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

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Bus, car ferry  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Mill Bay, BC Southbound / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Mill Bay, BC to Brentwood Bay, BC

$19 - $51

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens 74.7 miles

$9 - $15

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

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

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The distance between Nanaimo and Butchart Gardens is 75 km. The road distance is 119.5 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens is 119 km. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens.

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There are 260+ hotels available in Butchart Gardens. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nanaimo to Butchart Gardens.
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  • Distance: 47 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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
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 Mill Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $25
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 Mill Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
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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