There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Nanaimo by plane or car ferry

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

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Fly South Vancouver to Nanaimo  •  20 min

  1. Take the plane from South Vancouver to Nanaimo

$67

4 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Nanaimo (YCD) YVR - YCD

$111 - $307

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo #2  •  50 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Nanaimo (ZNA) YVR - ZNA

$85 - $190

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Nanaimo (ZNA) CXH - ZNA

$85 - $200

Car ferry  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay

$73 - $131

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Nanaimo is to fly which costs $87 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Nanaimo is to fly which costs $87 and takes 20 min.

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The distance between Vancouver Airport (YVR) and Nanaimo is 55 km.

The plane from South Vancouver to Nanaimo takes 20 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Nanaimo Airport is the direct flight which takes 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Nanaimo.
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  • Distance: 34.5 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

What companies run services between Vancouver Airport (YVR), Canada and Nanaimo, BC, Canada?

Harbour Air flies from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Nanaimo 5 times a day.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
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
$58
Motorcycle
$36
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from South Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com

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