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There are 4 ways to get from Friday Harbor to Nanaimo by ferry, bus, plane, train or shuttle

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

Ferry, bus  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the ferry from Friday Harbor to Seattle Clipper Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Victoria Clipper Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada

$186 - $295

Cheapest option

Ferry, shuttle to Abbotsford, fly to Nanaimo  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Burlington, WA to Lynden, WA
  3. Fly from Abbotsford (YXX) to Nanaimo (YCD) YXX - YCD

$82 - $360

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus to Vancouver Harbour, fly to Nanaimo Harbour  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes
  2. Take the bus from Mt Vernon, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
  3. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour

$111 - $150

Ferry, train to Coal Harbour Spb, fly to Nanaimo  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes
  2. Take the train from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  3. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Nanaimo (ZNA) CXH - ZNA

$134 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Friday Harbor to Nanaimo is to ferry and bus and fly which costs $110 - $150 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Friday Harbor to Nanaimo is to ferry and bus and fly which costs $110 - $150 and takes 8h 47m.

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The distance between Friday Harbor and Nanaimo is 61 miles.

The best way to get from Friday Harbor to Nanaimo without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 9h 36m and costs $180 - $300.

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It takes approximately 9h 36m to get from Friday Harbor to Nanaimo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Coal Harbour Spb Airport to Nanaimo Airport is the direct flight which takes 20m.

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Helijet International offers flights from Coal Harbour Spb Airport to Nanaimo Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Nanaimo. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Friday Harbor to Nanaimo.
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  • Distance: 60.9 miles
  • Duration: 9h 36m

What companies run services between Friday Harbor, WA, USA and Nanaimo, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Friday Harbor to Nanaimo. However, you can take the ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, take the ferry to Victoria Clipper Terminal, take the walk to Victoria, BC - Conference Center, then take the bus to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Friday Harbor to Nanaimo via Anacortes, Anacortes Ferry Dock, Anacortes - March's Point Park and Ride, March’s Point, Skagit Station, Mt Vernon, Wa, Vancouver, Bc, Northbound Main St @ Terminal Ave, Westbound W Pender St @ Burrard St, and Vancouver Harbour in around 8h 47m.

Airlines
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Island Express
Website
islandexpressair.com
Flights from Abbotsford to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $280
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Mount Vernon Amtrak Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Mt Vernon, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
BellAir Airporter Shuttle
Phone
+1 866-235-5247
Email
shuttle@airporter.com
Website
airporter.com
Shuttle from Burlington, WA to Lynden, WA
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
airporter.com
Ferry operators
Victoria Clipper
Phone
+1 800-888-2535
Website
clippervacations.com
Ferry from Friday Harbor to Seattle Clipper Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
clippervacations.com
Ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Victoria Clipper Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
clippervacations.com
Washington State Ferries
Website
wsdot.com
Ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
wsdot.com
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com

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