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There are 5 ways to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo by car ferry, bus or car

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Map of how to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo.
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  • Distance: 41.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

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

Tofino Bus operates a bus from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 1 hour 40 minutes.

Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
islandlinkbus.com
Book at
islandlinkbus.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 - Uptown Transit Stop to Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Victoria, BC to Nanaimo
Avg. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
Avg. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $22
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$7
Standard Vehicle
$22
Motorcycle
$14
Car ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$60
Motorcycle
$37
Car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$60
Morotcycle
$37

How far is it from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo?

The distance between Swartz Bay and Nanaimo is 66 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo?

The cheapest way to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo is to car ferry and drive which costs $25 and takes 1 hour 49 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo?

The quickest way to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo is to car ferry and drive which takes 1 hour 49 minutes and costs $25.

Is there a direct bus between Swartz Bay and Nanaimo?

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, BC - Departure Bay Ferry Terminal via Victoria, BC - Uptown Transit Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 hours 34 minutes.

Is there a direct ferry between Swartz Bay and Nanaimo?

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 hours 25 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo?

It takes approximately 3 hours 3 minutes to get from Swartz Bay to Nanaimo, including transfers.