Vancouver in Canada has colourful downtown neighbourhoods, diverse suburbs and mountainside districts, there’s plenty to explore in the city. For those who love the outdoors, visit the majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons that make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Enjoy world class shopping, gourmet meals, outstanding live entertainment and sporting events. With easy access to Whistler, the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island there are endless year-round activities on offer.View our Vancouver travel guide
Flights from Auckland (AKL) to Vancouver (YVR)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Auckland to Vancouver
When to visit
Warmed by the Pacific Ocean and protected by a range of mountains, Vancouver's weather is mild year-round. From high 20ºC in summer to a mild 0º to 5ºC in winter, the climate is pleasant. Summer is the best time to visit to hike Capilano Canyon, explore BC wine country and walk-through Stanley Park. Winters are wet, but it rarely snows in the city except on the ski hills. Visit Cypress Mountain and Mt Seymour to ski and snowboard.
What is the main airport called?
Vancouver International Airport (YVR).Opens external site in a new window The international airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia. It is located 12 km from Downtown Vancouver. YVR is Canada's second-busiest airport.
Arriving in Vancouver
The helpful staff at Vancouver Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Vancouver from Vancouver International Airport
YVR offers many convenient transportation options to get to the city. The airport is a short ride on public transit to downtown Vancouver and is easily accessible by car, bike and bus. The Canada Line rapid transit train system runs to and from YVR every few minutes. It links the airport to central Richmond and also downtown Vancouver (just 20 minutes away). The Skyline bus runs to Whistler. Taxi stands are on level two of both the Domestic and International Arrivals areas. At the airport, you can also hire luxury sedan and limousine services, rent a car from one of the many car providers or hop on a courtesy hotel shuttle to your accommodation. Ride share options include Lyft, Uber and KABU.
Getting around Vancouver
Getting around Vancouver and surrounding neighbourhoods is easy with a range of transport options. The best ways to get around Vancouver are on foot, by bike and via public transport. Many major attractions are located within walking distance of one another. Public transport options include the Translink system – which includes the SkyTrain, the SeaBus ferry and numerous bus routes. Taxis, ride share and driving are also convenient options. There are many cycling routes and bike lanes, that make it a scenic way to explore the city.
Fly from Auckland
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Auckland, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Auckland Airport (AKL).Opens external site in a new window The airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to. The airport is located near Mangere, 21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Auckland are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.
If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.