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 a 10 minute drive from Downtown Penticton.
Direct flights from Vancouver:
Starting January 11th, 2021, Pacific Coastal Airlines offers non-stop service from Vancouver YVR South Terminal to the Penticton Regional Airport. The service will operate 4 days a week, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday’s between Vancouver and Penticton using turboprop Beech 1900D aircraft.
Direct flights from Calgary:
WestJet offers a direct flights to Calgary from the Penticton Regional Airport using their Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft via their WestJet Encore service.
For more flight and airport information, please see the Arrivals & Departures Schedule.
Car rentals are also conveniently available on-site at the Penticton Regional Airport with Budget Car Rental.
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.