Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in British Columbia is the second busiest in Canada. It's located 15 km (9 miles) from the city on Grant McConachie Way, Richmond.

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Flights

Qantas flights QF75 and QF76 arrive and depart from the International terminal building.

Codeshare flights

Codeshare flights operated by other airlines arrive and depart from the Domestic, USA or International terminal, check with the operating carrier.

Departures

Ticketing

There are no ticketing facilities available. Contact Qantas within North America for assistance.

Check-in

Check-in opens 4 hours prior to departure for Qantas operated services.

For Qantas codeshare flights, check-in with the operating carrier.

Online check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight departure and closes 2 hours before international flight departures.

Arrivals

All customers arriving at Vancouver airport must collect baggage and clear customs and border protection regardless of their final destination.

Baggage

Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall after passort processing.

Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage services are supplied by Swissport Baggage.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.

Transfers

Transfer between terminals

The International terminal and Transborder terminal are located in the same building. A free shuttle bus operates between the main terminal and the South terminal.

From Qantas international arrivals to domestic connections

Collect baggage and proceed to customs for Westjet passengers all destinations. Westjet connection counters available after customs clearance.

For final destination checked baggage travelling on Air Canada, collect baggage and proceed to Air Canada connections direct from the baggage hall.

For any other airline operated connections, collect baggage and proceed through customs and arrivals. Present with next airline at domestic check-in, USA check-in or international check-in. All check-in areas are within a 10 minute walk.

USA arrivals to Qantas International departures with through checked baggage or hand carry only

Follow signs for 'International Connections'.

Present passport and customs declaration to Canada Border Services.

Follow signs for designated boarding gate in the international departure area.

Note: If arrival is before 9 am on the day of travel, customers must follow arrival process to exit the terminal and check in as per local passenger.

Domestic arrivals to Qantas international departures with through checked baggage or hand carry only

Follow signs for International Departures and procedure to International Departures Level 3.

Follow signs to designated boarding gate in international departure area.

Lounges

Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Vancouver Associated Lounge.

Transport

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Lists the transport options for getting to and from Vancouver airport.
Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 20 minute drive from downtown Vancouver.  Visit Vancouver Airport for the latest parking rates.
Taxis The taxi rank is located at the exit of the international arrivals area. The approximate charge to the downtown waterfront area is C$31, visit Vancouver Airport for the latest set zoned taxi fares.
Canada Line rail service The rapid transit rail link leaves from the terminal building and is a 26 minute journey to downtown Vancouver or 18 minutes to Richmond centre. Follow the signs marked Canada Line for the station platform.
Car hire All major car rental agents operate from Vancouver Airport and most operate a few steps from the terminal building. Agencies National/Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Dollar/Thrifty are located on the ground floor of the Parkade. Off site rental car company Enterprise provides a shuttle service from the terminal.
Hotel transport Most airport hotels provide complimentary shuttle service from Vancouver airport. International arriving passengers will need to proceed to the green canopy outside of the arrival area of the international building.

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Important information

Information correct as of August 2017. Times and prices are a guide only.