Airports in Metro Vancouver
How to get in touch with Vancouver International Airport. With up-to-the minute flight information links to bus, taxi, lost property and airport information...
There are two international airports in the Metro Vancouver region. Vancouver International Airport - YVR (governed by the Vancouver Airport Authority) is the main one, located south of Vancouver in Richmond. It is Canada's second busiest airport.
A smaller, secondary airport, handling international charters and local flights, is located east of Vancouver in Abbotsford.
There are also three regional airports located in Chilliwack, Delta (Boundary Bay) and Langley.
YVR-Vancouver International Airport (Richmond)
|Airport information 24/7||Tel: 604 207 7077
|Up to the minute flight information||Information|
|Access: Located 12 Km from downtown Vancouver, YVR has three main terminals: Domestic Terminal, International Terminal and South Terminal, for regional flights, including seaplanes, small aircraft, float planes, helicopters, corporate and sport fishing charters and aerospace facilities||
|Detailed maps of terminals and services are available on the website||Information|
|Shuttle Service: A free shuttle from the South Terminal is available for passengers connecting to flights from the domestic or international terminal||Information|
|Services: Currency exchange and bank, book, gift, souvenir, and duty-free shops, post office, pharmacy, chapel, dental clinic, medical clinic, cafés, coffee shops, and restaurants, free WiFi throughout the airport, tourist information and visitor centre for help in making reservations for hotels or arranging transportation||Information|
|Passenger Assistance: YVR's Green Coat Volunteer Program trains members of the community who welcome visitors in many languages, helping them to locate flight information or offering directions. They will also point out the YVR customer care counters which have telephone "language lines" to provide additional assistance in a variety of languages|
|Lost and Found: Online inquiry for both lost and found items. Customer Service Counter at Departures Level 3 of the International Terminal. Open daily from 09:30-17:30||Tel: 604 276 6104 /
1 866 817 5243 (toll-free)
|Disability access: YVR has a number of features to make their facilities more accessible to customers with disabilities. It includes ramps; relief stations for guide and service dogs; wheelchair accessible washrooms, check-in and telephones; and TTY phones.||Information|
|Parking: YVR offers a range of parking options, from hourly parking to Economy and Long-Term parking facilities, all of which include designated disabled parking stalls. Tickets are issued by machine upon entering the lot, and machines are located at the exit, as well as throughout the lots. Payment can be made at cashier desks, at payment machines or at the exit gates. A shuttle runs from the long term parking lot to the terminals||Information|
|Shuttle bus: A shuttle bus service operates from the airport to downtown hotels||Information|
|Taxi: A taxi stand is located at Level 2, just outside the domestic arrival terminal. A second taxi stand is outside the International Arrivals Greeting Area in the International Terminal||Information|
|Sedans and limousines: Set rates in black town car limousines and stretch SUVs. Areas served include Richmond, Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Whistler, New Westminster, Ladner, Aldergrove and Langley||Information|
|Car rental: There are five car rental companies at YVR Airport||Information|
|Public transport: The Translink website has schedules and maps for connections to Metro Vancouver||Website|
|Canada Line: Rail service, connecting YVR with downtown Vancouver and downtown Richmond, with numerous stops along the way. Entrances are at both the International and Domestic Terminals. From the Domestic Terminal, go to Level 3, and walk toward the Link Building (located in between the International and Domestic Terminal) and look for signs for Canada Line. From the International Terminal, leave International Arrivals Greeting Area and follow the signs for the Canada Line. There is an escalator and elevator to the Canada Line platform.||Information|
|SkyTrain: This is the main route to and from the YVR airport. The times of the last departure varies, but is usually around 01:00. After the SkyTrain service has ended, there is limited bus service on the Night bus service to and from YVR. This stop is located just outside Level 1 at the airport||Information|
|Airport SkyTrain Addfare: There us an additional charge on the regular fare, "Addfare," for those taking SkyTrain to or from the airport. This is purchased at the automatic ticket machine at the station. Passengers using a pre-paid ticket such as a day pass, monthly transit pass, West Coast Express weekly or 28-day pass, university student, employer or government pass, do not need to pay an addfare. In the airport, daypasses and books of faresaver tickets (no expiry date, validated as they are needed) are sold at 7-11 and Pharmasave, in the Domestic Terminal||Information|
|Long distance bus: Busses are available to Whistler and Squamish||Information|
|Vancouver Island: Pacific Coach operates a service to Vancouver Island (via BC Ferries)||Website|
Abbotsford International - YXX
Provides flights within British Columbia and to Vancouver Island, as well as charter flights to Mexico. Facilities include a snack bar and café, car rental, gift shops, and duty-free shops.
- Abbotsford Airport
At: 30440 Liberator Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
Tel: 604 855 1135
Fax: 604 855 1066
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Seaplanes fly out of downtown Vancouver harbour, Richmond YVR South Terminal, and Langley, to Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands on scheduled routes. There are also private charters and sightseeing tours.
- Harbour Air
At: Vancouver Harbour, 1075 West Waterfront Road, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604 274 1277
Fax: 604 274 1200
Boundary Bay Airport - CZBB
Services include parking, car rental, lost and found, flight training, public bus service, aircraft maintenance (including helicopters), restaurant.
- Boundary Bay Airport
At: 7800 Alpha Way, Delta, BC V4K 0A7
Tel: 604 946 5361, from outside BC 1 (866) 946 2922
Fax: 604 946 2131, from outside BC 1 (866) 946 2131
Chilliwack Municipal Airport - CYCW
CYCW offers maintenance and repair services, flight training, and storage facilities
- Chilliwack Municipal Airport
At: 46244 Airport Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A7
Tel: 604 795 4424
Langley Regional Airport - CYNJ
The facility is a general aviation airport used for aviation industry businesses and by private aircraft for recreational flying, as well as fixed wing and helicopter flying training and charter flights. It also offers flight training, maintenance, and aircraft storage.
- CYNJ Airport Management
At: 5385-216th St., Langley, BC V2Y 2N3
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