Getting There

Vancouver International Airport is a transport hub for major airlines from across North America, Europe and Asia. It’s a 30 minute taxi or bus ride to downtown Vancouver.

The Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s main station and receives services from across Canada and Vancouver. The mammoth journey cross-country to Toronto will take you three days.

A bus from Seattle across the border will take about four hours. There are also regular buses to destinations within Canada such as Banff, Calgary and Whistler. The bus station is part of the Pacific Central Station (see above).

It takes about three hours to drive between Seattle and Vancouver along the US1-5 and Highway 99. Other options by car include the Trans-Canada Highway from the east and Highway 1 from the north.

Getting Around

Regular shuttle buses run from the airport into town (the Vancouver Airporter). For information on public buses in the city see Translink. The Big Bus tour is a good way to get an overview of the city, from Chinatown to Stanley Park. You can hop-on or off at one of the several stops along the way and a ticket is valid for two days.

Aquabus Ferries and False Creek Ferries run between Downtown Vancouver and Granville Island.