There are 6 ways to get from Nanaimo to Abbotsford by car ferry, bus, car, plane or train

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Car ferry, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver to Abbotsford 5126 / ...

$28 - $92

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Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 42 min

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

$21 - $70

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Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver to Abbotsford

$87 - $110

Fly Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb, bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Nanaimo (ZNA) to Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) ZNA - CXH
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver to Abbotsford

$99 - $222

Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
  2. Take the train from Waterfront Station Eastbound to Mission City Station Unload Only

Fly Nanaimo to Vancouver, bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Nanaimo (YCD) to Vancouver (YVR) YCD - YVR
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver to Abbotsford

$118 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Abbotsford is to car ferry and drive which costs $27 - $90 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Abbotsford is to car ferry and drive which costs $27 - $90 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Nanaimo and Abbotsford is 123 km.

The best way to get from Nanaimo to Abbotsford without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs $35 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Nanaimo to Abbotsford, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 36+ hotels available in Abbotsford. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nanaimo to Nanaimo Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $16 - $24.

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Map of how to get from Nanaimo to Abbotsford.
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  • Distance: 77.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Nanaimo, BC, Canada and Abbotsford, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Nanaimo to Abbotsford. However, you can take the line 20 bus to Departure Bay Ferry, take the walk to Nanaimo Departure Bay, take the car ferry to Horseshoe Bay, BC, take the walk to Bus Stop @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, take the line 257 bus to Eastbound W Georgia St @ Granville St, take the walk to Granville Station Platform 2, take the subway to Main Street-Science World Station Platform 2, take the walk to Vancouver, then take the bus to Abbotsford. Alternatively, you can take the car ferry to Horseshoe Bay, BC then take the drive to Abbotsford.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Train from Waterfront Station Eastbound to Mission City Station Unload Only
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
translink.ca
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver to Abbotsford
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$10 - $15
Online Fare
$10 - $24
Standard Fare
$18 - $27
Refundable
$21 - $35
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, BC
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
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com

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