Getting to Vancouver
If you're arriving by air, you'll most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located just 25 minutes from downtown, YVR is consistently rated one of the best airports in North America.
How long does it take to fly to Vancouver? See our Flight Time Estimates (PDF).
Click here for directions to and from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and downtown Vancouver.
Need to get to the airport?
Once off the plane, be sure to familiarize yourself with Vancouver's TransLink to get around town and to the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Pacific Central Station is the terminus for transcontinental passenger rail and bus service, located at Main and Terminal Streets in downtown Vancouver.
VIA Rail has transcontinental services from Toronto via Jasper arriving at Vancouver's Pacific Central Station three times a week. Contact your travel agent for reservations or call +1-800-561-8630.
If you’re traveling from Oregon or Washington, see the Pacific Northwest up close on Amtrak Cascades. With daily multiple roundtrips from Eugene, OR and Vancouver; you can sit back, relax and watch the scenery roll by - like one postcard after another. Amtrak Cascades (+1-800-872-7245) offers one round-trip per day between Seattle and Vancouver that depart Vancouver each evening.
Greyhound Lines serves Vancouver from numerous cities in the United States and Canada. In Canada call +1-604-482-8747 or +1-800-661-8747; in the United States, call +1-800-231-2222.
Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, accesses Vancouver from points east. If planning a driving tour, allow 12 hours from Calgary and five days from Montreal. Vancouver is only three hours north of Seattle. Take the Interstate 5, which becomes Highway 99 at the United States-Canada border.