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There are 7 ways to get from Nanaimo to Abbotsford by car ferry, bus, car, plane or train

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

Car ferry, bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the car ferry from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Abbotsford, BC Vancouver

$37 - $93

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Car ferry, drive  •  2h 42m

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

$21 - $69

5 alternative options

Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, bus  •  2h 36m

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

$108 - $126

Fly Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb, bus  •  2h 37m

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

$121 - $239

Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, train  •  3h 20m

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

$81 - $89

Fly Nanaimo to Abbotsford  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from Nanaimo (YCD) to Abbotsford (YXX) YCD - YXX

$45 - $340

Fly Nanaimo to Vancouver, bus  •  4h 22m

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

$142 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Abbotsford is to car ferry and drive which costs $27 - $95 and takes 2h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Abbotsford is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $170 and takes 2h 36m.

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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 5h 54m and costs $45 - $130.

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It takes approximately 5h 54m 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 20m.

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

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There are 29+ hotels available in Abbotsford. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nanaimo to Nanaimo Airport is to bus which takes 20m 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: 5h 54m

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

Island Express flies from Nanaimo to Abbotsford twice daily.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb
Ave. Duration
20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Island Express
Website
islandexpressair.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Abbotsford
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $320
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
33m
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
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
translink.ca
Bus operators
BC Connector - Wilson's Group
Phone
1.833.276.5841
Website
bcconnector.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Abbotsford, BC
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
bcconnector.ca
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Abbotsford, BC
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 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
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com

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