Vancouver International Airport is located 13km (8 miles) south of Vancouver city, in the city of Richmond on Sea Island.
3211 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC V7B 0A4
Dialling code: +1
Telephone: +1-604/207 70 77
Lufthansa at the airport
How to get there
From the city centre, follow Highway 99 southwards, and then head across Arthur Laing Bridge to Sea Island, where the airport is located. From nearby Richmond, cross to Sea Island via Gilbert Road or Bridgeport Road and follow signs to the terminals.
The Canada Line rapid transit rail link (thecanadaline.com) offers frequent services from between the International and Domestic Terminals and central Vancouver).
Buses are available from Bridgeport Station and nearby Marpole to various destinations in Richmond and Vancouver city respectively – these stations can be accessed via the Canada Line.
Long-distance bus services are available to Whistler and Squamish.
Bus schedules are available from Customer Service Counters and Visitor Information Centres in Arrivals as well as on the airport’s website (yvr.ca/en).
Numerous licensed taxi companies operate from outside the Domestic and International Terminals, 24 hours a day. The journey time to central Vancouver is around 30 minutes.
The multistorey Parkade is the closest car park to the Domestic and International Terminals; level P1 is for the pick-up and drop-off of passengers, while levels P2 and P3 are hourly, daily and weekly parking. Hourly or daily parking is also available opposite the South Terminal.
The economy car park, which is next to Parkade, offers cheaper long-term rates. Additional long-term parking is available at a remote car park that is accessed via a shuttle service.
A 24-hour valet parking service operates at the Domestic and International Terminals.