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How to get from Vancouver Airport to downtown

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Booking can be done at most 1 hour in advance.

Four Transfer Options are available from Vancouver Airport to downtown

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Located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Vancouver International Airport is a designated international airport by Transport Canada. 12 kilometers separate it from Downtown Vancouver.

You must visit Gastown, a historic neighborhood, as well as Granville Island, the Science World Museum, and the Museum of Anthropology while in the city. One of the most livable cities in both Canada and the entire world is Vancouver. Vancouver is one of the most expensive cities in both Canada and the world in terms of housing affordability.

Vancouver wants to become the world’s greenest city. The city’s urban planning and design philosophy is known as Vancouverism.

You can reach Vancouver downtown by train, by taxi, by a rented car, and by AtoB transfer service. You can choose the best mean of transport that suits your needs.

Getting from Vancouver Airport to downtown by train.

In just 25 minutes, the train travels from Richmond’s YVR airport station to downtown Vancouver’s Waterfront Station.

The cost of a one-way ticket from Vancouver’s airport to the city center is €2.70, but everyone taking the Canada Line out of YVR must pay €3.40. In addition to the standard zone fare, Canada Line offers a YVR AddFare.

On every Canada Line station platform, there are SkyTrain ticket machines where you can buy your tickets. They take debit/ATM cards, credit cards, and cash. At the domestic terminal of the airport, on Level 1, there is a 7-Eleven store where you can purchase SkyTrain tickets.

The average wait time for a train is 12 minutes during off-peak hours and 6 minutes during peak hours.

The SkyTrain is accessible from 05:07 am to 00:56 pm on Monday through Friday, from 06:00 am to 00:56 pm on Saturdays, and from 07:30 am to 00:56 pm on Sundays.

The YVR Airport station on the Canada Line is conveniently situated between the International and Domestic Terminals of the Vancouver airport. If you need help, ask any of the Customer Care staff wearing red or green vests or follow the signs labeled “Canada Line.”

Getting from Vancouver Airport to downtown by train.

Be informed about getting from Vancouver Airport to downtown by taxi.

The YVR Airport, which is about 12 km from the city center, can be reached in 20 minutes or less.

The yellow color of the Vancouver airport taxis makes them simple to identify. In the Vancouver Airport, only authorized taxi cabs are permitted to operate. The taxi stands are on the second level of the Domestic and International Arrivals, where you can find cabs and wheelchair-accessible cars.

See below the established taxi fares from Vancouver Airport to zones:

Zone 1South Vancouver, Central Richmond,21 euros. North Richmond and Sea Island: 20 euros

Zone 2South Central Vancovuer. 23 euros

Zone 3South Richston/ Steveston. 26 euros

Zone 4Mitchell Island. 27 euros

Zone 5UBC South. 27 euros

Zone 6South East Vancouver and Central Vancouver. 29 euros

Zone 7North East Richmond. 31 euros

Zone 8South East Richmond, downtown Kitsilano. 32 euros

Zone 9Central East Vancouver and Canada Place /Downtown 36 euros. University of British Columbia. 37 euros

Zone 10Ballantyne Pier. Far East Richmond. 38 euros

Zone 11Stanley Park.39 euros

Zone 12North East Vancouver. 41 euros

Vancouver city center belongs to zone 9 so the price for your ride will be around 25 euros.

Be informed about getting from Vancouver Airport to downtown by taxi.

Do you want to transport from Vancouver Airport to downtown by car?

You can get to Vancouver downtown by using a rented car.

On the ground floor of the parkade, there are conveniently placed car rental facilities that are only a few steps away from the YVR terminal. You can find rental companies like Hertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-a-car, and many more.

At YVR, you can rent cars that can accommodate wheelchair users. To guarantee availability, kindly give your rental company 48 hours’ notice. In Vancouver, a rental car costs no more than 30 euros per day. The typical price range for this region starts at 123 euros a day.

The ride is around 20 minutes. In general, Canadians are courteous and calm drivers who follow the rules of the road. Driving is simple in Canada, but it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Canadian Highway Safety Code before you start.

Do you want to transport from Vancouver Airport to downtown by car? Do you want to transport from Vancouver Airport to downtown by car?
Transfer options Price Duration
  TRAIN   3.40 euros   25 minutes
  taxi TAXI   36 euros   20 minutes
  car RENTED CAR   30 euros/per day   20 minutes
  car ATOB TRANSFER   90 euros/economy   20 minutes

The most efficient way to go from Vancouver Airport to downtown is by Atob Transfer.

  • Taxis at the AtoB Vancouver airport have set rates. The fare includes meet-and-greet services, free door-to-door waiting time, and tolls.
  • We provide one-hour wait times as well as 24/7, seven days a week customer service.
  • An extra stop, a bottle of water, or even some extra waiting time can be added to customize your ride. You can even add your favorite Spotify playlist to the journey to make it more enjoyable
  • Ask any questions you may have about the location you are visiting; our drivers are knowledgeable locals.
  • The drivers keep an eye on your flight and are aware of any delays so they know when to deliver the car.
  • All of our drivers are available at any time of day and are fluent in English.
  • To ensure your children’s comfort and safety, remember to include a child seat when making your airport transfer reservation.
  • To suit your needs, select a baby seat from a range of options, including boosters, baby chairs, and infant seats. This choice can be found under Extras. Book your AtoB Vancouver airport ride now!

The most efficient way to go from Vancouver Airport to downtown is by Atob Transfer.

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