There are 4 ways to get from Nanaimo to Squamish by ferry, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Ferry, bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver - Nanaimo
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Horseshoe Bay to Squamish, BC - Squamish Adventure Centre Vancouver

$38 - $44

3 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 27m

  1. Drive from Nanaimo to Victoria
  2. Take the car ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles
  3. Drive from Port Angeles to Squamish

$99 - $204

Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, bus  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver City Center to Squamish Adventure Centre

$123 - $164

Fly Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb, bus  •  2h 41m

  1. Fly from Nanaimo (ZNA) to Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) ZNA - CXH
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver City Center to Squamish Adventure Centre

$121 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Squamish is to ferry and bus which costs $35 - $45 and takes 3h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Squamish is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $300 and takes 2h 41m.

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The distance between Nanaimo and Squamish is 82 km.

The best way to get from Nanaimo to Squamish without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 3h 29m and costs $35 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Nanaimo to Squamish, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nanaimo Airport to Coal Harbour Spb Airport is the direct flight which takes 20 min.

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Helijet International offers flights from Nanaimo Airport to Coal Harbour Spb Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Squamish. Prices start at $150 CAD per night.

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What companies run services between Nanaimo, BC, Canada and Squamish, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Nanaimo to Squamish. However, you can take the ferry to Horseshoe Bay, take the walk to Vancouver, BC - Horseshoe Bay, then take the bus to Squamish, BC - Squamish Adventure Centre. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Victoria, take the car ferry to Port Angeles, then take the drive to Squamish.

Airlines
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Bus operators
BC Connector - Wilson's Group
Phone
1.833.276.5841
Website
bcconnector.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Horseshoe Bay to Squamish, BC - Squamish Adventure Centre
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Book at
bcconnector.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Burrard Skytrain Station to Squamish, BC - Squamish Adventure Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Book at
bcconnector.ca
YVR Skylynx
Phone
+1 604-326-1616
Email
info@YVRSkylynx.com
Website
yvrskylynx.com
Bus from Vancouver City Center to Squamish Adventure Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
YVR Skylynx
Advance booking
$27
Next day booking
$30
Advance to/from airports
$55 - $60
Next day to/from airports
$61
Ferry operators
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
$14 - $20
Website
BC Ferries
Passenger
$14 - $20
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$65 - $95
Black Ball Ferry Line
Website
cohoferry.com
Car ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $95
Schedules at
cohoferry.com
Book at
cohoferry.com
Adult
$27
Vehicle & Passenger
$93
Motorcycle & Passenger
$53
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
$99
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com

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