Cheap Flights from Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is one of the busiest airports in the Pacific Northwest and a hub for three Canadian air carriers, Air Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines and WestJet. It also offers an unforgettable view of the Vancouver city skyline, the perpetually snow capped mountains and the blue of the Pacific as you take off or land. No matter your destination, Skyscanner can help find you the best, and cheapest, airfare options out of Vancouver International.

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Popular Places to Visit from Vancouver International Airport

Do you want to spend some time at that other famous "City by the Bay?" Perhaps you want to head a little further south to bask on a sun-washed California beach, or go even farther afield. Visit the European continent and snap a selfie with Big Ben or enjoy the Parisian nightlife. The possibilities are almost endless.

  • San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego are just a few of the California cities that have non-stop flights from Vancouver International. San Francisco is known for its famed Golden Gate Bridge. Take a walk across the span for a bird's eye view of San Francisco Bay and beyond. Ride a cable car, enjoy a meal in Chinatown and spend the day at Pier 39, where you'll find the Aquarium of the Bay and its underwater viewing tunnel. Catch a ferry over to Alcatraz for a tour of this once notorious prison. Rumour has it that the place is haunted.
  • Los Angeles and San Diego both offer beaches to explore and world famous attractions. In Los Angeles, visit Sunset Blvd and stretch your legs along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or head to the original Universal Studios for a movie tour. Beach lovers, check out Santa Monica Pier and catch a ride on the Ferris wheel or enjoy some shrimp at Bubba Gumps. In San Diego, visit Sea World and the sands of Mission Bay, a family-friendly locale.
  • Head to London on a direct flight and find the mummies at the British Museum, or watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Visit the Tower of London, once a notorious prison that now guards the Crown Jewels. Catch a direct flight to Paris and take the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower and get a 360-degree view of this romantic locale. Stroll down the Champs-Elysees and watch budding artists at work. Enjoy a coffee and croissant at a sidewalk café and do some serious people-watching.

About the Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International has three Terminals. The Main Terminal has two sections, one for domestic flights, the other for international flights. Most air traffic goes through the Main Terminal. A separate Domestic Terminal was added, which has three concourses. It's where you'll find some flights for carriers such as WestJet, Air North, Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Sunwing Airlines. A separate International Terminal welcomes flights from around the world but its E Concourse is specifically designed for U.S. departures and arrivals. In addition to Customs and Immigration, E Concourse has a U.S. border pre-clearance desk. Once in the United States you won't have to be re-screened.

Vancouver International is only 12 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. Driving is pretty straightforward, unless it's during the morning or afternoon commute. Parking is also on the expensive side, running from $22.00 CAD to $31.00 CAD daily. The latter is for the Premium Lot. A taxi ride can cost up to $45.00 CAD, depending on your point of origin. One of the best ways to get to the airport is by the Canada Line, part of the Trans Link Transit System. It's only $7.50 CAD for the metro train ride.

Things to Do at the Vancouver International Airport

Looking for something to do while you wait for your flight? Check out the many art exhibits. At the International Terminal you'll find two Musqueam Welcome Figures, a Coast Salish art form, near the escalators on the bottom floor. Other First Nations art pieces include the Story of Fog Woman and Raven on Level 3 of the International Terminal, the colourful Transformation Mask in the US Terminal, Level 3, and Hugging the World in the Domestic Terminal, Level 2. Consider a massage or beauty treatment at one of the Absolute Spa locations, found in the Domestic and U.S. Terminals, both before and after security.

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