There are 5 ways to get from Calgary to Nanaimo by plane, car ferry, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Nanaimo  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Nanaimo (YCD) YYC - YCD

$130 - $366

Cheapest option

Drive, carferry  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Calgary to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Take the carferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay

$96 - $179

3 alternative options

Fly to Victoria, car ferry, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Victoria (YYJ) YYC - YYJ
  2. Take the car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
  3. Take the bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada

$126 - $419

Fly to Nanaimo #2  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Nanaimo (ZNA) YYC - ZNA

$128 - $418

Fly to Comox, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Calgary (YYC) to Comox (YQQ) YYC - YQQ
  2. Take the bus from Courtenay, BC to Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay

$172 - $410

Questions & Answers

The distance between Calgary and Nanaimo is 733 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Calgary to Nanaimo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Calgary Airport to Nanaimo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 47 min.

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Nanaimo is 1 h behind Calgary. It is currently 6:28 PM in Calgary and 5:28 PM in Nanaimo.

WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Calgary Airport to Nanaimo Airport.

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There are 91+ hotels available in Nanaimo. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Calgary to Calgary Airport is to line 300 bus which takes 35 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Calgary to Nanaimo.
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  • Distance: 457.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Calgary, AB, Canada and Nanaimo, BC, Canada?

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Calgary to Nanaimo hourly.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Calgary to Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Calgary to Victoria via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Calgary to Victoria via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Calgary to Comox
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Calgary to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Calgary to Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Calgary to Victoria via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Calgary to Comox
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Flights from Calgary to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo via Edmonton, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo via Seattle, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
13 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo via Victoria, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo via Kelowna, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo via Cranbrook, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Calgary to Nanaimo via Saskatoon, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Courtenay, BC to Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$7
Standard Vehicle
$21
Motorcycle
$14
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36

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