Traveling to Vancouver

Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada which means that getting there is not a problem. 

Air

Vancouver is served by Vancouver International Airpot (YVR) located 25 minutes from downtown. YVR's International terminal has two boarding ares: for transborder flights to the US and to all other destinations. From the airport you can take the Sky Train or a taxi.

  • SkyTrain (Canada line) to Waterfront Station. The fare is about $4 CAD plus a $5 CAD surcharge automatically added on when you buy a ticket. The journey should take about 25 minutes.
  • Taxi: the cost is about $25 to $30 CAD and will take approximately 30 minutes.

Bus

A number of different bus lines service Vancouver:

  • Greyhound connects Vancouver with Seattle (USA).
  • Quick Coach connects between Vancouver and Seattle-Tacoma Airport.
  • BoltBus connects Vancouver with Portland (USA).

Car

Vancouver can be reached by Highway 99 that links up with Interstate 5 in the US. 

Hotel Directions and Parking Information. 

Getting Around 

Vancouver public transport is operated by TransLink and is comprised of buses, rapid transit and passenger ferries. You can plan your trips with TransLink here. The fares are based on zones:

  • Zone 1: Vancouver, UBC
  • Zone 2: Municipalities directly outside the City of Vancouver - North & West Vancouver, Burnaby, and Richmond
  • Zone 3: Municipalities to the east and south of zone 2

Single use fare in zone 1 is $2.95 CAD. More on fares here