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Coast Card

What is the BC Ferries Coast Card and how does it work?

The Coast Card is an electronic swipe card that can be used by customers to redeem current Assured Loading Tickets (ALTs) only. ALTs provide priority travel on three major Vancouver Island/Mainland routes. Participating routes include:

  • Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay 
  • Tsawwassen-Duke Point 
  • Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay
Assured Loading Tickets are no longer available for purchase on the Coast Card. See our new Assured Loading Card here if you’re interested in purchasing Assured Loading Tickets.

Please note the following important information about ALTs:
  • ALTs expire 2 years after the month of purchase.
  • Once your tickets expire they cannot be used for travel.
  • The value of expired ALTs is not refundable and may only be used toward the purchase of a new set of ALTs for a period of six (6) months after expiry.
  • It is your responsibility to decide when you will use your ALTs.
  • ALT travel is exempt from any regular discounts such as senior, student or disabled fares.
  • BC Ferries reserves the right to limit the number of ALT spaces per sailing.

Click here for complete terms and conditions pertaining to BC Ferries’ Coast Card. Or call our Customer Service Centre.

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