The cheapest times to fly from YVR to YCD are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • October 15th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from YVR to YCD is early December. Prices can be as high as $259 for Monday flights during early August, or as low as $185 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Nanaimo

Flying from Vancouver (YVR) to Nanaimo (YCD) will usually cost between $185 to $251 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $192. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $250. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $58 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $222 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YVR to YCD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the YVR to YCD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

YVR to YCD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YVR to YCD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Vancouver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $4.35, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $17 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $211. Return trip prices are from the YCD to YVR flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from YVR to YCD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 2 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from YVR to YCD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Comox Airport (YQQ) in Comox

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 29.28% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See YVR to YQQ flights

Destination alternative #2: Powell River Airport (YPW) in Powell River

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 14.86% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See YVR to YPW flights

Destination alternative #3: Campbell River Airport (YBL) in Campbell River

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 4.95% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See YVR to YBL flights

Destination alternative #4: Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Seattle, WA

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 4.28% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See YVR to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from YVR to YCD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Qantas, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nanaimo Airport to Vancouver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 32 miles or 51 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from YVR to YCD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YVR to YCD flight is about 1 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Vancouver and Nanaimo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from YVR to YCD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YVR
Origination airport name Vancouver International Airport
City Vancouver
Country Canada
Latitude 49.2
Longitude -123.2

Return Airport

Destination code YCD
Destination airport name Nanaimo Airport
City Nanaimo
Country Canada
Latitude 49.1
Longitude -123.9


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