Nanaimo to Tofino bus

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Nanaimo - Tofino Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Nanaimo to Tofino. Traveling by bus from Nanaimo to Tofino usually takes around 3 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Tofino Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance89 mi (143 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$50.97
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceTofino Bus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Nanaimo to Tofino?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Nanaimo to Tofino. Tofino Bus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tofino Bus43h 33m$52.71
  • Book Tofino Bus from Nanaimo to Tofino from $51. There are 4 Tofino Bus schedules from Nanaimo to Tofino and you can expect on average to pay for a Tofino Bus ticket to Tofino. In Nanaimo, Tofino Bus departs to Tofino from Departure Bay - Ferries Terminal Bus Stop and 1 other station. In Tofino, Tofino Bus arrives at Co-Op Parking Lot and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Tofino Bus from Nanaimo to Tofino takes 3 hours and 33 minutes , while the fastest available Tofino Bus trip will get you to Tofino in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

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Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 143 kilometers from Nanaimo to Tofino. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Nanaimo to Tofino, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Nanaimo to Tofino every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Nanaimo to Tofino without transferring.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Nanaimo?

Main departure station: Departure Bay - Ferries Terminal Bus Stop

Nanaimo has two bus stations with service to Tofino.

All bus stations in Nanaimo:

  • Departure Bay - Ferries Terminal Bus Stop

  • Woodgrove Centre Transit Exchange

Where does the bus arrive in Tofino?

Main arrival station: Tourism Tofino

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Tofino.

Bus stations in Tofino:

  • Tourism Tofino

  • Co-Op Parking Lot

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