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There are 3 ways to get from Nanaimo to Calgary by plane, 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.

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Fly from Nanaimo  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Nanaimo (YCD) to Calgary (YYC) YCD - YYC

$131 - $366

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  13 h 22 min

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

$93 - $177

1 alternative option

Bus, car ferry to Victoria, fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Mill Bay, BC
  2. Take the car ferry from Mill Bay, BC to Brentwood Bay, BC
  3. Fly from Victoria (YYJ) to Calgary (YYC) YYJ - YYC

$133 - $461

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Calgary is to car ferry and drive which costs $120 - $240 and takes 13 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Calgary is to fly which costs $170 - $480 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Nanaimo and Calgary is 733 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Nanaimo to Calgary, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nanaimo Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 32 min.

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Calgary is 1 h ahead of Nanaimo. It is currently 1:44 AM in Nanaimo and 2:44 AM in Calgary.

WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Nanaimo Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 263+ hotels available in Calgary. 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 20 min and costs $16 - $24.

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Map of how to get from Nanaimo to Calgary.
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  • Distance: 457.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Nanaimo, BC, Canada and Calgary, AB, Canada?

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Nanaimo to Calgary hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Nanaimo to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Victoria to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Victoria to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Nanaimo to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Victoria to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Victoria to Calgary via Kelowna
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Victoria to Calgary via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $70
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
$20 - $27
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
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

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