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There are 6 ways to get from Nanaimo to Squamish by ferry, taxi, bus or plane

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Recommended option

Ferry, taxi  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver - Nanaimo
  2. Take a taxi from Horseshoe Bay to Squamish

$138 - $211

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  4h 44m

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

$49 - $92

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Fly Nanaimo to Vancouver, bus  •  2h 32m

  1. Fly from Nanaimo (ZNA) to Vancouver (YVR) ZNA - YVR
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver Airport to Squamish, BC - Squamish Adventure Centre

$131 - $181

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

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

$127

Fly Nanaimo Harbour to Vancouver Harbour, bus #2  •  2h 31m

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

$119 - $164

Fly Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb, bus  •  2h 31m

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

$109 - $196

Nanaimo → Squamish
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Nanaimo to Squamish is to ferry and bus, which costs $45 - $95 and takes 4h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Nanaimo to Squamish is to ferry and taxi which costs $130 - $220 and takes 2h 18m.

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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 taxi which takes 2h 18m and costs $130 - $220.

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It takes approximately 2h 18m to get from Nanaimo to Squamish, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nanaimo Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 20 min.

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Harbour Air Seaplanes offers flights from Nanaimo Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Squamish. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nanaimo to Squamish.
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  • Distance: 82 km
  • Duration: 2h 18m

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 then take the taxi to Squamish. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Nanaimo to Squamish via Horseshoe Bay, Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, Northbound Granville St @ W Georgia St, Westbound W 12 Ave @ Cambie St, and Vancouver, BC - City in around 4h 44m.

Airlines
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Website
harbourair.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Nanaimo to Coal Harbour Spb
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Bus operators
BC Connector - Wilson's Group
Phone
1.833.276.5841
Website
bcconnector.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - City to Squamish, BC - Squamish Adventure Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25
Book at
bcconnector.ca
Bus from Vancouver Airport to Squamish, BC - Squamish Adventure Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $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
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $65
Website
YVR Skylynx
Advance booking
$20
Next day booking
$30
Advance to/from airports
$59
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Passenger
$17 - $25
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$40 - $65
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
Taxi from Horseshoe Bay to Squamish
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Sunshine Coast Limousine, Shuttle & Taxi
Phone
+1 604 740 0703
Website
sunshinecoastcircletours.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 604-681-1111
Website
yellowcabonline.com
Vancouver Taxi
Phone
+1 604-871-1111
Website
vancouvertaxi.cab
North Shore Taxi
Phone
+1 604 987 7171
Website
northshoretaxi.com
Maclures Cabs
Phone
+1 604 831 1111
Website
maclurescabs.ca
Black Top & Checker Cabs
Phone
+1 604 731 1111
Website
btccabs.ca
Richmond Taxi
Phone
+1 604 272 1111
Website
richmondtaxi.ca
Kimber Cabs
Phone
+1 604 238 8888
Website
kimbercabs.com
Garden City Cabs
Phone
+1 604 233 1111
Website
gardencitycabsrichmond.com
Bonny's Taxi
Phone
+1 604 435 6655
Website
bonnystaxi.com

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