Nanaimo to Courtenay bus

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Nanaimo - Courtenay Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Nanaimo to Courtenay. Traveling by bus from Nanaimo to Courtenay usually takes around one hour and 45 minutes, but the fastest VI Connector bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance59 mi (95 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$20.02
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceVI Connector
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Nanaimo to Courtenay

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




May 14, 2022- Couples trip

VI Connector

Pros: Coach is a big bus very comfortable ride in a rainy day. Big windows allowed us to have good view of the scenery along the way as it’s literally going along the bays, beautiful to see. Cons: The velvet seats are comfy to sit in but the humidity and seasonal weather made the fabric smell a bit. Tips: Very comfortable ride highly recommended.

What bus companies travel from Nanaimo to Courtenay?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VI Connector41h 45m$22.80
  • 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 bus takes an average of one hour and 45 minutes to cover the 59 miles from Nanaimo to Courtenay. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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.

Travel trends tend to vary greatly for bus trips from Nanaimo to Courtenay.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Nanaimo to Courtenay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Nanaimo to Courtenay 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 Courtenay without transferring.

City Information

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 Courtenay.

All bus stations in Nanaimo:

  • Departure Bay - Ferries Terminal Bus Stop

  • Woodgrove Centre Transit Exchange

Where does the bus arrive in Courtenay?

Main arrival station: Esso Gas Station

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

All bus stations in Courtenay:

  • Esso Gas Station

  • Courtenay - Driftwood Mall

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