Travelling to Penticton
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.
If you want the flexibility to enjoy your travels, your own vehicle is the way to go! Penticton is centrally located along Highway 97, which runs just south of Osoyoos and encompasses the South Okanagan, North Okanagan, Shuswap and Thompson regions. Penticton has convenient access to the Trans-Canada Highway and other major B.C. highways.
Renting a car lets you establish your own schedule for sightseeing and assists you in getting around Penticton & Wine Country. Budget Car Rental and National Car Rental both 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
If you are arriving by air, you will most likely be flying into the Penticton Regional Airport, conveniently located at the south end of Penticton and only 10 minutes from Downtown Penticton.
Air Canada offers up to four flights a day from the Penticton Regional Airport to Vancouver International Airport provided by Air Canada Express and operated by Jazz Air using their Dash-8 aircraft. WestJet offers a daily direct flight to Calgary from the Penticton Regional Airport using their Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft via their WestJet Encore service.
For more information, please see the Arrivals & Departures Schedule.
Several carriers also fly into the Kelowna International Airport, which is approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from Penticton and 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.
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.
Ebus is an Alberta based company that will run two, reservation-only round-trips a day, seven days a week on each of the three routes. The buses between Kamloops and Vancouver would travel over the Coquihalla and Highway 1, with stops in Abbotsford and Merritt. The Vancouver-Kelowna route would also travel over the Coquihalla and Hwy. 1, as well as Hwy. 97C, with stops in Chilliwack and Merritt. The service between Kelowna and Kamloops would be on Hwy. 97C, with a stop in Vernon.