Travelling to Vancouver downtown from the airport
The Canada Line is Vancouver’s new rapid transit rail link connecting YVR to downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes and to downtown Richmond in 18 minutes. It’s a fast and easy way to get to the city centres. You can conveniently access trains from both the International and Domestic Terminals.
Canada Line’s YVR-Airport station is centrally located between our International and Domestic Terminals. As you exit the train, turn left for domestic flights or right for U.S. and international flights. Have any questions? Look for our Green Coat volunteers who can help point you in the right direction. Canada Line Accessibility
The Canada Line is accessibile by elevator from both the arrivals and departures level. For assistance in locating the Canada Line, please ask one of our friendly Green Coat Volunteers located throughout the terminals. For more information regarding Canada Line accessibility please visit Translink's Website Directions to Canada Line for passengers flying in to YVR Arriving from within Canada?
If you’re picking up checked bags, you are at Arrivals, level 2 of the Domestic Terminal. Go to Level 3, and walk toward the Link Building (located in between the International and Domestic Terminal). Follow the signs marked Canada Line or ask any of our Customer Care staff in red or green vests for assistance. Arriving from the U.S.A or an international destination?
Once through the customs and immigration arrivals process, walk toward the exit to our International Arrivals Greeting Area. Exit the building following signs marked Canada Line. Before the parkade entrance, an escalator and elevator will take you up to the Canada Line platform.
More than 500 licensed taxis currently serve the airport, including wheelchair accessible taxis.
Taxis are a quick and easy way to get to and from Vancouver International Airport. Our taxis are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Taxis charge a metered rate based on time and distance. The approximate fare to downtown Vancouver is between $28 - $32 (taxes included). No reservations are required for mini-vans or wheelchair accessible taxis. Let our curbside staff know your needs and we’ll get the right vehicle. Arriving from Canada on a domestic flight and need a taxi?
If you have just arrived and are picking up luggage, you are located in the Domestic Terminal Arrivals, Level 2. Simply make your way outside of the terminal on Level 2 to the taxi stand with an attendant to help. Arriving from the U.S.A or an international destination and need a taxi?
Once through the customs and immigration process, you’ll enter the International Arrivals Greeting Area. Walk outside the building on the same level and look for the taxi stand. Attendants are there to assist.
All taxis who pick up passengers from the airport are fully licensed and all drivers must complete a training course in safe driving, customer service and helping people with special needs.