Getting from YVR – Vancouver International Airport
Proceeding to Your Destination from YVR – Vancouver International Airport
If your destination is downtown Vancouver and/or the Lonsdale Quay Hotel or the Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver, you can take a taxi and it will cost you upwards of $45 CDN plus tip. Taxis are available outside both the domestic and international arrival areas at YVR.
If you have limited luggage (one suitcase with wheels) a quick and less expensive way to travel to downtown Vancouver and/or the Lonsdale Quay Hotel and the Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver, is by taking the rapid transit system: SkyTrain and SeaBus.
Using the Rapid Transit System
In both the domestic and international arrival areas there are signs that direct you to the Canada Line. Cross the road in front of the arrival areas and proceed up two escalators until you arrive at the SkyTrain platform. Ticket machines are situated there. Purchase a two-zone ticket for $8.75. Keep this ticket as it is also valid for use on the SeaBus if you are going to the hotels in North Vancouver.
Once you have boarded the SkyTrain you can relax as you will stay on it until its final destination, the Waterfront. When you disembark at the Waterfront Station, if you are planning to take the SeaBus to North Vancouver, take the exit that has signage that leads to the SeaBus. An escalator leads you to the main area of the terminal. To your left is the entranceway to the SeaBus. Proceed down the ramps to the SeaBus. Your two-zone ticket is still valid for this part of the trip.
When you disembark from the SeaBus proceed to the Lonsdale Quay Market which is to your right. Once in the market proceed to the North-East exit doors, just before them are the doors that lead to the Lonsdale Quay Hotel. If you are staying at the Pinnacle Hotel, exit through the North-East doors of the market, proceed to the street (Carrie Cates Court) and turn right. The Pinnacle Hotel can be seen to your right when you are in front of the Londsale Quay Market. It is a short walking distance away on Lonsdale Avenue.
Return tickets for the SeaBus and Canada Line to YVR can be purchased at the SeaBus terminal at Lonsdale Quay and will only cost $3.75 for the two-zone ticket ($2.50 if after 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday).
Getting Around Using Public Transit
For complete schedule, route information, and trip planning assistance, visit www.translink.ca