Bus Service to Duke Point

Until recently, there was no bus service between Nanaimo and the Duke Ferry Ferry Terminal. Nanaimo city transit buses still don't serve this route but Pacific Coach Lines has just launched a service between Nanaimo and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) via Duke Point and Tsawwassen. You can catch this bus at the regular transit stops at the Woodgrove Centre, Country Club Mall, and the bus exchange opposite the RCMP on Prideaux Street. At present, the bus operates four or five times a day from Thursday to Monday (no service on Tuesday and Wednesday). One way fares from Nanaimo are $14.50 to Duke Point or $39 to the airport. You can view the schedule and reserve online or call 1-800-661-1725 for more information.

The Nanaimo Shuttle (tel. 250-758-2133) also drops off/picks up at Duke Point, costing $23 for the first person, plus $5 per additional passenger, to/from the same address in downtown Nanaimo. This service must be booked in advance by phone.

Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay is still the best route for anyone using public transportation as Nanaimo city bus No 2 stops right in front of the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal every hour or half hour. Getting to Nanaimo has detailed information on air, boat, train, and bus routes to our city.

UPDATE: The Pacific Coach service to Nanaimo via Duke Point has been canceled.

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