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

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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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

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Line 250 bus, car ferry  •  5 h 13 min

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

$33 - $85

Fly Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour, bus  •  1 h 51 min

  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 - Co-op Gas Stn, Hwy 1

$92 - $98

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour, line 20 bus, bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Front at Church to Departure Bay Ferry
  3. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Chemainus, BC - Co-op Gas Stn, Hwy 1

$92 - $104

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo  •  2 h 55 min

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

$111 - $313

Fly Vancouver to Victoria, car ferry, bus  •  4 h 56 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 - Co-op Gas Stn, Hwy 1

$80 - $218

Questions & Answers

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.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Chemainus is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $130 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Chemainus is 57 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Chemainus without a car is to line 250 bus and car ferry which takes 5 h 13 min and costs $40 - $120.

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

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Nanaimo Airport is the direct flight which takes 26 min.

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

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There are 73+ hotels available in Chemainus. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18 min and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Chemainus.
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  • Distance: 35.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

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

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Vancouver to Chemainus every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$5 - $150
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Vancouver to Victoria
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$195 - $210
Bus operators
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Bus from Westbound W Georgia St @ Seymour St to Bus Stop @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
translink.ca
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Chemainus, BC - Co-op Gas Stn, Hwy 1
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Mill Bay, BC to Chemainus, BC - Co-op Gas Stn, Hwy 1
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
BC Transit - Nanaimo
Phone
604-795-3838
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Front at Church to Departure Bay Ferry
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
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
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
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
$78
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
harbourair.com

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