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Distance between Vancouver and Jasper

Driving non-stop from Vancouver to Jasper

How far is Jasper from Vancouver? Here's the quick answer if you don't sleep at all, or you have a friend with you so each person can drive some of the way, letting you make the entire trip by car without stopping.

Nonstop drive: 495 miles or 797 km

Driving time: 8 hours, 1 minute

This is a pretty long drive, so it's not very realistic to drive nonstop. To get a better idea of how long this road trip would really be, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.

Flying non-stop from Vancouver to Jasper

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Vancouver, Canada and Jasper, Canada. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 334 miles or 537 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 161 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.5x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/7th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Vancouver to Jasper road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Jasper, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 153.5 hours on the road


Start in Vancouver.

Drive for about 153.5 hours, then stop in Kelowna and stay overnight.

The next day,

Finally, drive for about 8.5 hours and arrive in Jasper.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Vancouver to Jasper airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)

Arrival airport: Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 115 minutes

Getting to your destination: 568 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from YXX to YEG and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Vancouver to Jasper including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 15 hours

Plan a trip to Jasper

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Jasper, Canada. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Jasper. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Jasper like Maligne Canyon. Click the button below to explore Jasper in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Jasper to Vancouver, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Vancouver, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Vancouver!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 495 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 1 minute
flight distance is 334 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 10 minutes
Jasper is 1 hour ahead of Vancouver
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