There are 4 ways to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo by car ferry, bus 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.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
  2. Take the bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada 1405-Y 1407-Y

$29 - $50

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
  2. Drive from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo

$14 - $31

2 alternative options

Line 72 bus, bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 72 bus from Southbound Lands End Rd Onramp to Westbound Belleville at Douglas 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada 1405-Y 1407-Y / ...

$22 - $42

Car ferry  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen
  2. Take the car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo

$25 - $116

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo is to car ferry and drive which costs $18 - $45 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo is to car ferry and drive which takes 1 h 49 min and costs $18 - $45.

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The distance between Swartz Bay and Nanaimo is 66 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo. However, there are services departing from Southbound Lands End Rd Onramp and arriving at Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada via Victoria, BC - Conference Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo. However, there are services departing from Swartz Bay and arriving at Nanaimo via Tsawwassen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Swartz Bay, BC, Canada and Nanaimo, BC, Canada?

You can take a bus from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo via Westbound Belleville at Douglas and Victoria, BC - Conference Center in around 4 h 1 min.

Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Phone
lbrisco@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
islandlinkbus.com
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
islandlinkbus.com
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
BC Transit - Victoria Regional Transit System
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Southbound Lands End Rd Onramp to Westbound Belleville at Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Bus Depot to Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$6
Standard Vehicle
$20
Motorcycle
$13
Car ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$13
Standard Vehicle
$57
Motorcycle
$35
Car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$13
Standard Vehicle
$57
Morotcycle
$35

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