There are 4 ways to get from Nanaimo to Anacortes by bus, ferry, car ferry, car or plane

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

Bus, ferry  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Victoria, BC Southbound / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Sidney B.C. to Anacortes Sidney B.C. - Anacortes

$42 - $83

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 37 min

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

$27 - $79

2 alternative options

Car ferry, ferry  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Nanaimo to Tsawwassen
  2. Take the car ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
  3. Take the ferry from Sidney B.C. to Anacortes

$54 - $159

Fly, bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa

$222 - $274

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Anacortes is to car ferry and drive which costs $35 - $110 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Anacortes is to car ferry and drive which costs $35 - $110 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Nanaimo and Anacortes is 121 km.

The best way to get from Nanaimo to Anacortes without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 9 h 28 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 9 h 28 min to get from Nanaimo to Anacortes, including transfers.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Anacortes. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nanaimo to Anacortes.
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  • Distance: 75.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 28 min

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

There is no direct connection from Nanaimo to Anacortes. However, you can take the line 20 bus to Departure Bay Ferry, take the walk to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada, take the bus to Victoria, BC, take the walk to Douglas at Elliot Street, take the line 72 bus to Fifth at Ocean, take the walk to Sidney B.C., take the ferry to Anacortes, take the walk to Anacortes Ferry Dock, then take the shuttle to Anacortes - Shell. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Nanaimo to Anacortes via Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay, Swartz Bay Passenger Loop, Fifth at Ocean, Sidney B.C., Anacortes, and Anacortes Ferry Dock in around 10 h 44 min.

Bus operators
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Victoria, BC
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Victoria, BC - Conference Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Nanaimo, BC to Victoria, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Ferry operators
Washington State Ferries
Website
wsdot.com
Ferry from Sidney B.C. to Anacortes
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
wsdot.com
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Nanaimo to Tsawwassen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Morotcycle
$36
Car ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36
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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