COVID-19 Update

Please come to YVR only if necessary. Learn more about how we are addressing COVID-19.

Alert: Please come to YVR only if necessary. Learn more about how we are addressing COVID-19.
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Transportation Options Leaving YVR

The Government of Canada has put in place measures that require mandatory 14-day self-isolationfor all individuals entering Canada, even if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

IMPORTANT: Passengers displaying symptoms of COVID-19 after arriving in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. Public transportation is defined as a bus, train, taxi, subway or ride-sharing service. If you have symptoms that may be due to COVID-19, you are only allowed to take private transportation (e.g. a personal vehicle) to get to your place of isolation. If you do not have access to private transportation or a place to isolate, you will be directed to a quarantine facility designated by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.

If you’re arriving in Canada and don’t have symptoms, you’re allowed to travel via public transportation to get to your place of isolation but must practice social distancing at all times and make no additional stops along the way. Available options at YVR include:

  • Taxis: Taxis and wheelchair-accessible vehicles are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Area at YVR. Due to decreased availability of taxis across Metro Vancouver, we are experiencing wait times at the airport.
  • Ride App Services: Lyft and Uber are both authorized providers of Ride App services at YVR. Follow the Ride App Services wayfinding signage to one of the pick up areas at International Arrivals, Level 2 or Domestic Arrivals, Level 2. Availability of vehicles at YVR has been consistent and wait times minimal.
  • Canada Line: Canada Line’s YVR Airport station is located between our International and Domestic Terminals. Follow the signs marked Canada Line. The first train leaves at 5:07 a.m. and the last train leaves at 12:56 a.m. For updated schedules and a trip planner, please visit the Canada Line website.
  • Car Rentals: There are a number of car rental companies operating onsite vehicle pickup and return services. Car rental facilities are located on the ground floor of the Parkade.

A reminder that YVR has designated areas for immediate passenger pick-up on the Arrivals level at both the International and Domestic terminals. There is also the complimentary Cell Phone Waiting Area, located on Aviation Avenue. As for parking options, the Parkade and Value Long Term lot remain open.


Looking for the South Terminal shuttle? The South Terminal shuttle service has been temporarily suspended and and connecting passengers will be offered a complimentary taxi voucher to use between YVR’s Domestic/International Terminal and the South Terminal. For more information, please visit here.

We will continue to update this page with up-to-date transportation options for passengers leaving YVR.

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