Getting to and from the airport


Vancouver is home to the award-winning Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Travelling to and from the airport is as easy as taking a taxi or jumping on the Canada Line SkyTrain. You will arrive in downtown Vancouver in less than 30 minutes with either option.

Canada Line from the airport: From the YVR Airport station, Canada Line trains depart approximately every seven minutes. The first train of the day departs at 5:07am and the last train departs YVR at 12:56am. The fare from YVR to downtown Vancouver is $8.75 CAD.

Taxi from airport: There are always taxis available for pickup from YVR with set prices for certain zones within the city. The rate from YVR to Downtown Vancouver is $31 CAD. Please check this site for current rates for various zones across the city.

Vancouver Transportation

Public Transit
TransLink provides bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and a commuter service called the West Coast Express in the Vancouver area. Visit their website for maps, schedules and more information.

Vancouver Taxi Services
When taking a taxi from anywhere other than the airport, fares are a metered rate based on distance and time travelled, with increased costs at night. The City of Vancouver regulates all taxi companies and determines what companies charge for fares within the City.

Taxi companies:
Yellow Cab Company: +1(604) 681-1111
Vancouver Taxi: +1(604) 871-1111
Maclure’s Cabs: +1(604) 683-6666
Black Top & Checker Cabs: +1(604) 681-2181

Ride Sharing Services
The City of Vancouver has not approved ride sharing services, so you will not be able to access services such as Uber or Lyft.