The Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay ferry connection
Traveling from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay or the other way around can be a great experience when traveling by ferry. However, it’s important to be on time at the terminal as the line of cars can be long. Even if you have the reservation these lines can be very long. It’s also recommended to make reservations in advance as they charge you way more if you book at the ferry terminal.
Once you’re on board, you can enjoy food and drinks but keep in mind that they are pretty pricey. The distance from the harbor (Victoria) to the harbor (Vancouver) is about 25 Miles (40 km). The Ferries on this route sail up to 8 times per day. The duration of this crossing is one hour and 35 minutes. However, this can change based on the weather and season.
Not all experiences are perfect though
- The Tsawwassen ferry terminal is not easily accessible for elderly or disabled passengers traveling by foot.
- The prices of food and snacks seem to be rising on this connection.
- Foot passengers traveling with a pet are not allowed anywhere in the terminal regardless of the weather. So you have to make use of the Dog Area which is not very large on this ship.
Tsawwassen harbor: Ferry Terminal, 1 Ferry Causeway, Tsawwassen, BC, Canada.
If you want to drive from the Vancouver area to the ferry terminal: It's about 10 minutes from Richmond, 35 minutes from the Vancouver city center and 40 minutes from Burnaby. About 30 minutes total from the border with the US.
Victoria – Swartz Bay harbor: 1300 Patricia Bay Hwy, Sidney, BC V8L 3S8, Canada
You can reach the harbor in a 30 minute drive from Victoria City Center.
Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay price and fare
The price range for this ferry is from $19 to $63 for a single trip. If you add a car for your trip it's all a lot more expensive compared to passenger tickets.
Tickets and BookingYou can book tickets for this ferry through the booking engine below (Directferries), be sure to select Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen.
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