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Islandlink offers between four and six round-trip bus services every day between Nanaimo and Victoria, depending on the season. In addition, we offer between four and six round-trip bus services every day between Nanaimo and north of Nanaimo, to Buckley Bay, Courtenay and Campbell River, depending on the season.

Now, we also offer daily EXP (Express) services which operate non-stop between Buckley Bay and Victoria in both directions, and a complementary service between Buckley Bay and Courtenay - Campbell River. These services operate year-round.

The EXP services, by avoiding the time consuming stop in Nanaimo, allow for a much faster travel time between Campbell River and Victoria, and between Courtenay and Victoria. In addition, the one way bus fare is a few dollars cheaper than using the alternate service stopping in Nanaimo.

  • Southbound departure times: from Campbell River - 12:15pm & 2:25pm; Courtenay - 1:05pm & 3:20pm; Buckley Bay - 1:35pm & 3:50pm. Arrival in Victoria is 4:05pm & 6:20pm. A third service also operates in July and August.

  • Northbound departure times: from Victoria - 9:10am & 5:30pm. Arrival in Buckley Bay - 11:55am & 8:30pm; Courtenay - 12:25pm & 9:00pm; Campbell River - 1:15pm & 9:50pm. A third service also operates in July and August.
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Our reward program that enables everybody to save

Welcome to iPOINTS
  1. Every time you book a seat on or you are awarded iPOINTS, which help you pay for your next or ticket.

  2. iPOINTS may also be purchased at a discount, enabling savings of up to 27% on all your ticket purchases.


In order to make travel more affordable for those with some flexibility in their travel plans, we are including more FAREDEAL! fares in our schedule from time to time. There is one fare level: $19.99 - for booked passengers only. Remember a booking can only be made online, on this website. Look for any route with an - FD suffix in the booking system.


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Schedule Information

Islandlink Bus

May 16th, 2019 - October 14th, 2019

    FOUR daily round-trip frequencies: Campbell River-Courtenay-Cumberland/Royston/Union Bay-Buckley Bay-Parksville-Departure Bay, Nanaimo, and Departure Bay, Nanaimo-Duncan-Mill Bay-Victoria.
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IslandExpress Bus

Year-round schedule

  1. Victoria to Buckley Bay daily NON-STOP services, and beyond to Cumberland/Union Bay/Royston, Courtenay, Merville, Black Creek, Oyster River and Campbell River.

    • Nearly one hour QUICKER to / from Victoria than other bus services, all of which stop in Nanaimo.
    • Up to $7.00 per person CHEAPER than other bus services, in each direction.
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Please remember, the only way to guarantee a seat on the schedule of your choice is to book online, on this website. More schedule & price details? Click here
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