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Public Transportation

Canada Line

The Canada Line is Vancouver’s new rapid transit rail link connecting YVR to downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes and to downtown Richmond in 18 minutes. It’s a fast and easy way to get to the city centres. You can conveniently access trains from both the International and Domestic Terminals.

Canada Line’s YVR-Airport station is centrally located between our International and Domestic Terminals. As you exit the train, turn left for domestic flights or right for U.S. and international flights.

Need more information? Visit Canada Line's website the latest schedules, news and events along the Canada Line. For information about fares, visit www.translink.bc.ca.

Canada Line Accessibility

The Canada Line is accessible by elevator from both the arrivals and departures level. For assistance in locating the Canada Line, please ask one of our friendly Green Coat Volunteers located throughout the terminals.

 

Directions to Canada Line for passengers flying in to YVR

 

Arriving from within Canada?

If you’re picking up checked bags, you are at Arrivals, level 2 of the Domestic Terminal. Go to Level 3, and walk toward the Link Building (located in between the International and Domestic Terminal). Follow the signs marked Canada Line or ask any of our Customer Care staff in red or green vests for assistance. 

Arriving from the U.S.A or an international destination?

Once through the customs and immigration arrivals process, walk toward the exit to our International Arrivals Greeting Area. Exit the building following signs marked Canada Line. Before the parkade entrance, an escalator and elevator will take you up to the Canada Line platform. 

As of January 18, 2010 all transit users travelling on the Canada Line leaving Vancouver International Airport will be subject to a $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare in addition to the regular zone fare.  Anyone using prepaid fares, such as DayPasses, FareCards, FaresSaver Tickets, U-Passes, Employer Passes and the BC Government Bus Pass Program will be exempt from the Canada Line YVR AddFare.

DayPasses, Monthly FareCards and FareSaver Tickets are available for purchase at the airport 7 Eleven and Pharmasave in the Domestic Terminal, Arrivals level, 1 or any FareSaver dealer in Metro Vancouver.

FareCards and FareSaver Tickets are not only exempt from the Canada Line YVR AddFare but offer significant discounts over regular, single fare tickets.  For example a 2-zone ticket with the Canada Line YVR AddFare will be $8.75, but a book of 10 (2 zone) Fare Saver tickets is only $31.50 with no additional Canada Line YVR AddFare required, for a per-trip cost of only $3.15.

The Canada Line YVR AddFare is being levied and collected by Translink.  The Airport Authority receives no portion of the money collected from the Canada Line YVR AddFare. 

Canada Line runs every seven minutes from YVR-Airport station during peak hours and every 15 minutes during off-peak hours.

For current fares/ schedules and transit planning please visit: Translink.bc.ca

View more information about the Canada Line YVR AddFare

View locations where you can purchase prepaid fares

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