There are 4 ways to get from Vancouver to Nanoose Bay by car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Car ferry  •  2 h 18 min

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

$16 - $66

3 alternative options

Line 250 bus, car ferry  •  5 h 9 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

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour, line 50 bus, line 91 bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Front at Church to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay B
  3. Take the line 91 bus from Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay D to Northwest Bay at Apollo

$79 - $85

Fly Vancouver to Qualicum  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Qualicum (XQU) YVR - XQU

$87 - $174

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Nanoose Bay is to line 250 bus and car ferry which costs $22 - $85 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Nanoose Bay is to car ferry which costs $21 - $90 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Nanoose Bay is 78 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Vancouver to Nanoose Bay, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada?

K D Air Corporation flies from Vancouver to Nanoose Bay 5 times a day.

Airlines
K D Air Corporation
Flights from Vancouver to Qualicum
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $230
Bus operators
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
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
translink.ca
BC Transit - RDN Transit System
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Front at Church to Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay B
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Bus from Woodgrove Centre Exchange Bay D to Northwest Bay at Apollo
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
$13
Standard Vehicle
$57
Motorcycle
$35
Other operators
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
$82
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com

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