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Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

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Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

Hi...

Arriving at VCR Airport at 10 a.m. on a weekday and hoping to catch a ferry from Tsawwassen to Duke Point at 12:45.

Does that give us enough time to get to Tsawwassen via public transit or should we take a cab?

What are the public transit options?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

I'd check with Pacific Coast Bus Lines. They have pcikups at YVR that go to Tswassen. If by "public transit" you mean local bus you would be cutting it close. it depends on how long it takes to deplane and get luggage. The trip by transit is approx 1.5 hours. PCL is equipped to handle luggage with underneath storage. Cab should take about 20 minutes to 1/2 hr depending on traffic.. cost probably about 35-40$

http://www.pacificcoach.com/

http://tripplanning.translink.bc.ca/hiwire

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2. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

thanks for the tip, traveller47.

Did a bit more investigation and you're right, we may be cutting it close by taking the bus. Seems a bit odd that the difference in time between the bus and cab option is so great.

Taking into consideration any delays getting our luggage, a cab appears to be the safest bet.

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3. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

You have to take Canada Line ( rapid transit) to a transfer station., then get the bus.. and as it's a bus it stops at many places along the way! No express bus from airport to Tswassen. I'd just stick with a cab. Lots of them at teh airport. Also at Tswassen there's a nice new indoor shopping , eating area so if you're early you can always kill time there.

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4. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

Thanks again.

The indooe shopping and eating areas will come in handy, especially after our flight from Ontario.

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5. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

Does the Islandlink Bus work for you at all?

http://www.islandlinkbus.com/

Also note-the tourist tat shopping/fast food concourse @ the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal can be covered thoroughly in about 10 minutes.

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6. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

If you get on the Canada Line and get off at Riverrock Casino station of which the name has slipped at the moment, you can catch a bus there to the ferry. I am not familiar with the bus schedule, but there is suppose to be frequent connections. If you are really tight for time, then the only reliable alternative is to take a taxi. Fairly expensive though.

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7. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

River Rock is at Bridgeport Station, 2 stations from YVR and 3 min down the line. Here's the link. What a great service! in both directions.

vancouver-travel-tips.com/vancouver-airport-…

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8. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

Great link I find it intersting that they say allow 90 minutes for public transit from airport to Tswassen and then say the bus is about 45 minutes from Bridgeport. When I used trip planner it definitely said 1 hour+37 minutes from airport to ferry!!! which is 90 minutes. Surely it doesn't take 45 minutes to get from airport to Bridgeport stop???

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9. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

T47 - good point about the 90 minutes. A closer reading seems to point out from actually arriving at YVR to actually boarding the ferry. Makes sense if you include picking up luggage, walking over to the platform (train/bus) then waiting a bit for the ferry to depart.

<<Please give yourself at least 90 minutes from the time you arrive at Vancouver Airport until the time you board the ferry to Victoria.>>

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10. Re: Vancouver Airport to Tsawwassen

Yes public transit from YVR to Tsawwassen is cutting it close. Vancouver's public transit is not the best. Generally speaking the time to travel by car (be it your own vehicle or taxi) to any given destination is roughly 1/4 to 1/3 the time that it would take on transit - and people wonder why Vancouverites don't get out of their cars more!