Wondering how to get a from YVR to Horseshoe Bay? Do not worry, there are not a million options, so it is not actually very difficult. After reading this post, you wil have information on all of the options when it comes to getting from Vancouver Airport to Horseshoe Bay. Each type of transport then has further information on how to book or how to travel to YVR to .
YVR To Horseshoe Bay Ferry
Below are the options to get to Horseshoe Bay from Vancouver Airport:
- Public Transport
- Private Transfer
- Rental Car
Frequently Asked Questions about Travel from YVR to Horseshoe Bay
Yes you can pickup an Uber, Lyft or KABU from Vancouver Airport to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. The pickup points are International Arrivals, Level 2, Domestic Arrivals, Level 2 and South Terminal
The Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal in North Vancouver provides service to Nanaimo, Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast.
Well Yes and No. There is a skytrain, Vancouver’s public transit service. It will take you from the airport to downtown Vancouver. You will then need to take a bus the rest of the way.
Vancouver Airport to Horsehoe Bay by Car
Picking up a rental car is one of the popular ways to get to Horseshoe Bay and then Vancouver Island. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore wherever you want without the limits of bus schedules.
I suggest you compare rental cars from here and here. Both offer multiple options and you can compare side by side!
Horseshoe Bay Ferry is one of the ferry options for people who are going to Nanaimo. There is also another terminal, Tsawassen Ferry Terminal, which is typically less busy and is easy to get to from Vancouver Airport. When you are planning your trip to Nanaimo from Vancouver Airport, consider both terminals.
Vancouver Airport to Horseshoe Bay by Bus
You can take public transit from YVR to Horseshoe Bay. It costs $9.00 (a two zone fare plus a YVR premium). Board the Skytrain at YVR Airport Station (Domestic Departures Level 3 – look for the train sign) and ride from YVR to City Center Station in Downtown Vancouver.
Get off the Skytrain at City Center Station. Once outside the Station, you need to find Georgia St W and walk along the north side about 1/2 block east towards Seymour St to the Bus Stop (Stop No.58504). You want to take the #257 Horseshoe Bay Express Bus.
Board #257 Horseshoe Bay Express. These buses run on average every 1/2 hour throughout the day starting at around 7 AM till 8 PM in the evening.
Exit the bus at the Horseshoe Bay Terminal. The bus station at Horseshoe Bay is a very short walk to the BC Ferry Terminal.
It takes between 90 mintues and 2 hours depending on traffic to get from the Vancouver Airport to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal by bus.
Cost of travel from Vancouver Airport to Horseshoe Bay by bus and Skytrain is $9.00 (two-zone fare of $4.00 + YVR AddFare of $5). Just one two-zone ticket is required, which you purchase from a ticket machine at the YVR Airport Station Skytrain platform.
Uber from YVR to Horseshoe Bay
There are three rideshare companies that are authorized to pickup at Vancouver Airport. They are Uber, Lyft and KABU. There is free wifi at the airport to download the apps if you do not already have them on your phone. It is going to be upwards of about $50 to take an Uber or other rideshare vehicle.
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Travel Insurance for Canada
There are a few other things to think about when it comes to international travel. The first thing is travel insurance. Whether it is an emergency room visit for something as simple as strep throat, or an emergency appendix surgery, or an unfortunate moped incident things do go wrong when people travel everyday. Canada is a very expensive country for medical care and a doctors visit in an Emergency Room is over $800 to just see the doctor.
I highly suggest travel insurance and a good policy. I personally never travel without it, and I even checked into my policy about care for my children if I am ever in an accident or hospitalized. There are just too many things to think about.
You can find out more information and buy your travel insurance here.
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!