There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Chemainus by car ferry, car, bus, plane, taxi or subway

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, drive  •  2 h 34 min

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

$18 - $68

5 alternative options

Line 250 bus, car ferry  •  5 h 16 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

$29 - $82

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo, taxi  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Nanaimo (YCD) YVR - YCD
  2. Take a taxi from Nanaimo to Chemainus

$134 - $339

Fly Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour, bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Chemainus, BC

$94 - $100

Fly Vancouver to Victoria, car ferry, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Victoria (YYJ) YVR - YYJ
  2. Take the car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
  3. Take the bus from Mill Bay, BC to Chemainus, BC

$80 - $205

Subway, bus to Vancouver SeaAir Airport, fly to Thetis Island Telegraph Harbour, car ferry  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the subway from King Edward Station to Bridgeport Station
  2. Take the bus from Bridgeport Stn Bay 5A to Wb Inglis Dr Ns Bell Irving St
  3. Take the plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Thetis Island Telegraph Harbour
  4. Take the car ferry from Thetis Island to Chemainus

$103 - $124

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Chemainus, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Chemainus. However, you can take the drive to Horseshoe Bay, BC, take the car ferry to Nanaimo Departure Bay, then take the drive to Chemainus. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Vancouver to Chemainus via Vancouver City Centre Station, Wb W Georgia St Fs Seymour St, Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, Horseshoe Bay, BC, Nanaimo Departure Bay, and Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada in around 5 h 16 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Train operators
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Subway from King Edward Station to Bridgeport Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
infomaps.translink.ca
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
Island Link Bus
Phone
lbrisco@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Chemainus, BC
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
islandlinkbus.com
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Mill Bay, BC to Chemainus, BC
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
islandlinkbus.com
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Bus from Bridgeport Stn Bay 5A to Wb Inglis Dr Ns Bell Irving St
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
infomaps.translink.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
Car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$7
Standard Vehicle
$21
Motorcycle
$14
Car ferry from Thetis Island to Chemainus
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$9
Standard Vehicle
$29
Motorcycle
$19
Other operators
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Thetis Island Telegraph Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$93
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Taxi from Nanaimo to Chemainus
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vancouver to Chemainus?

The distance between Vancouver and Chemainus is 57 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Chemainus?

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Chemainus is to car ferry and drive which costs $23 - $90 and takes 2 h 34 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Vancouver to Chemainus?

The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Chemainus is to fly and taxi which takes 1 h 59 min and costs $170 - $440.

How long does it take to get from Vancouver to Chemainus?

It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Vancouver to Chemainus, including transfers.