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2023 YVR Taxi Fare Zone Map

Rules and Regulations Regarding Fares

YVR works closely with nearly 20 taxi operators to provide safe, dependable, and seamless transportation options for travelers to and from the airport.

Travelling from YVR

  • Taxi Zone Fares will apply for trips departing from YVR to specific zones as indicated above.
  • Zone fares are divided by Zone Boundaries. For destinations that are directly on a Zone Boundary, the lowest zone fare applies on both sides of the street.
  • No additional surcharges will apply except for toll fees or clean-up fee for soiling vehicle.
  • If two or more passengers are going to different addresses in a zone, the zone fares will only apply to the first destination.
    • The meter rate will apply for the transport of the other passenger(s).
    • The meter may only be engaged when the taxi starts moving towards the second destination.
  • Meter rates will apply for trips outside of the zone map.
  • Rates do not include gratuities.

Travelling to YVR

  • Metered rates will apply on trips to YVR.
  • Flat fare applies for trips from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal to YVR.


YVR is proud to provide an accessible airport for everyone. This includes ensuring travel to and from YVR with our taxi operators is also accessible.

Under the BC Human Rights Code, service animals are welcomed onboard – for more information, please visit The Rights of Certified Dog and Handler Teams - Province of British Columbia ( Taxi operators can also accommodate wheelchairs and mobility aids.

Please connect with a member of our Ground Transportation team for assistance with hiring a taxi that will best accommodate your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I hire a taxi at YVR?

All taxis are first come first serve basis from one of our two taxi stands at YVR. Taxi stands are located on International Arrivals Level 2 and Domestic Arrivals Level 2 and are served by licensed taxi operators. For South Terminal passengers, the taxi stand is located right outside the terminal – only Richmond Taxi, Garden City Cabs, and Kimber Cabs operate there.

2. On my trip to the airport, where will I be dropped off?

Drop-off at YVR’s main terminal is available anywhere along the curb on Departures Level 3. Please let your driver know your airline/destination so they can drop you off at the appropriate spot.

3. What payment methods do taxis accept?

Cash, Credit Card, and/or Debit Card.

4. Can I be charged for luggage?

No freight or baggage charges for luggage are permitted. 

5. I think I was overcharged – what should I do?

If you believe you were charged incorrectly, there are three ways you can follow-up:

6. I lost something during my taxi ride, who should I contact?

Please contact the taxi company in which you rode with.

7. I was declined a ride as I was travelling with an animal.

The transport of non-service animals are at the discretion of the driver – please check before boarding.

Fully Licensed and Trained Drivers

  • Taxi drivers are required to complete a course in safe driving, customer service, and special needs assistance.
  • Taxi drivers who pick up passengers are fully licensed.
    • To ensure your safety and security, please attend to one of our two taxi stands (International and Domestic Arrivals Level 2) to hire your ride.
    • Drivers are not permitted to pick up outside of the taxi stands.
  • Below is a list of taxi operators who are licensed to pick up passengers from YVR:

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