Travel to Vancouver

Getting from the airport to downtown is easy


If you’re arriving by air, you’ll most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located just 25 minutes from downtown, YVR is consistently rated one of the best airports in North America. There are more than a dozen international flights in and out of YVR every day, with 22 bound for the United States. For an estimate of how long it might take to fly to Vancouver, click here.


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Many major car rental companies have desks at YVR and driving between downtown and the airport is straight-forward. From downtown, proceed south on Granville Street to West 72nd Avenue. Follow the road left onto SW Marine Drive and over the Arthur Laing Bridge. The bridge takes you to Grant McConachie Way, which leads directly to the airport terminal.


If you’re taking a taxi from the airport to your hotel after arriving at YVR, use one of the taxi stands located on Level 2. Taxis operating from the airport are licensed, and will use a zoned fare rate that will depend on your destination.

Car Service

Ride in style with a luxury sedan or limousine pick-up to whisk you to or from Vancouver International Airport. When flying into YVR, many companies offer pre-arranged meet-and-greet services, or simply use YVR’s official licensed limousine company – no booking required.

Sky Train

The SkyTrain’s Canada Line provides rapid rail service linking YVR to downtown Vancouver and parts of Richmond. Trains leave the airport station approximately every seven minutes during most times of the day. There are 16 stops along the line, with downtown Vancouver stops including Yaletown, Vancouver City Centre and Waterfront—the terminus for the line.

The trip from YVR to downtown Vancouver takes only 26 minutes on a two zone fare of $4.20, plus the $5.00 Canada Line YVR AddFare. The YVR AddFare is waived if you have a pre-purchased fare, e.g. a day pass, monthly pass or a Fare Saver ticket. Visit the TransLink website for maps, schedules and fare information.

Don’t Miss the Art at YVR

For many visitors, YVR provides the first and last impression of British Columbia with art and architecture reflective of the province’s diverse landscape and people. YVR’s art is located throughout the airport and can be categorized into the following themes:

YVR’s award-winning Sense of Place is the thematic art and architecture that draws on the themes of land, sea and sky. Showcasing the best of British Columbia, this calming and inspiring force welcomes and bids farewell to the millions of travelers who make their way through YVR each year.

YVR staff are proud of their airport and the artists whose work contributes directly to an exceptional passenger experience and dedication to supporting emerging First Nations artists through the YVR Art Foundation.