Vancouver Airport Informational Guide to Vancouver Airport (YVR) - NON OFFICIAL

Vancouver Airport Taxi

Get within 20 minutes to Vancouver downtown from the airport, since it is located about 12 km (7.5 miles) from the city centre.

Taxis at Vancouver airport are easily recognized because they are yellow.

Only licensed taxi cabs are allowed to operate in Vancouver Airport.



The cabs and the wheelchair-accessible vehicles are located at the taxi stands on the second level of the Domestic and International Arrivals.  



There are different taxi companies that provide service to and from Vancouver Airport.

These are the following ones:

  • Yellow Cab: +1 604-681-1111
  • Vancouver Taxi: +1 604-871-1111
  • Mac Clure’s Cabs: +1 604-675-9751

Service hours 24/7.



See below the established taxi fares at Vancouver Airport according to zones fares:

  • Downtown Vancouver: $28.00
  • Vancouver Airport: $20.00
  • Richmond: $20.00
  • University of British Columbia: $35.00

All taxis are metered.

If two or more passengers are going to different places in a zone, the zone rate applies until the first passenger(s) disembark.

The meter may only be engaged when the taxi starts moving towards the second destination. Rates do not include gratuities.


Shared Rides

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Apps such Uber or Lyft may be useful to book a taxi.



If you wish to transfer from and to Vancouver Airport on your own, there are several transfer companies available within the airport premises.

Book your transfer through our site, it is easy and fast to use!