Tofino Bus company has announced the expansion of its bus service to and on Vancouver Island, commencing on October 1, 2015. The new routes are in addition to their existing service from Victoria to Ucluelet and Tofino. Connections to Vancouver are also included on all new schedules.
Island Express to Tofino and Ucluelet
Tofino Bus Island Express is a locally-owned Vancouver Island bus company offering daily scheduled passenger service as well as charter bus services. Based in beautiful Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino Bus Island Express provides daily transportation to Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni from Parksville, Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver. Passengers can access all the major points from Victoria to Tofino via the Tofino Highway 4. With daily departures, Tofino Bus Island Express makes visiting the scenic west coast of Vancouver Island easy, comfortable and convenient.
Tofino Bus manages the Port Alberni bus depot, offering direct express service to Tofino, Ucluelet, Nanaimo (both to the Nanaimo Bus Depot and the Departure Bay ferry terminal), and downtown Victoria. For additional information, call toll free 1-866-986-3466 in Tofino, or 250-724-1266 in Port Alberni.
All Island Express to North Vancouver Island
Tofino Bus All Island Express new North Island schedule provides three daily buses between Victoria, Nanaimo, Parksville, Buckley Bay, Courtenay, Campbell River, Port McNeill and Port Hardy. If you are travelling from Tofino, Ucluelet or Port Alberni northwards towards Port Hardy, they make a connection in Parksville for buses traveling to North Vancouver Island.
Travel to and from Vancouver
If you’re traveling to Vancouver and other mainland destinations from Tofino, Ucluelet or Port Alberni, Tofino Bus makes a daily direct connection to Greyhound buses in Nanaimo. If you’re heading to the island from Vancouver and the mainland, Tofino Bus provides service from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Bus Depot, the loading point for Vancouver Greyhound passengers to Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino. The ferry service to Departure Bay Ferry Terminal is from the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver. The new service out of Vancouver starts on October 15th at Pacific Central Station.
Tofino Bus is taking over routes previously operated by Greyhound Canada. As an interline partner with Greyhound, all Tofino Bus Island Express schedules connect with the Greyhound North-America-wide network. They will operate from the same bus stations as Greyhound, and they accept Greyhound tickets and freight.
Tofino Bus has a fleet of 21 buses serving their routes. Their motor coaches carry 48 passengers, minibuses carry 30 people and the company also operates smaller van-type buses.
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