Learning a new transit system can be the scariest part about exploring a new city, but we’ve got all the information you need to get around stress free!
All BC transit busses are $2.50 for a single ride, or $5 for a day pass. The drivers can give you a day pass on any bus, or you can buy multiple tickets ahead of time at most grocery and convenience stores.
Busses take cash, tickets, and long term passes! Make sure you bring exact fare as bus drivers do not give change- our front desk can usually help with change.
BC transit offers a convenient trip planner on their website! BC transit is also linked with Google Maps, so you can have up to date information straight from the Maps app.
Yes, most grocery stores and convenience stores will carry monthly bus passes and bulk tickets. Monthly passes are $85 for an adult, or $45 for seniors (65+) and youth (18 and under).
There is not a bus station downtown, but there is a major bus stop conveniently located a short distance from us on Pandora and Douglas. Most busses that run in and out of Victoria will stop here, or not far from it.
Some bus routes run late into the night, while others stop early dependant on the season. Always check your last bus times, and keep #TAXI (#-8-2-9-4) in your phone for emergencies- this number connects you to the closest local taxi company.
Bus #70 and #72 will take you right from a few blocks away from the inn to the walk on rea of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal! If you need to get to the downtown ferry terminal, it is only a short cab ride, or a half hour walk.
Day passes can be purchased on the bus, in cash, for $5- just tell the driver that’s what you want. Alternatively, books of multiple single fare tickets can be purchased at most grocery/ convenience stores, and 2 tickets will get you one day pass from the driver.
Google Maps has GPS updates on bus delays for most routes in the greater Victoria area! You can also check out the BC transit Twitter feed for updates.
All BC transit official Covid-19 protocols and safety measures can be found on their website.