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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, taxi  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Take a taxi from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Squamish

$88 - $152

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Take the bus from West Vancouver, BC to Squamish, BC 5078

$27 - $90

2 alternative options

Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver - Burrard Skytrain Station to Squamish Adventure Centre

$105 - $111

Fly Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb, bus  •  2 h 46 min

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

$118 - $224

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nanaimo to Squamish is to car ferry and bus which costs $35 - $120 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Squamish is to car ferry and taxi which costs $110 - $200 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Nanaimo and Squamish is 82 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Nanaimo to Squamish, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Squamish is Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) Airport which is 45.8 km away. Other nearby airports include Vancouver (YVR) (56.5 km), Nanaimo (YCD) (89.1 km), Abbotsford (YXX) (93.9 km) and Bellingham (BLI) (110.3 km).

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Map of how to get from Nanaimo to Squamish.
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  • Distance: 51.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

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 car ferry to Horseshoe Bay, BC then take the taxi to Squamish. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Nanaimo to Squamish via Departure Bay Ferry, Nanaimo Departure Bay, Horseshoe Bay, BC, Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, Eb Marine Dr Fs 17 St, and West Vancouver, BC in around 5 h 34 min.

Airlines
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from West Vancouver, BC to Squamish, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $25
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$9 - $14
Online Fare
$9 - $22
Standard Fare
$17 - $25
Refundable
$20 - $29
Pacific Coach
Website
pacificcoach.com
Bus from Vancouver - Burrard Skytrain Station to Squamish Adventure Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
pacificcoach.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
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
$57
Motorcycle
$36
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
$83
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Taxi from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Squamish
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Vancouver-Taxi
Phone
+1 604-871-1111
Website
vancouvertaxi.cab
http://www.ptboard.bc.ca/
Website
ptboard.bc.ca
Vancouver Cab Company
Phone
+1 360-737-3333
Website
clarkcountycab.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 604-681-1111
Website
yellowcabonline.com

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