From the airport

By Taxi - $28 Zone fare (rate includes tax but not tips/gratuities) from airport to Vancouver Traveller Bed and Breakfast.  From the airport, Vancouver and Richmond are divided into zones.  Vancouver Traveller B&B is located in zone 6 - Central Vancouver.

By Public Transit - In addition to the regular zone fare ($1.75 to $4), all transit users travelling on the Canada Line leaving YVR are subject to a $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare.  AddFare is automatically added when a user purchases a fare card.  The regular fare ranges from $1.75 to $4 pending on date and time of arrival and concession or regular tickets.  Concession (senior and children) travelling during weekends or after 6:30 on weeknights is $1.75.  Adult tickets travelling during weekday before 6:30 are $4. 

- From the airport, take Canada Line to King Edward Street station and catch bus #25 UBC.  Catch bus #25 by going up to the street level and immediately turn right and cross a back alley to a bus stop.  In short, don't cross the major intersection of Cambie and King Edward.

- It's about 10-15 minutes ride from the King Edward street station to Arbutus Street.  Get off at Arbutus and King Edward and walk along Arbutus to W. 21st Avenue.  Then turn left into W. 21st Avenue.  Once again, no need to cross the major intersection of King Edward and Arbutus.

- You will need to buy a Compass card ($6) and we can buy it from you if you don't want it at face value at the end of your trip.  You can get the Compass card at the airport Canada Line station.


By car - please note that the information below is aimed at rush hour (3-6pm) when left turns are restricted at many intersections.  If you are travelling in non-rush, you can freely turn follow your GPS or your map.

the short description - Grant McConachie Way, over Arthur Laine Bridge, exit to Granville Street.  Left on West 41st Avenue.  Right on West Boulevard.  Continue on to Arbutus Street.  Left on W. 21st Avenue.   Vancouver Traveller B&B is on the right in the middle of the block.

the detailed description - take Grant McConachie Way E (the main road to and from the airport).  It'll connect to Arthur Laing Bridge.  Once on the bridge, move to the right lane to take the first exit that goes to Granville Street and City Center.  Granville Street is usually quite busy so be prepared for slow traffic.  The street numbers will drop.  Turn left into W. 41st Avenue.  After a few small streets, and past a MacDonald restaurant, East Boulevard (the road parallel and east of the train tracks) and then turn right into West Boulevard (the road parallel and west of the train tracks).   West Bouldvard continues into Arbutus Street.  The street numbers will go down.  Turn left into W. 21st Avenue.  Vancouver Traveller Bed and Breakfast will be on your right (north side of the street) in the middle of the block.

To Downtown Vancouver from Vancouver Traveller B&B

By foot - numerous options - we'll be happy to give you a few routes.  It takes approximately 45 - 60 minutes of leisure stroll that take you through beautiful neighbourhoods and beaches.

By Public Transit - there are two options to and from downtown Vancouver.  The info is from downtown to B&B.  

Option 1:  Bus #16.  Most of time, bus #16 runs on Granville Street.  In the summer, the buses run on parallel streets to Granville so look for bus #16 Arbutus on Howe Street.   It takes the bus 10-15 minutes to cross downtown and another 10 minutes after it leaves downtown to get to the B&B.    There is a bus stop on W. 21st Avenue.  You'll walk into the street.  We'll be on the north (right) side of the street and in the middle of the block.

Option 2: get on a Canada Line station in downtown and then Bus #25 from King Edward Avenue.  It's a 5-10 minutes skytrain ride pending on where you get on.  When you get to the surface of the King Edward Avenue, don't cross any intersection.  Instead, turn right and walk toward a construction site.  Bus #25 (UBC) will get to Arbutus in slightly less than 10 minutes.  Then you'd be walking along Arbutus Street for two blocks to reach W. 21st Avenue.  Turn left into the street and we'll be on the right (north) side of the street.

If you have data on your phone, you can use the Translink app or another Next Bus app on your phone to find the the next bus schedule to choose between the two options accordingly.  Jenny works in the far side (waterfront) of downtown and it takes her less than half an hour in rush hour door to door.  Option 2 is a little faster and it involves a transfer between the bus and Canada Line whereas Option 1 is just one bus so option 1 is the easiest.   The difference is about 10 minutes between the two options.

By Taxi - it's $10-$20.

By car - Not recommended during weekdays due to traffic and parking.  When the traffic is okay, it takes less than 5 minutes to reach downtown but once there, be prepared for slow traffic and challenging parking issues.  It's usually okay to drive there weekday nights or weekends.