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Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

SDK
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Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

We will be visiting Vancouver (staying at the Westin Bayshore) for 3 days following a cruise to Alaska in early June. We would like to visit friends who live in Abbotsford while we're there. Could some kind person let us know the best way of getting from our hotel to Abbotsford? How much would a taxi cost, is there a train/bus we could take?

Looking forward to your suggestions.

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1. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

Someone might go into bus details but a taxi is about $CA170 (plus tip) and over an hour.

Edited: 04 January 2010, 23:20
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2. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

Greyhound Canada appears to have bus service from the bus terminal in Vancouver to the bus terminal in Abbotsford. (It's about 45 miles from one to the other.) Here is Greyhound's website with fares and schedules for you to plan further.

http://www.greyhound.ca/home/

To get to the Vancouver bus depot, you would take the #19 bus downtown from the Bayshore and the Skytrain from downtown out to the bus station. I'm not sure where the Abbotsford bus station is at the other end; the address is on the Greyhound website and your friend would likely know the location.

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3. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

Hi SDK;

FYI...Abbotsford is approx. 42 miles / 68 km from Vancouver.

Best Regards

SDK
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4. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

Thanks so much all of you for your replies, the information has been very helpful.

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5. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

Renting a compact car will cost less than $50 all in.

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6. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

Your other option would be taking the West Coast Express train to Mission and taking a taxi or having your friends pick you up from there. This will require you to stay overnight at your friend's place.

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7. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

I would suggest you rent a car for the day. Although the cost might be in the range of $60 or more (I just checked Budget's website - you could pick up a Ford Focus right on Georgia Street - the "main drag" downtown - for only $22 for the day on Thurs June 3, for example - that's NOT including any insurance) the freedom/convenience is well worth it.

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8. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

Yes, a 24 hr car rental would allow you to explore some of the beauty the Fraser Valley has to offer. There are some wonderful places to visit out that way, particularly if you travel one way along the Lougheed Highway (route 7) to Mission, and then cross the Fraser over to Abbotsford.

If for some reason you are not comfortable driving, then the West Coast Express would be lovely trip, but would require an overnight stay, or the Greyhound Bus is another option, but tends to be slow because of the pick ups on the way out of town.

Your friends may also be willing to come in as far as Langley or Surrey to pick you up. These communities are on the regular transit system.

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9. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

Thanks all - the 24 hour car rental looks like a good suggestion - don't know how we'll go driving on the right hand side of the road!! Is it a fairly direct route (Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford)?

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10. Re: Downtown Vancouver to Abbotsford

yup pretty direct