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Transportation Options Leaving YVR

The Government of Canada has put in place measures that require mandatory 14-day self-isolation for 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 should wear a non-medical mask or face covering, 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.
  • Public Transit: Canada Line’s YVR Airport station is located above the parkade, across the curb from the Main Terminal. Follow the Ground Transportation signs marked Train to City. 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 remains open.

Looking for the South Terminal shuttle? The South Terminal shuttle service has been temporarily suspended 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.

Parking Update

As part of our consolidation efforts to manage the impacts of COVID-19, we have temporarily closed jetSet YVR Parking and the Value Long Term lot. The Parkade, located just steps away from the terminal, remains fully open.

For customers wishing to park at the Value Long Term lot due to essential travel, space is available in the Parkade honouring the Value Long Term lot rate only when booking online and in advance. Please note that the Parkade has a vehicle height restriction of 6’6”. If you have an oversized vehicle, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance.

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

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