Vancouver International (YVR)
Location: The airport is located eight miles (13km) south of
Time: GMT -8 (GMT -7 between the first Sunday in April
The two terminals are within walking distance of each other, but
a courtesy shuttle is available.
The Canada Line, part of the city's AirLink network, connects
the airport to downtown Vancouver in about 25 minutes. The service
runs every 8 to 20 minutes and costs $8.75 to downtown during the
weekdays, $7.50 on weeknights and weekends. Scheduled buses are
available to downtown Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island and
Washington State; the Airporter bus to downtown Vancouver costs
C$13.50 one way. Courtesy shuttles transport passengers to the
Long-Term Parking Lot, South Terminal, loc
Car hire companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National
and Thrifty are represented next to the terminal on the ground
floor. Highend Limousines (604 298 1000) are also available to
Metered taxis are available around the clock outside the
terminals. Look for the green signs which indicate a taxi pick-up
position. Taxis charge around C$27 for the 30 minute journey into
downtown. Price and journey time is higher during rush hour. A tip
of 10 to 15 per cent is expected.
Both terminals have ATMs, bureaux de change and a bank. There is
a selection of bars, restaurants and fast food outlets scattered
throughout the airport, as well as a variety of shops, including
duty-free, Internet access, baggage storage and a medical centre.
Children's play areas and a nursery are also available.
Vancouver International Airport offers a range of parking
options in the parkade directly opposite the terminals. Hourly
parking starts at C$8.50 per hour, but reduced daily and weekly
rates are also available. The cheaper economy lot is within short
walking distance from the terminal, while the long-term parking lot
is conveniently connected to the terminals via a shuttle bus.
Departure Tax: None.