How can I get to Nanaimo from Vancouver airport?

By ferry? airplane?

Where can I reserve the ticket to Nanaimo? Plus, I don't have vehicle.

  • 2
    It's expected that you do some research of your own before posting a question here. Searching Google for "vancouver to nanaimo" turns up lots of information on ferries. Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 3:45

2 Answers 2


You can fly in 20 minutes, tickets from $75, or take a ferry in two hours for $11-13. Bus #5 goes to the ferry terminal at Horseshoe Bay.

For this and any other "A to B" question: http://www.rome2rio.com/s/Vancouver/Nanaimo


The easiest cheap way is BC Ferries, from Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay.


(Tsawwassen ferry)

  • Skytrain to Bridgeport station, bus to Tsawwassen ferry.
  • Take ferry to Duke Point, Nanaimo.

(Horseshoe Bay ferry)

  • Skytrain (2 zone ticket) from Vancouver airport to Vancouver Central City station.
  • Bus to Horseshoe Bay
  • Ferry to Departure Bay, Nanaimo

(source: I've been to both Vancouver terminals, and taken the ferry to Nanaimo and back twice, both times from Horseshoe Bay).

There are flights (check kayak.com) but the ferry will be considerably cheaper.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .