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Nanaimo - Victoria Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Nanaimo to Victoria. Traveling by bus from Nanaimo to Victoria usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Tofino Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance57 mi (92 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$24.28
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceTofino Bus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Nanaimo to Victoria?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Nanaimo to Victoria. 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 Bus42h 3m$25.69
  • Tofino Bus is an intercity bus company operating in Canada, with seasonal summer services to popular destinations on Vancouver Island. It offers excellent facilities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and WiFi, and is known for friendly and helpful drivers, providing a pleasant travel experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 57 miles from Nanaimo to Victoria. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 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 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Nanaimo to Victoria, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

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

City Information

Victoria

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Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and undoubtedly one of Canada's treasures. Walking through the iconic Inner Harbour is an excellent introduction to the city and gives tourists a chance to glimpse the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. In addition to these impressive buildings, Craigdarroch Castle showcases the British-influenced architecture with a heavy dose of opulence.

Enjoy some of the best weather in Canada while experiencing Victoria’s wide-ranging and first-rate outdoor activities. These include tranquil walks through the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, breathtaking bike rides along the Galloping Goose Trail, and ventures into the open ocean on whale watching tours.

Stemming from its history under British rule, Victoria maintains a rich tea culture that finds expression in the many cafes and tearooms around the city. If you can get a reservation, steep yourself (and your teabag) in the ultimate afternoon tea experience at the exclusive Empress Hotel.

Despite its island geography, Victoria is well served by a wide range of transport links that connect the city to major national and international locations. Extensive bus routes and rail networks provide accessible transit across Vancouver Island. In addition, the Victoria International Airport and ferry services running to Vancouver and Seattle connect Victoria to the Canadian and U.S. mainland.

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 Victoria.

All bus stations in Nanaimo:

  • Departure Bay - Ferries Terminal Bus Stop

  • Port Place Mall (Carry-on Luggage Only)

Where does the bus arrive in Victoria?

Main arrival station: Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

Victoria's Capital City Station combines all of Victoria's top bus companies in one central location. BC Ferries Connector, YYJ Airport Shuttle, and Tofino Bus operate service departing from this downtown location, steps away from the Parliament House, Victoria Harbour, and the iconic Fairmont Empress. Customer service agents are available at the station to provide whatever assistance the passengers need. The station offers an indoor waiting area and an adjacent cafe, providing excellent foods and drinks to waiting passengers. There are also public restrooms and Wi-Fi services for passengers' comfort while waiting for departure.

All bus stations in Victoria:

  • Victoria Bus Depot - Capital City Station

  • Douglas at Finlayson Bus Stop

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