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Vancouver Travel Guide

Vancouver Airports

Vancouver International (YVR)


The airport is located eight miles (13km) south of Vancouver.


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Transfer Terminals: 

The two terminals are within walking distance of each other, but a courtesy shuttle is available.

Transfer City: 

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 Rental: 

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 rent.

Airport Taxis: 

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.

Airport Facilities: 

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.

Car Parking: 

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: 

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