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Vancouver Airport Transportation

Vancouver airport transportation is well organized and efficient. It will get you on your way to downtown Vancouver hotels, sight-seeing attractions and daytrips to Victoria and Whistler Ski Resort in no time at all.

It's always nice when a relative or a friend is available to pick you up or drop you off at the airport but when that isn't possible there are several options to choose from with Vancouver airport transportation and it's reasonably price and convenient.

Vancouver Airport YVR

Your choices include:

  • Bus
  • Canada Line
  • Car Rental
  • Limo
  • Taxi
  • Shuttle

The quickest way to get from the Vancouver airport (YVR) into downtown is on the newly opened (September 2009) skytrain route called Canada Line.

Skytrain is the monorail public transportation system that travels both above and below ground and connects communities throughout Greater Vancouver.

The new skytrain route makes getting back and forth between the airport and downtown or to the Vancouver Convention Center and the cruise ship terminal very easy.

The Canada Line will leave downtown every four minutes from the last stop downtown (Waterfront Station) and every seven minutes from the airport. The trip takes 25 minutes.

The first train will leave the Waterfront Station for YVR (the airport) at 4:50am and the last train leaves downtown at 1:05am.

From the airport the first train leaves towards downtown and the Waterfront station at 5:10am and the last train will leave the airport towards downtown at 12:57am.

Several public transit buses go to the airport. Check the routes and schedules though because some have been cancelled or don't operate as frequently because of the new Canada Line.

You can hire a taxi or limousine at the curb just outside the doors of both the international and domestic terminals.

Vancouver Airport Limousine

There are sixteen different taxi companies from all over Greater Vancouver ready to take you from the airport to wherever you need to go throughout Vancouver and neighboring boroughs everyday 24 hours a day. It will cost you around $30 to get to downtown Vancouver by taxi

Limousines are also readily available and you don't need to reserve them ahead of time although you can. It cost $39 by limo to go to downtown Vancouver.

If you are so inclined you could be on your way with a car rental and a Vancouver downtown map. It's usually best though to rent a car from somewhere downtown because it tends to be more expensive if you rent a car at the airport.

There are also scheduled buses to take you onto Whistler, Vancouver Island and to the U.S. into Washington State if Vancouver is not your final destination.

For cruise ship passengers who arrive on the same day as their departure on an Alaska cruise the cruise line will have a representative waiting in the arrivals lobby of both the domestic and international terminals to help you you’re your transportation to the pier.

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