Courtenay to Nanaimo coach

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity coaches per day from Courtenay to Nanaimo. Traveling by coach from Courtenay to Nanaimo usually takes around one hour and 53 minutes, but the fastest VI Connector coach can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance59 mi (95 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price£16.11
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceVI Connector
Coach lines1

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Courtenay to Nanaimo

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




30 May 2022- Solo travel

VI Connector

Pros: The bus showed up and loaded a few minutes early, left on time and arrived on time, down to the minute. Nailed it. Cons: There's not a tonne of leg room. My ticket said I could bring 2 bags. I thought one of them would be stored under the bus. I ended u pop riding with both. I didn't ask if there was storage under / on the outside of the bus but the driver didn't offer either. There's no overhead storage inside. It wasn"t an issue in the end because there were only 9 passengers in total on the trip. Tips: Social distancing was maintained - due to there only being 9 passengers in total. But, nobody on board was wearing a mask. Just, FYI. I did not notice if there was wifi. I napped. Reasonably priced, especially given the price of fuel. It would have cost me as much or more to drive my own vehicle. Also the trip took only about 15 minutes more than it would take to drive myself, and it arrived exactly on time. This is appreciated even more by the person picking oneself up at the destination.



18 April 2022- Solo travel

VI Connector

Pros: Comfortable and pleasant environment inside. Cons: Everything is fine as I want. Tips: Maintain peacefull environment.

What coach companies travel from Courtenay to Nanaimo?

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

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VI Connector31h 53m£18.65
  • VI Connector offers seamless connectivity to ten cities across Vancouver Island, providing visitors with easy access to explore the area via bus. From Victoria to charming towns like Nanaimo, Duncan, and Ladysmith, VI Connector's comprehensive routes cater to scenic coastal getaways and adventurous explorations. Travelers can expect a comfortable journey on modern coaches with amenities such as air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and convenient onboard restrooms. VI Connector ensures a pleasant and convenient travel experience for passengers navigating Vancouver Island.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of one hour and 53 minutes to cover the 59 miles from Courtenay to Nanaimo. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 25 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 10:00. To see the times for all coaches from Courtenay to Nanaimo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Courtenay to Nanaimo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Courtenay to Nanaimo without transferring.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Courtenay?

Main departure station: Esso Gas Station

Courtenay has two coach stations with service to Nanaimo.

All coach stations in Courtenay:

  • Esso Gas Station

  • Courtenay - Driftwood Mall

Where does the coach arrive in Nanaimo?

Main arrival station: Departure Bay - Ferries Terminal Bus Stop

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Nanaimo.

Coach stations in Nanaimo:

  • Departure Bay - Ferries Terminal Bus Stop

  • Woodgrove Centre Transit Exchange

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