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Getting from Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal is a major transportation facility in Delta, British Columbia. Ferries departing from Tsawwassen are part of the BC Ferries system and of Highway 17. The terminal primarily serves routes travelling to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, north of Victoria, and the southern Gulf Islands.

So if you are landing at Vancouver International Airport and you heading off to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, you have 3 different airport transfer options; you can either take a taxi or private transfer, a combined train and bus trip or you can take a Tsawwassen ferry shuttle. If you have a ferry to catch, and you are looking for a fast, reliable way to get to Tsawwassen Terminal, then taking a Vancouver taxi or private shuttle is the best option for you. Your next travel option is to take the combined train and bus, which run frequently from the airport and your last option is to take the shared shuttle bus, however, the bus only operates twice a day.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €41 30min 24/7
Train & Bus €10.60 60min 05:55–22:03
Shuttle €41.20 50min 09:40–15:40

How to get from Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal by taxi

Taking a Vancouver airport taxi or private shuttle is definitely the best way to get from YVR to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, as they are available 24/7 and provide door-to-door services in just under 30 minutes. Moreover, if you are travelling with children, luggage or on a tight schedule then taking a cab or private transfer is your best chance to arrive on time.

Taxi fare from Vancouver International Airport to the Ferry terminal

Taxis at Vancouver Airport YVR calculate their prices using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. A 30-minute trip from YVR to the ferry terminal costs around CA$60 (€41); prices do not vary during the day, night and weekend.

Cost

CA$60 (€41)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Vancouver International Airport

Where do I get it from?

The official taxi ranks at Vancouver International Airport are located at the taxi stands on the second level of the Domestic and International Arrivals.

Convenience

Although the most expensive option, taking a Vancouver airport cab to get to your ferry at Tsawwassen Terminal is definitely the best way to travel. As you will be boarding a ferry with a fixed departure time, rather get to the port early and avoid any stress.

Editor’s Note

It is customary to tip your taxi driver in Vancouver; a tip of around 10 to 15% is expected.

Useful Tips

It is important to note that any cab leaving Vancouver International Airport will be subjected to an airport toll fee of CA$3 (€2), payable by the passenger.
All taxis should accept bank card payments, however it is advisable to check with your driver beforehand.
If you wish to travel at a fixed rate fare, with no hidden costs, it is recommended to pre-book a private airport shuttle.

How to get from Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal by train and bus

Taking the combined train and bus route from YVR to Tsawwassen ferry terminal is the cheapest travel option. Although not a direct route, both the train and bus are easily accessible and run frequently, taking 1 hour to reach the port. You will firstly have to catch the Skytrain from Vancouver airport to Bridgeport Station (2 stops). From here you will need to get bus No. 620 at Bay 4. After a 45 minutes bus ride, you will need to alight at the final stop which is located in front of the BC Ferries Departure Terminal in Tsawwassen.

How much is the combined train and bus trip from Vancouver airport to Tsawwassen Terminal?

You can purchase your ticket from Vancouver International Airport straight to the Ferry Terminal from the machines at the Skytrain station. You will need to purchase a 1-Zone trip from YVR to the Tsawwassen ferry, which costs CA$7.75 (€5.30) (CA$2.75 + YVR AddFare of CA$5). When you board the bus, you will just need to show the ticket to your bus driver.

Cost

CA$7.75 (€5.30)

Trip Duration

1 hour

The Skytrain departs from YVR airport station every 6 minutes and the bus no. 620 runs every 1 hour.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Skytrain operates from 05:07 to 00:56 and the bus No. 620 operates from 05:55 to 22:03 daily.

Where do I get it from?

The Skytrain at Vancouver Airport YVR can easily be found when exiting the baggage claim area. You will need to proceed to Level 3. Walk to the Link Building (located between the domestic and international terminals). Look for the signs that say “Canada Line” and proceed up the escalators or elevator to the Skytrain Station.

Convenience

Taking the combined train and bus travel route from Vancouver airport to the ferry terminal is the cheapest option. The connection at Bridgeport Station is easy and both trains and the No. 620 bus service run frequently. However, if you are in a rush to get to your ferry or if you are travelling with heavy luggage and children, this option might not be the most practical for you.

Editor’s Note

Please note that there is no need to purchase a transfer ticket; your Skytrain ticket includes the bus leg to the Ferry terminal. You can purchase your ticket at the Canada Line station platforms (they accept cash and bank cards).

Useful Tips

A reduced fare of CA$2.75 (€1.90) is available for children and senior travellers.
You can take your luggage onto the Skytrain and the bus from the airport to the ferry, however, you will need to keep the aisle clear on the bus for safety purposes.

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How to get from Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal by shuttle

A direct shuttle from Vancouver airport to the ferry terminal exists, the Skylynx, operated by BC Ferries Connector, taking just 50 minutes. Although fast and reliable, the direct shuttle bus service only operates twice a day from Vancouver International Airport.

How much is a shuttle bus ticket on the Skylynx?

A one-way ticket costs CA$30 (€20.60) on the shuttle from Vancouver airport to the Ferry Terminal. You can purchase your ticket on the Skylynx website or directly at the airport.

Cost

CA$30 (€20.60)

Trip Duration

50 Min.

The Skylynx only runs twice daily.

Convenience
Safety
Vlaue for Money

The Skylynx shuttle bus runs at 09:40 and at 15:40 from YVR airport to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the Skylynx shuttle bus stop at Vancouver airport’s International Level 1.

Convenience

Taking the Skylynx shuttle from YVR to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal is a great travel option if your flight and ferry fit into the shuttle schedule. Moreover, the company provides fast, reliable and comfortable vehicles, however, the shuttle only operates twice a day, making this option the least convenient.

Editor’s Note

Please note that there are special student and senior rates for BC Residents when tickets are booked in advance.

Useful Tips

The Skylynx shuttle buses provide on-board charging points, free Wi-Fi, toilets and comfy seats.
It is important to remember the Skylynx shuttle only operates twice a day from Vancouver airport to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Vancouver International Airport from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal?

Vancouver airport is located 30 km away from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. It takes around 30 minutes to reach by car or taxi.

How to get from Vancouver airport to the Ferry Terminal?

There are 3 travel options from YVR airport to the Ferry Terminal; you can either take a cab or private transfer, a combined train and bus trip or you can take a shuttle bus.

How much is a taxi from Vancouver airport to Tsawwassen Terminal?

Vancouver airport cabs calculate their prices using a taximeter when travelling the 30-minute drive to Tsawwassen Terminal; one-way costs around CA$60 (€41), traffic dependent.

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