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Vancouver Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map



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
14 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Vancouver Airport by public transport. Visit the Vancouver Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
14 km
30 min
CA$ 38.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Vancouver Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Vancouver Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Vancouver Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Vancouver Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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
  • WestJet
  • United Airlines
  • KLM


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Vancouver Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel, Richmond

Offering on-site dining and an indoor pool, this hotel is located inside of the Vancouver International Airport. Guests can the on-site spa and fitness centre. A cable TV is included in each guest room.


Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport, Richmond

Featuring a free airport shuttle service, this Richmond hotel is located 2 km from Vancouver International Airport. Canada Line Bridgeport Station is 7 minutes' walk away. Free WiFi is provided. A flat-screen cable TV is offered in each guest room.


Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport, Richmond

Offering a free 24/7 airport shuttle, Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport is located in Richmond, just 3 km from Vancouver International Airport. Free WiFi access is available.

Hotels in Vancouver

Looking for the best hotels in Vancouver? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Belmont Vancouver MGallery, Vancouver

Boasting a restaurant, free bikes, bar and free WiFi, Hotel Belmont Vancouver MGallery is situated in Vancouver, 1.3 km from Sunset Beach and 2.1 km from English Bay Beach. This 4-star hotel offers a concierge service and luggage storage space.


The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver

Featuring the on-site Vida Spa, this downtown 5-star Vancouver hotel offers a gourmet restaurant and elegant rooms. The Vancouver Convention Center is a 15-minute walk away.


The Burrard, Vancouver

Featuring an outdoor lounge and on-site coffee shop, this hotel in downtown Vancouver is 3 blocks from the Robson Street shopping area. The hotel offers free WiFi and free Brodie cruiser bike rentals.

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: FlyOver Canada Experience

Experienced advanced technology to showcase awe-inspiring sights. Sit suspended, feet dangling, before a 20m spherical screen as films take you on a journey to unique places all around the world.


Vancouver International Airport (YVR): Premium Lounge Entry

Feel refreshed before your departure or in between flights in the comfort of a Plaza Premium Lounge at YVR Airport. Take a hot shower, use the WiFi, enjoy delicious food and beverages. Choose from several options depending on the time you need to relax.

Tour & transport

Classic Vancouver Panorama Tour by Seaplane

A great introduction to seaplane aviation, this seaplane tour departs from downtown Vancouver’s bustling Coal Harbour and flies a loop over the city and park before landing back in front of the iconic Vancouver Convention Center.


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