Distance between Vancouver BC and Nelson BC

The distance from Vancouver to Nelson is 658 kilometers by road including 150 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 7 hours and 31 minutes and goes through Burnaby, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Castlegar.

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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Vancouver 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
13 km, 12 min
Burnaby 13 km 0:12 12 min 0.6 L
1 9 km, 06 min
Coquitlam 22 km 0:18 18 min 1.5 L
1 20 km, 12 min
Forest Knolls 43 km 0:30 30 min 3.3 L
1 11 km, 06 min
Gloucester 53 km 0:37 37 min 4.2 L
1 18 km, 10 min
Abbotsford 71 km 0:48 48 min 4.4 L
1 31 km, 18 min
Chilliwack 102 km 1:06 1 h 06 min 7.0 L
1 44 km, 26 min
Hope 146 km 1:32 1 h 32 min 11.1 L
1 3 473 km, 5 h 28 min
Castlegar 618 km 7:00 7 h 00 min 49.0 L
3A 40 km, 30 min
Nelson 659 km 7:30 7 h 30 min 51.1 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Vancouver 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
13 km, 12 min
Burnaby 13 km 0:12 12 min 0.6 L
1 9 km, 06 min
Coquitlam 22 km 0:18 18 min 1.5 L
1 20 km, 12 min
Forest Knolls 43 km 0:30 30 min 3.3 L
1 11 km, 06 min
Gloucester 53 km 0:37 37 min 4.2 L
1 18 km, 10 min
Abbotsford 71 km 0:48 48 min 4.4 L
1 31 km, 18 min
Chilliwack 102 km 1:06 1 h 06 min 7.0 L
1 15 km, 08 min
Bridal Falls 117 km 1:15 1 h 15 min 9.3 L
1 17 km, 10 min
Laidlaw 134 km 1:25 1 h 25 min 10.7 L
1 12 km, 06 min
Hope 146 km 1:32 1 h 32 min 11.1 L
1 3 69 km, 45 min
Manning Park 215 km 2:18 2 h 18 min 16.9 L
3 65 km, 44 min
Princeton 280 km 3:02 3 h 02 min 22.1 L
3 37 km, 25 min
Hedley 317 km 3:27 3 h 27 min 25.1 L
3 31 km, 21 min
Keremeos 348 km 3:49 3 h 49 min 27.8 L
3 48 km, 34 min
Osoyoos 396 km 4:23 4 h 23 min 31.4 L
3 47 km, 32 min
Rock Creek 443 km 4:56 4 h 56 min 35.0 L
3 18 km, 13 min
Midway 461 km 5:09 5 h 09 min 36.5 L
3 18 km, 13 min
Greenwood 480 km 5:23 5 h 23 min 38.2 L
3 8 km, 06 min
Eholt 488 km 5:29 5 h 29 min 38.6 L
3 33 km, 23 min
Grand Forks 520 km 5:52 5 h 52 min 41.3 L
3 22 km, 16 min
Christina Lake 543 km 6:09 6 h 09 min 43.3 L
3 76 km, 51 min
Castlegar 618 km 7:00 7 h 00 min 49.0 L
3A 17 km, 12 min
Playmor Junction 635 km 7:13 7 h 13 min 50.7 L
3A 24 km, 17 min
Nelson 659 km 7:30 7 h 30 min 51.1 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Vancouver to Nelson?

Fuel cost: 91.1 CAD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 658 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.73 CAD / L)

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How long is a car ride from Vancouver to Nelson?

Driving time: 7 h 31 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 8 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 4 min
  • 122 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 1 h 13 min
  • 435 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 4 h 50 min
  • 53 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 39 min
  • 10 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 8 min
  • 6 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 6 min
  • 23 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 27 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Vancouver to Nelson by land?

The distance between Vancouver and Nelson is 658 km by road including 150 km on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Vancouver and Nelson respectively.

How far is Vancouver to Nelson by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Vancouver and Nelson is 423 km.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Vancouver and Nelson respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Vancouver from Nelson by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 31 min to cover the distance of 423 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 55 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Vancouver to Nelson?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 1 h 45 min to cover the distance of 423 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Vancouver and Nelson?

The halfway point between Vancouver and Nelson is Hedley. It is located about 12 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Hedley to Vancouver is 317 km and driving will take about 3 h 27 min. The road between Hedley and Nelson has length 341 km and will take approximately 4 h 3 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Keremeos is in 348 km from Vancouver and 310 km from Nelson
  • Princeton is in 280 km from Vancouver and 378 km from Nelson
  • Osoyoos is in 396 km from Vancouver and 262 km from Nelson

Where is Vancouver in relation to Nelson?

Vancouver is located 423 km west of Nelson.

Vancouver has geographic coordinates: latitude 49.26243, longitude -123.11554.

Nelson has geographic coordinates: latitude 49.49489, longitude -117.29004.

Which highway goes from Vancouver to Nelson?

The route from Vancouver to Nelson follows 3, 1.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • 3A: 41 km
  • 6: 21 km
  • 5: 6 km
The distance between Vancouver and Nelson is ranked 1,190th in the ranking popularity.
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