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There are 5 ways to get from Nanaimo to Seattle by plane, bus, car ferry, 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 Nanaimo / Departure Bay to Kenmore/Lake Washington, line 522 bus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo / Departure Bay to Kenmore/Lake Washington
  2. Take the line 522 bus from NE Bothell Way & Kenmore Park & Ride to Union St & 6th Ave

$480 - $482

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the car ferry from Nanaimo to Tsawwassen Nanaimo
  2. Drive from Tsawwassen to Seattle

$26 - $64

3 alternative options

Bus, carferry to Victoria, fly to Seattle  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Mill Bay, BC
  2. Take the carferry from Mill Bay, BC to Brentwood Bay, BC
  3. Fly from Victoria (YYJ) to Seattle (SEA) YYJ - SEA

$147 - $427

Fly Nanaimo to Seattle  •  5h 8m

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

$110 - $822

Bus, ferry  •  6h 6m

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

$131 - $238

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Seattle is to car ferry and drive which costs $30 - $85 and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Seattle is to fly and line 522 bus which costs $629 - $632 and takes 2h 10m.

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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 6h 6m and costs $170 - $320.

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It takes approximately 2h 10m 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 45m.

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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 666+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nanaimo to Nanaimo Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $16 - $24.

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

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

Air Canada, WestJet and Delta fly from Nanaimo to Seattle every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Victoria to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Victoria to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Nanaimo to Seattle via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Victoria to Seattle
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Victoria to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
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
32m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $70
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Victoria, BC - Conference Center
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $90
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
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Victoria, BC - Conference Center
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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
25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$7
Standard Vehicle
$21
Motorcycle
$14
Car ferry from Nanaimo to Tsawwassen
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $45
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$44
Morotcycle
$22
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
$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
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$479
Schedules at
kenmoreair.com

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