The Victoria International Airport (airport code: YYJ) is in Sidney, about 30 km north of Victoria.  Easy and frequent domestic flight connections can be made from the Vancouver International Airport (about 1 flight per hour; airport code: YVR).  There are also direct flights to Victoria from Toronto (YYZ), Calgary (YYC), Seattle (SEA) and San Francisco (SFO).

Useful websites:
Air Canada –
Westjet –
Horizon Air (Seattle - Victoria flights) –

There are also frequent ‘harbour to harbour’ seaplane services (during daylight hours) from downtown Vancouver and Seattle (Lake Union or Lake Washington) to downtown Victoria.

Useful websites:
Harbour Air Seaplanes (Victoria - Vancouver) –
Kenmore Air (Victoria - Seattle) –

Victoria is also accessible by ferry (car and passenger) from the mainland Those who are considering driving to Victoria can take the BC Ferry from Vancouver (Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay route) and Washington State Ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria or from Anacortes to Sidney.  Please check the BC Ferries (under the ‘Mainland & Vancouver Island’ route) and the Washington State Ferry websites for schedules and other information.  There is also a passenger-only high-speed ferry, the Victoria Clipper, between Victoria and Seattle.

Useful websites:
BC Ferries (mainland - Victoria) –
Washington State Ferry (Port Angeles - Sidney) –
Victoria Clipper (Victoria - Seattle hi-speed ferry) –


There is an airport shuttle bus (YYJ Airport Shuttle) connecting the airport and downtown Victoria hotels (every 30-60 minutes).  The one-way adult fare is $25.00.  Taxis to downtown Victoria cost about $55.00.  You can also take the public bus (routes 83 or 88) from the airport to the McTavish exchange, then transfer to routes 70/71/72 to downtown Victoria (takes about 1 hour), daily bus pass costs $5.00.

Useful websites:
YYJ Airport Shuttle –
BC Transit –