Ground Transportation

If your final destination is within the Metro Vancouver area, there are a number of transportation options available to you at the Vancouver International Airport.

1        Public transit (Skytrain)

The Canada Line is a rapid transit rail link and a fast and easy way to access the city centres. Canada Line is accessible by elevator from both the arrivals and departures level. For more information on public transit, please visit here.

2        Taxis

Taxis are available any time of day or night at YVR, seven days a week. More than 500 taxis currently serve the Vancouver International Airport, including wheelchair accessible taxis. No reservation is required. Taxi fare is calculated by a meter based on time and distance of travel. Approximate fare to downtown Vancouver is $34-$36 (taxes included). Let the curbside staff know your needs and destination and they will get the right taxi for you.

3        Long-Distance Scheduled Bus

There are number of scheduled buses depart from YVR to Whistler, Victoria, Nanaimo, and the Gulf Islands. Contact the YVR Information Desk for information and directions. For more information on long-distance scheduled bus, please visit here.

4        Car Rental

Car rental facilities are conveniently located just outside the terminal on the ground floor of the parkade. Accessible car rentals are available. Please provide the rental company 48 hours advance notice to ensure availability.

National / Alamo  / Avis  / Budget  / Hertz  / Dollar / Thrifty 



5        Curbside pick-up

Vehicles may temporarily stop on YVR's curbside to drop-off or pick-up passengers. Curbside operators will direct vehicles to parking positions near the entrance.

Upcoming Events

Knitting Group for Newcomer Women (Abbotsford Community Services)

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford

CCM Center, Crystal Mall second floor, 4533 Kingsborough St., Burnaby, BC V5H4V3

206-5838 Fraser Street, Vancouver
English Conversation Circles (Abbotsford Community Services)

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford

300 - 8268 Granville Street, Vancouver
Medication Management (国语讲座) (S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Service Center)

220-7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond
English Conversation Circle (Abbotsford Community Services)

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford
Refugee figures at a glance

As of 2017, around the world there are 71.44 million persons of concern according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistics. 19.94 million of persons of concern are categorized as Refugees. Most of these refugees are in Asian and Africa.

Photo Gallery

Images of CANN services provided to new immigrants, including government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees, at Vancouver International Airport.

Please give us your feedback

Your opinion is very important to us. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to evaluate the service we provide.


funded by cic service provider: success


P.O. Box 32373, YVR Domestic Terminal R.P.O.
(3880 Grant McConachie Way)
Richmond V7B 1W2 Canada
Phone: 604-270-0077
Fax: 604-279-0091

Hours of operation:

Office: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, except statutory holiday
Kiosk: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday - Sunday, except statutory holiday

*Closing time may vary and is based on arrival trends