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“Best way to get from the airport to downtown”
Review of SkyTrain

SkyTrain
Ranked #1 of 35 Transportation in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Toronto
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3 reviews
“Best way to get from the airport to downtown”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

When I landed at the airport (YVR) I'd take an elevator up to the top floor and walk a bridge to the SkyTrain. There was only one train. So no chance of getting on the wrong train.

You buy a one way ticket from the machines on the left. I believe it was $7.50 to get downtown. Hotel was on Howe St. so I got off at Vancouver City Centre. Roundhouse/Yaletown to Howe St. is all uphill. After a long flight I found it easier to walk the level ground from Vancouver City Centre. Most the hotels are easier to walk to from Vancouver City Centre.

When you go back to the airport it is only something like $3 because there is no airport fee. At first I thought I bought the wrong ticket but going back to the airport is definitely cheaper.

The train is always full of travellers going to or coming from the airport. So I always felt safe, even though the train has no driver (it is completely automated).

Visited December 2012
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“Zoom, zoom, zoom......”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Used this service between Vancouver Airport and Bridgeport, where we caught the 620 bus to the ferry terminal. Fantastic service which I hope in years to come, will extend to the ferry terminal.

Visited February 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
“excellent and systematic”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Not very crowded. everything set to the requirements of the passengers. abut elevators at some stations is a big mess.

Visited February 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“So easy and handy”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We never bring our car to Vancouver... just try to take this everywhere. It still is working on getting links to all the different areas of town, but it is great for getting around downtown proper.

Visited March 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“One of the best transit systems on the continent”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I love the trains in Vancouver. A little under $10 gets you an all-day pass that lets you trains, the sky train and the Canada Line, PLUS the ferry to North Van. Fast, efficient and clean.

Visited January 2013
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