Vancouver Port Transportation
What airport is closest to Vancouver's Canada Place Cruise Terminal?
Vancouver International Airport
(YVR) is located 11 miles (35 minutes) southwest of Canada Place Cruise Terminal
and is serviced by Canada's two major airlines - Air Canada and WestJet, as well as major international airlines including Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Alaska Airlines. Compare Rates on Cheap Flights to Vancouver
YVR offers helpful tips
for arriving and departing cruise passengers. Ground transportation is located outside the International Receptions lobby.
How to Get from Seattle to Vancouver Cruise Port
Getting from Seattle to Vancouver - Driving
Seattle to Vancouver is 142 miles (230 kms) so by car it can take about 2 hours and 40 minutes provided the drive is smooth and there aren't any delays at the border. Renting a car and crossing the border and thereby dropping it off in another country can be a hassle and not all car companies allow for taking a rental from the U.S. to Canada, or vice versa.
offers shuttle service between Seattle and to various points in Vancouver area including Canada Place cruise terminal. Because of the stops the shuttle makes, plan for about a 6 hour commute from SeaTac to Canada Place.
Getting from Seattle to Vancouver - Amtrak
Amtrak offers service between Seattle King Street Station, and Vancouver Pacific Central Station. The trip takes approximately 3.5 hours.
King Street Station in Seattle is closer to downtown and approximately 13 miles from SeaTac, and Pacific Central Station is about 1.5 miles from Canada Place, so you'd need public transportation or taxi in both Seattle and Vancouver.
Car Rentals in Vancouver, BC
Most major car rental kiosks are available at the airport
however it is advised that passengers pre-arrange pickup or drop off at the terminal in advance. The car rental agencies closest to the port are:
- 413 Seymour Street, Vancouver - 450m (0.2 miles) from Canada Place
- 757 Hornby Street, Vancouver - 750m (0.4 miles) from Canada Place
Taxis in Vancouver operate on a Zone Fare system when departing from YVR. To get to the pier at Canada Place, the rate is approximately $36.
- Yellow Cab
- Vancouver Taxi
- Black Top & Checker Cabs
Public Transportation in Vancouver
Canada Place cruise terminal is located beside the Waterfront Station on Vancouver's public transport system Translink
, including the Skytrain, buses, the West Coast commuter train, and the SeaBus, which goes to North Vancouver.
The Skytrain's Canada Line, which connects the airport and downtown Vancouver, where Canada Place is located, takes less than 30 minutes by train and it departs every 4-6 minutes from the airport. It can be a a time and money-saving way to get from your airport hotel to the cruise port.
Click here for Translink's Trip Planner, which will help you get from Point A to Point B.
Vancouver Airport & Cruise Shuttles
- Go Airport Shuttle
- Shuttlefare Vancouver Airport
- Aerocar Service
- flat rate of approx $64 for a private sedan (from YVR to Canada Place)
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