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Getting Here & Around

By Road

Lucky for us, Penticton is centrally located along Highway 97’s Wine Route.  It has convenient access to the Trans-Canada Highway and other major B.C. highways.  

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Driving Distance to Penticton from:

Calgary, AB 683 km (424 mi)
Kelowna, BC 72 km (45 mi)
Seattle, WA 504 km (313 mi)
Vancouver, BC 391 km (243 mi)
Edmonton 982 km (610 mi)

For the latest road conditions, or travel distances from other locations, visit DriveBC.

By Air

The Penticton Regional Airport, conveniently located at the south end of Penticton, offers up to four scenic and quick flights from Vancouver International Airport daily via Air Canada Jazz. Daily flights are now being offered by WestJet Encore between Penticton and Calgary.

Arrival & departure schedule

Sample Flight Travel Times: (includes layover times)

From Penticton Airport:

  • Penticton to Vancouver – 55 minutes
  • Penticton to Calgary – 1 hour
  • Penticton to Edmonton (via Calgary) – 3.5 hours
  • Penticton to Fort McMurray (via Calgary) – 6 hours
  • Penticton to Toronto (via Vancouver) – 6.5 hours

From Kelowna Airport – (1.25 hours drive from Penticton):

  • Kelowna to Edmonton – 1 hour
  • Kelowna to Fort McMurray – 2 hours
  • Kelowna to Toronto – 5 hours
  • Kelowna to Puerto Vallarta – 6 hours

*actual flight times will vary depending on flights and connections booked.

Helicopter charters are also available through Eclipse Helicopters, while Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. provides flight charters, rentals and tours.

Several carriers fly into the Kelowna International Airport, which features air service between other major destinations.

Taxi & Shuttle

Getting from the airport to your hotel, a winery, an event or around town is easy with the range of taxi and shuttle services available in Penticton. Taxi and shuttle services can accommodate almost any special request.

Public Transportation

Penticton’s Transit System has a modern fleet of low-floor transit buses, which are wheelchair and scooter accessible, serving Penticton’s residential neighbourhoods and commercial areas.

The Okanagan Similkameen Transit System provides regular service between Naramata and Penticton.

Greyhound Canada connects Penticton to destinations across North America.

Car Rentals

There are several car rental companies in town that offer a range of economy, mid-size and SUV vehicles to accommodate groups of almost any size and ensure that you can be totally independent while on your trip.