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There are 6 ways to get from Toronto to Nanaimo by plane, bus, car or ferry

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Fly to Nanaimo

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Nanaimo (YCD)

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Fly to Victoria, bus

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Victoria (YYJ)
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Douglas at Finlayson to Nanaimo, BC - Port Place Shopping Mall

4 alternative options

Fly to Comox, bus

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Comox (YQQ)
  2. Take the bus from Courtenay, BC - Driftwood Mall to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada

Fly to Nanaimo #2

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Nanaimo (ZNA)

Fly to Campbell River, bus

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Campbell River (YBL)
  2. Take the bus from Campbell River, BC - Ocean Grove Store to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada

Drive, ferry

  1. Drive from Toronto to Horseshoe Bay
  2. Take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay

Toronto (YYZ) to Nanaimo (YCD) flights

48 Weekly Planes
8h 32m Average Duration
$310 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Toronto to Nanaimo is to fly and bus, which costs $150 - $850 and takes 11h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Nanaimo is to fly which costs $390 - $480 and takes 7h 45m.

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The distance between Toronto and Nanaimo is 3419 km.

It takes approximately 7h 51m to get from Toronto to Nanaimo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Nanaimo Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 11m.

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Nanaimo is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 5:36 AM in Toronto and 2:36 AM in Nanaimo.

Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Toronto Airport to Nanaimo Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Nanaimo. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Nanaimo.
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  • Distance: 3419.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 51m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Nanaimo, BC, Canada?

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Toronto to Nanaimo every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Comox via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Winnipeg, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Montreal, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Denver, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Nanaimo, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Kelowna, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Saskatoon, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Regina, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Los Angeles, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Victoria
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Victoria via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Victoria via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Comox
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Comox via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Comox via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Victoria
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Victoria via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Victoria via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Victoria via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Website
harbourair.com
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Edmonton, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Regina, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Minneapolis, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Chicago O'Hare, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Nanaimo, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Saskatoon, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Swoop
Website
flyswoop.com
Flights from Toronto to Victoria
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Victoria via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from Toronto to Victoria
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Courtenay, BC - Driftwood Mall to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Campbell River, BC - Ocean Grove Store to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Vancouver Island Connector
Phone
1 866 986 3466
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
viconnector.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Douglas at Finlayson to Nanaimo, BC - Port Place Shopping Mall
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Seniors
$26 - $31
Adult
$29 - $34
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $65
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Passenger
$14 - $19
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$40 - $65

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