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Transport from Vancouver airport to Vancouver downtown ?

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Transport from Vancouver airport to Vancouver downtown ?

Hi

Im looking for best transport from airport to downtown and back to airport ( 3 pers.) . We're arriving 28 feb. in the morning to Vancouver and our next fly is at 6pm , so do we have enough time to visit downtown ?

Edited: 24 January 2010, 21:09
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1. Re: Transport from Vancouver airport to Vancouver downtown ?

Sure, you have time. See top questions at top of this page.

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2. Re: Transport from Vancouver airport to Vancouver downtown ?

The canadaline goes downtown in less than half an hour, so it is easy to get there and back. For 3 people, that is 6 tickets which might make it cheaper to buy a 10 pack of tickets to avoid the airport surcharge ($5 each way). I believe you can buy these passes at 7-11 in the airport.

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3. Re: Transport from Vancouver airport to Vancouver downtown ?

for 3 people its a whole lot more cost effective to just take a cab.

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4. Re: Transport from Vancouver airport to Vancouver downtown ?

There is quite a bit of talk about how the skytrains will have long waits to get on, possibly one hour. Not the same for the busses, apparently. As you are coming on the last day of the Olympics, it could be super busy, although March 1st is supposed to be the worst day. You might check back when we have had a chance to see how Canada Line goes and to be able to give you up to date feedback.

Single fares from YVR, and the 2 next stations on Canada Line, only toward Vancouver, will have a $5 add-on fare. So getting a 2 zone Faresaver booklet of 10 tickets ($28.50) would avoid that. There is no add-on fare from Vancouver back out to the Airport or for tix booklets or monthly passes.

A taxi would take (who knows yet) about 30 minutes to downtown and cost about $30 each way.

There is baggage storage in the airport. yvr.ca/en/…CDS-Ltd-Baggage-Services.aspx

Once you have factored in the time needed to wait at the carousels for your luggage, and to line up to store it, then to be back at the airport in plenty of time to go through security, you can be free to enjoy the rest of the time in Vancouver.

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