Local transport


There is work being done at the moment on the high-speed connection between the center of Vancouver and the airport. This so-called ‘Canada Line’ will be ready at the end of 2009 and will connect with the SkyTrain system in Vancouver.

Car and bus

From Vancouver the airport is accessible via the Arthur Laing Bridge and then Highway 99 south. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated. The airport is on 3211 Grant McConachie Way.

The Airporter bus (tel: +1(0)604 946 8866) maintains a shuttle connection with Vancouver, this bus stops by several hotels, by the terminal for cruise ships and by the large bus and train stations.

Bus line 424 leaves from the Domestic Terminal to the Airport Station Bus Terminal, buses go from this station to Vancouver and other places in British Columbia.

Car rental - Vancouver International Airport

The car rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty have counters in the Arrivals Hall. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Taxis are outside the Arrivals Hall of the International and Domestic Terminal. All taxis have a meter, a ride to the center of Vancouver costs approximately CAN $25.00. Limousines can be reserved through Limojet Gold Express (tel: +1(0)604 273 1331).

Airport Parking

Right in front of the terminal is a parking garage ‘Parkade’. Level P1 is only for picking up and dropping off passengers, and levels P2 and P3 are for short-term parking, next to this garage is an area for long-term parking (‘economy car park’). For cheaper parking you can park at an area further from the terminal, there is a free shuttle bus. Further information about parking (tel: +1(0)604 207 7077).