Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, Canada, about 12 km (7.5 miles) from Downtown Vancouver. It’s the second busiest airport in Canada, behind Toronto Pearson International Airport.
If you’re driving to YVR Airport, type the following address into your phone mapping app or GPS device to get directions:
Vancouver International Airport
Airport Code: (YVR)
3211 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC, Canada
YVR Airport offers many convenient transportation options. So, if you’re flying to Vancouver, check below and find the ride that best suits your needs. You can choose among the following: Shuttle, Rideshare, Taxis, Sedans & Limousines, Rental Cars, and Public Transportation.
Vancouver Airport Shuttle
Airport shuttles are usually the easiest and the best way of transport when going to or from an airport. If you want to share a convenient ride and reduce your expenses, check our list below and find Vancouver shuttle service that meets your requirements.
Cantrip Shuttle provides the best transportation service between YVR International Airport and Whistler. So, if you need Vancouver airport shuttle to Whistler, this is the company for you.
Their shuttle services also include downtown hotels, door-to-door pickup, Horseshoe Bay, and more.
Cantrip Shuttle fares for a shared ride are as follows:
- YVR to Whistler: $45
- YVR to Horseshoe Bay: $45
The prices are the same if you’re traveling to the airport.
For additional information, visit their website or call the Head Office in Canada at 5080-4000.
Green Path Transfers is a friendly airport transfers service with a difference. All of their vehicles have a commitment to zero or very low carbon emissions. So, if you want to help save the planet and have a convenient ride, this is the shuttle for you.
Discover Green Path lowest estimates from YVR Airport below.
GO Airport Shuttle Vancouver is another airport shuttle provider. They offer shared van and private van services in Vancouver.
To give you a glimpse of their prices, we’ve outlined the fares to some popular destinations in Vancouver:
If you have additional questions, visit their website or call GO Airport Shuttle at 1-773-363-0001.
There is another transportation option for you - Airport Link Shuttle Vancouver BC.
They are serving customers In Fraser Valley, north of Fraser River, Surrey, and many other areas. To find out the schedule for YVR Airport, please visit their website.
For more information, call 604-594-3333 or 1-855-591-5622.
YVR Hotel Shuttles
If you plan on staying in a hotel, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of great accommodations nearby. Searching for downtown Vancouver hotels with airport shuttle? No problem, courtesy shuttles provide transportation to many local hotels.
To find all hotels with courtesy shuttle service, click here.
Courtesy shuttle pick-up and drop-off areas are located at the green canopy outside of Arrivals Level 2 International Terminal and outside the Arrivals Level 1 Domestic Terminal.
Transportation Network Companies are very popular and inexpensive, and Lyft and Uber are certainly the best known. However, if you’re thinking about booking a Lyft/Uber in Vancouver BC, you should know that these two companies are not available there.
Poparide, on the other hand, is available and very affordable. If you want a cheap ride from Vancouver Airport to Downtown, look no further. We’ve discovered their prices; check the list below to see their lowest estimates for a shared ride.
Booking this cheap and friendly ride is very easy - visit their website, find a ride, book your seat, and pay for it online. Upon arriving at the airport, you will get directions on how to find your driver.
If you want to grab a cab, Vancouver Airport taxi is always available. At YVR Airport, you can find taxi stands on Level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Area.
Taxi fares from YVR depend on your destination - they have zone fares. To help you compare the prices, we’ve listed some Vancouver Airport taxi fares below.
For other zones or additional information, please visit the YVR website.
Sedans & Limousines
If you’re interested in a more luxurious ride, Vancouver Airport car service is the right transportation choice for you.
Aerocar Service is the airport’s licensed sedan and limousine provider. They offer luxury sedans, stretch SUV’s, and limos to suit any taste.
Their rates are starting from $39 for a sedan, $59 for an SUV/limo, and $106 for 8-PAX. These are the prices if you want to go to Sea Island.
For additional information about other rates, click here.
You can reach this Vancouver Airport car service by calling 604-298-1000 or 1-888-821-0021.
If you want to explore the city by yourself and rent a car, you can easily find a rental car company at YVR Airport. Car rental Vancouver Airport facilities are located just steps from YVR's terminal on the ground floor of the multi-story car park.
Discover all on-site rental companies in the following list:
There are some off-site rental companies serving YVR Airport as well:
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car
- Discount Car and Truck Rentals
- Routes Car Rental
- Evo Car Share
Off-airport car rental shuttle service is provided from the curbside Courtesy Shuttle Zones.
Public Transportation Vancouver
If you want to use the cheapest transportation option, public transport, you can easily access transit rail after arriving at YVR Airport.
The Canada Line is Vancouver’s rapid transit rail connecting YVR to Vancouver and downtown Richmond. You can access trains from both the International and Domestic Terminals.
Canada Line’s YVR Airport station is centrally located between International and Domestic Terminals. It is accessible by elevator from Arrivals and Departures lLevels. Ask one of Green Coat volunteers, located throughout the terminals, for help finding the Canada Line.
Your fare is determined by how many zones you travel in. We’ve outlined the prices for Zone 1 below. To find out more, visit their website.
To find Vancouver Canada Line map, click here.
Long Distance Buses
Getting to and from Whistler is easy from YVR Airport. To best way to do that is by using YVR Whistler SkyLynx. It connects travelers from YVR to Whistler and Squamish along the sea to sky corridor.
To buy tickets, go to the Whistler/SkyLynx bus counter in International Terminal, Arrivals Level 2.
If you’re not sure where to find some transportation company at YVR, check Vancouver Airport map here.