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Public Transportation

The Canada Line is Vancouver’s rapid transit rail connecting YVR to downtown Vancouver in under 30 minutes and to downtown Richmond in 18 minutes. You can access trains from both the International and Domestic Terminals.

Canada Line

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 US and international flights.

Check the Canada Line website for the latest schedules, news and events.

Canada Line Accessibility

The Canada Line is accessible by elevator from arrivals and departures levels. If you require assistance to the Canada Line, our dedicated Guest Experience staff and Green Coat volunteers are here to help. You can find representatives, wearing distinctive blue or green jackets, at our Information counters.

Getting to the Canada Line from YVR

Arriving from within Canada?

  • Your checked bags are at Arrivals on Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal
  • On Level 3, walk toward the Link Building (located between the International and Domestic Terminal)
  • Follow the signs marked Canada Line or ask any of our Guest Experience staff in blue or green vests for assistance 

All transit users travelling on the Canada Line leaving YVR are subject to a $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare, in addition to the regular zone fare. AddFare is automatically added when a user purchases a fare ticket.

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

If you are buying a single adult ticket you don’t need to go to a ticket machine. Save time and go paper-free: you can tap to pay with your contactless debit or credit card right at the fare gate. Interac® Debit, American Express®, Mastercard®, Visa® accepted. Learn more.

If you are travelling on Sea Island only, tap and ride for free. Use your mobile phone, debit or credit card, or Compass card to ride for free through all Sea Island stations. Tap directly at the gates – with no charge!

For information about fares, click here.


Public transit provides services to YVR can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility aids, including non-folding or non-collapsible mobility aids. 

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