Transfer to/from - Vancouver airport (YVR)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Vancouver airport (YVR)


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.

Ride-sharing - Lyft and Uber pick passengers up on level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Halls and outside the South Terminal.

Bus - The YVR Whistler SkyLynx is a daily service to downtown Vancouver (40 minutes), Squamish (110 min.) Creekside Village and Whistler (3 hours). Tickets can be purchased at the counter located in the International Arrivals area.
The BC Ferries Connector (Tel +1 888 788 8840) can get you to Victoria, Gulf Islands and Duke Point through the Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay terminals.

Train - The Canada Line (Tel +1 604 953 3333) is a rapid service that links the airport with downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes and with Richmond in 18 min. It operates from 5:07 am to 0:56 am, runs every 7-15 min. and the station is found on level 3 of the Main Terminal.


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Taxi - Available 24 hours a day on the Domestic and International Arrivals level 2. They operate with fixed fares for destinations around Vancouver and Richmond. Travel time to the city centre is around 30 minutes.

Public transport fares and schedules

Latest updates: March 02, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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