How to Reach Vancouver - The Easiest Way to Reach Vancouver

How to get in and get around Vancouver

Getting to Vancouver can be typically done by multiple options.

  • Ny Air:  The main airport is Vancouver International Airport and is well connected to the airports of major cities across the globe.
  • By Road: Many people in Seattle opt to take the three hour drive north to see the city. Also you can travel all your way to Vancouver from Toronto by road.
  • By Ferries, Cruise: Another alternative option to reach Vancouver is through the waterways. BC Ferries and Cruise ships make port here year round.
  • By Public Transport: Once in Vancouver, travel around the city is simple with the transportation system of buses, trains, and ferries. Convenient and easy to use, Public transport is the best way to travel around the city. The extensive metro, bus and train network just makes it a lot more convinient for you.
  • By Hired Car: You can also hire a car but it will be expensive and you will need an international permit.

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Modes of Transportation in Vancouver

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Vancouver. The most preferred mode of transport in Vancouver is Car.

Average distance: 16.96 km Average time: 40.17 min

  • Car 47.73%
    Driving 39.81 min Walking 1.36 min Waiting 0.02 min Overall average time for 23.28 kms 41.19 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 14.77%
    Bus 28 min Walking 5.62 min Waiting 4.23 min Train 3.15 min Driving 1.15 min Overall average time for 13.12 kms 42.15 min
  • Train/Metro 2.27%
    Train 30 min Walking 7.5 min Bus 2.5 min Waiting 1 min Overall average time for 11 kms 41 min
  • Walking 18.18%
    Walking 32.19 min Driving 5.75 min Bus 1.56 min Other 1.25 min Waiting 1.06 min Bike 0.94 min Train 0.75 min Overall average time for 6.89 kms 43.5 min
  • Bike 9.09%
    Bike 26.38 min Walking 0.25 min Overall average time for 10.63 kms 26.63 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 1.14%
    Tram 25 min Walking 20 min Bus 15 min Waiting 5 min Overall average time for 40 kms 65 min

How to Reach Vancouver from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Burnaby to Vancouver 12.53 km 22 mins
Richmond to Vancouver 13.83 km 24 mins
New Westminster to Vancouver 19.95 km 28 mins
Delta to Vancouver 25.54 km 39 mins
Surrey to Vancouver 26.62 km 37 mins
Port Moody to Vancouver 32.12 km 32 mins
Langley to Vancouver 52.71 km 1 hour 45 mins
Nanaimo to Vancouver 60.82 km 20 mins
Bellingham to Vancouver 78.3 km 1 hour 18 mins
Abbotsford to Vancouver 89.15 km 1 hour 29 mins
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