Airport and Ground

Flights to Vancouver – Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) strives to be a world-class sustainable gateway between Asia and the Americas. It is an award-winning international airport. Find flights.

Traveling downtown to the Vancouver Convention Centre is as easy as taking a taxi, limo or the Canada Line rapid transit system, and takes around 30 minutes. Please note there are no Uber or Lyft services available in Vancouver.

Estimated Drive Times from Airport to Convention Centre

  • Leaving airport at 6am:
    • Friday, estimate 22-25 minutes
    • Saturday, estimate 20-30 minutes
  • Leaving airport at 12pm:
    • Friday, estimate 30-60 minutes
    • Saturday, estimate 28-55 minutes
  • Leaving airport at 6pm:
    • Friday, estimate 30-65 minutes
    • Saturday, estimate 24-55 minutes

By Light Rail “Canada Line”

A light rail option with the Canada Line offers a route from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Waterfront Station near the Conference Centre that costs around CAD 9.20 and takes an estimated 25 minutes. Trans Link offers an online Trip Planner to estimate time and cost of your exact route. The walk from Waterfront Station to the Vancouver Conference Centre takes close to nine minutes.

By Taxi

Taxis are available at the airport. Zone fares apply to taxi trips from Vancouver International Airport terminals. Rates include tax, but do not include tip. Please confirm Zone Fare Rates with your driver prior to departing the airport. Surcharges will be changed for additional stops.

  • Vancouver Convention Center is in Taxi Zone #9 and is prorated at $35.

By Private Car

Sedans and limousines are available through Aerocar. They are the licensed sedan and limo provider of Vancouver International Airport. 24 hour reservations are available.

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Vancouver Tourism offers a variety of information regarding the best ways to arrive in Vancouver. Find more information on train, bus and other transportation schedules on their website.


  • Vancouver's City Skyline
    Vancouver's City Skyline
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Vancouver Convention Centre Exterior
    Vancouver Convention Centre Exterior
  • Vancouver Convention Centre Interior
    Vancouver Convention Centre Interior
  • Vancouver Convention Centre
    Vancouver Convention Centre