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Nanaimo Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Nanaimo Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Nanaimo reminds me of one of those airports in a developing countries.
- klmi2010

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Nanaimo Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny single terminal airport with limited services.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • We have no reviews from travelers who have slept in this airport. However, one traveller tells us there is no where to stretch out and the seats are just a single seat with armrests.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Nanaimo Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Nanaimo Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Nanaimo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Kiwi Cove Lodge - (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotel deals in Nanaimo on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Nanaimo Airport. There are four mobile charging/workstations located in the Departure Lounge.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
  • Food & Drinks - There are no 24 hour food or beverage concessions available at this airport. The Connections Cafe is open 6:00AM - 7:00PM (Sun-Fri) and 6:00AM - 7:00PM (Sat).
  • Information Desk - Available. Location: next to customs. Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM. In addition, look for the Blue Navigator Ambassadors (wearing blue vests) providing assistance throughout the airport.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - Yes, there are 4 mobile charging/workstations in the Departures Lounge and 1 located in the Arrivals Area.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open daily from 4:00AM - 12:00AM.

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As of February 2018, Nanaimo airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Island Air Express • West Jet.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Greyhound offers once daily service to and from Nanaimo Airport.

Car Rentals

Budget and National offer car rental services onsite.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Travelodge Nanaimo.


Nanaimo Airporter offers door-to-door shared-ride shuttle service between the airport and the Mid-Island area (Duncan/Ladysmith/Nanaimo/Parksville and Qualicum), with schedules coordinated to meet the arrivals of all incoming flights.


Metered taxis are available at the Arrivals entrance of the airport terminal during airport hours of operation.

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Last Updated: 21 February 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .