You can travel to Ladysmith by land,
air and water
Ladysmith BC is easily accessed by Car Ferry, Plane or Bus.
Ladysmith is located 25min by car from The Duke Point and Departure Bay Ferry terminals located in Nanaimo.
Ladysmith Airport is only 11 min drive from the Nanaimo airport which has daily flights to Vancouver and Calgary.
To the South, Victoria is approx 1:20 hour drive. The Victoria Swartz Bay ferry terminal is 1.5 hour drive with bus service to Ladysmith. Victoria also has an International Airport also 1:30 min away.
Ferry service from the mainland
You can depart from Tsawwassen, arriving at Duke Point Ferry Terminal which is the closest ferry terminal to Ladysmith (approx. 21 min drive).
Or you can leave from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay (Nanaimo) which is approximately a 25 min drive.
The Tsawwassen to Victoria (Swartz Bay) will take you approx 1.5 hours by vehicle.
Getting to Ladysmith by Air
Nanaimo airport is an approx. 11 min drive to Ladysmith. It offers daily flights to Vancouver airport ( YVR) and Calgary ( YYC).
There is a shuttle that serves all of the Mid-Island, including Duncan/Ladysmith/Nanaimo/Parksville and Qualicum.
Taxis and car rentals are also available at the Nanaimo Airport.
From Nanaimo, float planes are also available: