Transportation from the Vancouver International Airport to Downtown

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is approximately 11 miles from downtown. An efficient airport transfer service called Canada Line transports delegates from the airport to all the downtown hotels at a cost of $9.00 inbound and $4.00 return during peak hours. On weekends the return would only be $2.75 for a 2 zone ticket as it’s non rush hour. Taxi fares are roughly $26 to $30 to the downtown core and private limousine service is $55 one-way, plus gratuity. All of these services accept credit cards, and all amounts are quoted in Canadian dollars. For all the transfer options from the Airport to Downtown visit this website

If you choose to take the SkyTrain from the airport to downtown Vancouver, you will use the Canada Line. You should get on the SkyTrain at the “YVR Airport” stop and go northbound to the “Vancouver City Centre” stop. This ride is approximately 25 minutes. A SkyTrain route map is available here.

Once you arrive at the train station in downtown Vancouver, it is a 1.5 km (~20 minute) walk down W Georgia St to the Westin Bayshore. You can also use your Skytrain ticket and transfer on to a bus. Buses numbered 250 and 251 will take you down W Georgia St. Get off at the corner of Cardero St and W Georgia St.