There are 5 ways to get from Edmonton to Nanaimo by tram, 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.

Recommended option

Tram, fly to Nanaimo  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the tram from Stadium Station to Century Park Station
  2. Fly from Edmonton (YEG) to Nanaimo (YCD) YEG - YCD

$188 - $624

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Edmonton to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay

$111 - $201

3 alternative options

Tram, fly to Victoria, car ferry, bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the tram from Stadium Station to Century Park Station
  2. Fly from Edmonton (YEG) to Victoria (YYJ) YEG - YYJ
  3. Take the car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
  4. Take the bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada

$124 - $327

Tram, fly to Comox, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the tram from Stadium Station to Century Park Station
  2. Fly from Edmonton (YEG) to Comox (YQQ) YEG - YQQ
  3. Take the bus from Courtenay, BC to Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay

$209 - $688

Fly to Nanaimo  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Edmonton (YEG) to Nanaimo (ZNA) YEG - ZNA

$126 - $556

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edmonton to Nanaimo is to drive and car ferry which costs $140 - $270 and takes 15 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edmonton to Nanaimo is to tram and fly which costs $240 - $850 and takes 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Edmonton and Nanaimo is 874 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Edmonton to Nanaimo, including transfers.

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

WestJet, Helijet International and four other airlines fly from Edmonton to Nanaimo hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Victoria via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Edmonton to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Edmonton to Comox via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Kelowna, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Edmonton to Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Edmonton to Victoria via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Edmonton to Comox
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Edmonton to Comox via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Edmonton to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Seattle, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Kelowna, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Saskatoon, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via Las Vegas, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Edmonton to Nanaimo via San Francisco, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Edmonton to Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Train operators
Edmonton Transit
Website
edmonton.ca
Tram from Stadium Station to Century Park Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
edmonton.ca
Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Phone
lbrisco@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
Schedules at
islandlinkbus.com
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 - $24
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
$19 - $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
$57
Motorcycle
$35

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