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Late-night transfer from YVR to downtown

Orlando, FL
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Late-night transfer from YVR to downtown

We are flying into YVR on June 28, arriving just after 11:00 pm, and staying at the Sutton Place Hotel for the night before boarding a cruise to Alaska on June 29. We are debating whether to take the skytrain from YVR to the station nearest Sutton Place and walk to the hotel, or take the train to Waterfront and try to get a cab to the hotel (we've heard it's easier to pick up cabs from Waterfront station), or take a cab or car from the airport directly to the hotel. We are wondering about the safety of taking the train and walking downtown late at night. Any advice would be appreciated!

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1. Re: Late-night transfer from YVR to downtown

The train will be safe however at that time of night the trains only run every 20 minutes so if you just miss the train it will be a quite a wait. About a 25 minute ride to City Centre Station and then 5 minute walk to your hotel. Cost of train is $15 for two people vs $30 for a 25 minute taxi ride. You can always ride the train when you go back to the airport.

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2. Re: Late-night transfer from YVR to downtown

Take a cab. Easiest. Plus you're on vacation, arrive late and really just want to get to your hotel and unwind, aren't you?

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3. Re: Late-night transfer from YVR to downtown

Thanks, you've convinced me - we will cab it!

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4. Re: Late-night transfer from YVR to downtown

You're welcome! Enjoy your holiday!

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5. Re: Late-night transfer from YVR to downtown

Solid advice.

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