Did you just arrive in town and are looking to get central quickly? Then clearly, you need to know the cost of a taxi from Vancouver Airport to the cruise terminal.
Let’s break down the options and prices.
What’s the Cost of a Taxi from Vancouver Airport to the Cruise Terminal?
The 15.3 km trip (9.5 miles) takes around 30 minutes in normal traffic conditions.
Regardless of traffic and waits, the taxi fare from YVR Airport to Vancouver Cruise Terminal is a flat fee system. So thankfully, there should be no surprises.
Being in Zone 9 (Canada Place/Downtown), the cost of the taxi to the cruise port is currently $38.00.
In Vancouver in summer, expect lines of about 20-30 minutes for taxis (our system is in need of an upgrade).
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Vancouver Airport to Cruise Terminal Alternatives
Vancouver Airport Private Transfers
In my post on the best ways to get from Vancouver Airport to the cruise terminal, I’ve given multiple options, and I’m going to suggest two here.
One is to get a private transfer between YVR and the cruise port.
You’ll get your very own driver to meet you in the terminal, take your bags, and chauffeur you into town. What’s more, private transfers are optimal for large groups and guests who want vacation mode to start from the second they land.
Here, you skip the taxi line and get downtown as quickly as possible.
This service starts at just $26.22 per passenger (or $19.50 in USD)
Uber from Vancouver Airport to Cruise Port
Have roaming data, or coming in from Canada? Uber and Lyft both have pickup spots outside the arrivals terminal as well.
Expect to pay between $30.00 (UberX) and $50.00 (UberXL) for these rideshare services.
Vancouver Airport to Downtown Skytrain
Finally, if you’re visiting Vancouver on a budget, know that the Skytrain service leaves the airport every 5-15 minutes. And using this method, you can get downtown in 30 minutes.
Simply head to YVR-Airport Station, right outside the arrivals terminal. There should be signs plastered all over the airport. Then stay aboard until the terminus stop at Waterfront Station.
From there, you can either hail a cab or make the quick three-minute walk to Canada Place.
With that said, this method is strictly for people who are not in a rush. Moreover, you must be comfortable handling bags on Vancouver public transport.
How Much Does it Cost for a Taxi from YVR to Cruise Port?
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