Directions from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Nanaimo

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Recommended option

Fly South Vancouver to Nanaimo  •  20 min

  1. Take the plane from South Vancouver to Nanaimo

$69

Cheapest option

Line 250 bus, car ferry  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 250 bus from Wb W Georgia St Fs Seymour St to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal 250 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay

$17 - $64

3 alternative options

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo  •  1 h 43 min

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

$112 - $308

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

$74 - $133

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
24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
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
Bus operators
West Vancouver Blue Bus
Phone
+1 604-925-7777
Email
bluebusinfo@westvancouver.ca
Website
translink.ca
Bus from Wb W Georgia St Fs Seymour St to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
westvancouver.ca
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
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
$59
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
$69
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Nanaimo is to line 250 bus and car ferry which costs $22 - $85 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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

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