Victoria airport (YYJ)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Victoria International Airport, opened in 1939, is one of the busiest in Canada and serves most of the British Columbia province. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations in the United States and Mexico.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 3:00 am to 1:00 am.
Annual passenger traffic: 2 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +1 250 953 7500. The information desk is located in the Arrivals area, opposite the car rental offices (Tel +1 250 953 7533). It operates from Monday to Saturday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are also volunteers in red uniforms to assist passengers.


The airport is situated on the Saanich Peninsula, 22 km (15 miles) to the north of the city of Victoria.

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What services does Victoria airport (YYJ) facilities include

The airport has a currency exchange bureau (8:00 am to 5:00 pm), ATMs, workstations, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- Restaurant and coffee shops in the Arrivals area, fast food outlet and café after the security control.
Shopping- Duty-free articles in the Departures area, gifts, newspapers and magazines, clothing, electronics.
Baggage- Free carts inside and outside the terminal. The lost and found office is situated in the Airport Security Building, to the east of the terminal, and operates from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Tel +1 250 953 7511).
Other Services- Children's play area, family room, art exhibitions, aviation museum.


Public and private transportation

Bus - YYJ Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 778 351 4995 / 855 351 4995) links the airport with several destinations in the city centre from 7:55 am to 0:30 am, with a travel time of 30 minutes. They have a desk on the Arrivals level and vehicles depart from outside the domestic baggage reclaim area.
In addition, BC Transit (Tel +1 250 382 6161) serves the airport with line 88 to McTavish Transit Exchange, Ocean, Resthaven and James White. On the other hand, routes 70 and 72 link Swartz Bay with Saanichton, Royal Oak and the city centre. Stops are found outside the Arrivals Hall.

Ferry - BC Ferries (Tel +1 888 223 3779) operates a service from the Swartz Bay Terminal to Tsawwassen between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm, with a journey time of 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Taxi - The exclusive airport operator is Yellow Cab of Victoria (Tel +1 250 381 2222 / 800 808 6881), with vehicles available outside the Arrivals area. The trip to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Car rental agencies

Counters in the Arrivals Hall.

Avis (Tel +1 800 879 2847 - 6:30 am to 0:00 am)
Budget (Tel +1 800 668 9833 / 250 953 5300 - 6:30 am to 0:30 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 263 0600 / 250 657 0380 - 7:00 am to 11:30 pm)
National (Tel +1 800 227 7368 / 250 656 2541 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 0:30 am, Saturdays from 6:30 am to 0:00 am, Sundays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am)

You can also request vehicles from Alamo (Tel +1 250 655 7362 - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm) and Enterprise (Tel +1 250 655 7368 - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm).


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Parking services at Victoria airport (YYJ)

There are parking lots for short and long stays, with charging stations for electric vehicles. In front of the terminal, there is a passenger pick-up and drop-off zone. More information: Tel +1 250 382 4411 / 656 9666. Fees

Short Term - Opposite the terminal building, for stays of up to 2 hours.
Daily/Long Term - Situated behind the previous sector.
Overflow - Facilities to the side of the terminal, only used when the main parking lots are full.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include automatic doors, lifts, lowered counters, adapted telephones and toilets, relief areas for service animals and reserved parking spaces close to the terminal. Wheelchairs are available from the individual airlines. Public transport services can provide vehicles for passengers with special needs.

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Latest updates: January 28, 2020