There are 2 ways to get from Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens by bus, car ferry 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

Bus, car ferry  •  2 h 51 min

  1. 1406-Y

$29 - $51

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. 74.7 miles

$9 - $15

What companies run services between Nanaimo, BC, Canada and Butchart Gardens, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens. However, you can take the bus to Mill Bay, BC, take the drive to Mill Bay, BC, take the car ferry to Brentwood Bay, BC, then take the drive to Butchart Gardens. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Butchart Gardens.

Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Phone
lbrisco@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Mill Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
islandlinkbus.com
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Mill Bay, BC to Brentwood 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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nanaimo and Butchart Gardens is 75 km. The road distance is 119 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 1 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens is to drive which takes 1 h 47 min and costs $12 - $19.

It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens, including transfers.