There are 5 ways to get from Nanaimo to Seattle by plane, bus, car ferry, ferry or car

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Fly Nanaimo / Departure Bay to Kenmore/Lake Washington, bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo / Departure Bay to Kenmore/Lake Washington
  2. Take the bus from NE Bothell Way & Kenmore Park & Ride to Union St & 6th Ave

$480 - $482

Cheapest option

Carferry, drive  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the carferry from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Drive from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Seattle

$33 - $87

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry to Victoria, fly to Seattle  •  5 h 11 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 Seattle (SEA) YYJ - SEA

$141 - $386

Fly Nanaimo to Seattle  •  4 h 44 min

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

$125 - $462

Bus, ferry  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Victoria, BC Southbound / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Victoria Clipper Terminal to Seattle Clipper Terminal Seattle to Victoria

$123 - $188

Questions & Answers

The distance between Nanaimo and Seattle is 210 km.

The best way to get from Nanaimo to Seattle without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 5 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Nanaimo to Seattle, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Victoria Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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There are 687+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $105 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 .

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Map of how to get from Nanaimo to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 131.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

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

Air Canada, WestJet and three other airlines fly from Nanaimo to Seattle every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Victoria to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Victoria to Seattle
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Victoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Victoria to Seattle
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Victoria to Seattle
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Bus operators
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from NE Bothell Way & Kenmore Park & Ride to Union St & 6th Ave
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
King County Metro
Phone
+1 206-553-3000
Website
kingcounty.gov
Bus from NE Bothell Way & Kenmore Park & Ride to Union St & 6th Ave
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
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
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 Mill Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Book at
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 - $18
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
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
Victoria Clipper
Phone
+1 800-888-2535
Website
clippervacations.com
Ferry from Victoria Clipper Terminal to Seattle Clipper Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
clippervacations.com
Other operators
Kenmore Air
Phone
866.435.9524
Email
customerservice@kenmoreair.com
Website
kenmoreair.com
Plane from Nanaimo / Departure Bay to Kenmore/Lake Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$479
Schedules at
kenmoreair.com

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