Planning your transportation to and from Nanaimo is easily tailored to the type of experience you’re looking for on Vancouver Island. Whether you’re flying in to the Nanaimo Airport or cruising across on BC ferries, Nanaimo is an accessible west coast destination.
For quick and easy international connections from anywhere in the world, Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is located just 18 kilometers south of downtown Nanaimo and is a gateway to Vancouver Island. This busy modern airport is home to three air carriers – Air Canada, WestJet & Island Express and offers 7 daily flights to Vancouver, 4 daily non-stop flights to Calgary and twice daily service to Abbotsford, Vancouver South Terminal, Boundary Bay and Victoria.
Airport shuttles and taxis connect the city with the airport and a number of rental car kiosks are conveniently located at YCD. Short and long-term parking are available.