Vancouver Airport is Canada’s second busiest airport consisting of three terminals and three runways. It is the largest airport in western Canada, popular with tourists and business travellers. The beautiful Vancouver Island is located near the airport, as is the border with the United States. The city centre is accessible by metro and taxi.
Where is Vancouver Airport situated?
Vancouver Airport is located on Sea Island exactly between Vancouver and Richmond. The airport is situated south of the city of Vancouver and can be reached via the Grant McConachie Way.
How many terminals does Vancouver Airport have?
The airport has three terminals, known as Domestic Terminal, International Terminal and South Terminal / Aérogare Sud. Domestic Terminal and International Terminal are located under one roof and because of that also called Main Terminal. The terminal is divided into three zones, flights to destinations in Canada depart from gates A, B and C, flights to the United States from gates E. All flights to other international destinations leave from gates D. Main Terminal has four floors, namely Level 1 Services plaza, Level 2 Arrivals, Level 3 Departures and Level 4 Train to city. South Terminal (+ seaplane docks) is located south of Main Terminal and used by regional airlines.
The distance from Vancouver Airport to the centre of Vancouver is 14 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Vancouver.
From YVR Airport to Vancouver City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Vancouver Airport by public transport. Visit the Vancouver Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Vancouver Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Vancouver is about CA$ 38.-. Book your taxi at Vancouver Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From YVR Airport to Vancouver City centre by Taxi
At Vancouver Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Hertz, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Avis, Budget and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Vancouver Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Vancouver Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Air Canada
- Air Transat
- United Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Vancouver
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Vancouver Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Self-Guided Tour
Explore one of the most popular tourist attractions in British Columbia at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park with this self-guided tour. Admire the stunning panoramas as you cross thrillings bridges 70m above the rivers, forests, and canyons below.
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