbour Air has Victoria-Vancouver seaplane flights daily from Victoria’s Inner Harbor to downtown Vancouver (Coal Harbor) on – passenger floatplanes. Harbour Air flies 24 times a day between downtown Victoria and downtown Vancouver. They also have 5 flights a day from Victoria to Vancouver International Airport.
  • Helijet has the only Victoria-Vancouver helicopter flights, with up to 13 each day between Victoria Inner Harbor and Vancouver Coal Harbor (plus 3/day to YVR). They fly Sikorsky S76 helicopters on the route.

What to Expect:

What to see on Victoria – Vancouver - Victoria Flights: This is a very scenic flight, as you’ll fly over the beautiful Gulf Islands, including Pender, Galiano and Saltspring Island.

In-flight meals: There is no meal or snack service scheduled on flights from Victoria to Vancouver, as it’s a short 25 minute flight.

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