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There are 7 ways to get from Nanaimo to Puyallup by bus, ferry, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus, ferry  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Port Place Shopping Mall to Victoria, BC - Bus Depot
  2. Take the ferry from Victoria Clipper Terminal to Seattle Clipper Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Stewart St & 3rd Ave to Puyallup Station - Bay 3 578

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Fly Nanaimo to Seattle  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Nanaimo (YCD) to Seattle (SEA) YCD - SEA

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Ferry, drive  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver - Nanaimo
  2. Drive from Horseshoe Bay to Puyallup

Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, bus  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle
  3. Take the bus from 2nd Ave Ext & Jackson St S to Puyallup Station - Bay 3

Fly Nanaimo to Seattle #2  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Nanaimo (ZNA) to Seattle (SEA) ZNA - SEA

Bus, line 72 bus to Victoria, fly to Seattle  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Port Place Shopping Mall to Victoria, BC - Douglas at Finlayson
  2. Take the line 72 bus from Douglas at Finlayson to Saanichton Exchange Bay A
  3. Fly from Victoria (YYJ) to Seattle (SEA) YYJ - SEA
  4. Take the bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 2 to Puyallup Station - Bay 3

Ferry, shuttle, bus  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the ferry from Duke Point to Vancouver
  2. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - Convention centre
  3. Take the bus from Stewart St & 3rd Ave to Puyallup Station - Bay 3 578

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The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Puyallup is to ferry and drive which costs $45 - $120 and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Puyallup is to fly which costs $280 - $290 and takes 4h 9m.

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The distance between Nanaimo and Puyallup is 157 miles.

The best way to get from Nanaimo to Puyallup without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 8h 1m and costs $190 - $350.

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It takes approximately 8h 1m to get from Nanaimo to Puyallup, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Nanaimo Airport to Seattle Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 43m and has one stopover.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Nanaimo Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Puyallup. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nanaimo to Nanaimo Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $10 - $14.

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Map of how to get from Nanaimo to Puyallup.
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  • Distance: 157.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 1m

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

Air Canada, WestJet and two other airlines fly from Nanaimo to Puyallup every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Victoria to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Vancouver, Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $260
Flights from Victoria to Seattle
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $110
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Calgary
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$18 - $95
Bus operators
Vancouver Island Connector
Phone
1 866 986 3466
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
viconnector.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Port Place Shopping Mall to Victoria, BC - Bus Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Seniors
$21 - $25
Adult
$23 - $28
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Port Place Shopping Mall to Victoria, BC - Douglas at Finlayson
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $90
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Seniors
$20 - $25
Adult
$23 - $27
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 888-889-6368
Email
main@soundtransit.org
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from Stewart St & 3rd Ave to Puyallup Station - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Bus from 2nd Ave Ext & Jackson St S to Puyallup Station - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 2 to Puyallup Station - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
BC Transit - Victoria Regional Transit System
Pierce Transit
Phone
+1 253-581-8000
Website
piercetransit.org
Bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 5 to Puyallup Station - Bay 1
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
piercetransit.org
Quick Shuttle
Phone
1.888.940.4428
Email
rez@quickcoach.com
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - Convention centre
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Ferry operators
Victoria Clipper
Phone
+1 800-888-2535
Website
clippervacations.com
Ferry from Victoria Clipper Terminal to Seattle Clipper Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
clippervacations.com
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $50
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$35 - $50
Standard Passenger
$11 - $15
Ferry from Duke Point to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $55
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$35 - $55
Standard Passenger
$11 - $17
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
$78
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com

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