Situated on Sea Island, Vancouver International Airport is the second busiest airport in Canada. It is conveniently located in close proximity to downtown Vancouver and offers passengers a host of activities as well as shopping opportunities, snack bars and great scenery.
Sea Island is also home to a great conservation project, which
is designed to offset the carbon emissions and environmental impact
of Vancouver International Airport. The airport is also well
connected to airports across the world and has a range of non-stop
flights to Asia, the Americas and Europe.
The airport is located eight miles (13km) south of Vancouver.
Getting to the city
The Canada Line connects the airport to downtown Vancouver in about 25 minutes. The service runs every 8-20 minutes and costs roughly C$10 to downtown. Scheduled buses are available to downtown Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island and Washington State. Courtesy shuttles transport passengers to the Long-Term Parking Lot, South Terminal, local hotels and other destinations near the airport. Public bus services to Vancouver, Richmond and further afield are available at the Airport Station Bus Terminal.
GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Tel: +1 (604) 207 7077.
Car hire companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty are represented next to the terminal building on the ground floor.
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.
Transfer between terminals
A courtesy shuttle is available to the Airport South terminal.
The main terminal has 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, baggage storage and a medical centre. Children's play areas are also available.
Vancouver International Airport offers a range of parking options in the parkade directly opposite the terminals. Hourly parking starts at C$8 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.
Wifi is available free of charge throughout the airport.
Business travellers will find internet access, photocopying and fax services as well as workstations provided by CDS Ltd. Baggage Services on level three of the International Terminal. Fully equipped conference facilities are also available.
Vancouver International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.