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Getting to UBC
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Vancouver International Airport is located just 16km southeast of UBC, about 25-30 minutes by car or taxi. Travel distance and travel time from the airport to downtown Vancouver is about the same.Taxis
Taxis charge a metered rate based on time and distance travelled. The approximate fare from the airport to downtown Vancouver is $25-$30 (inclusive of all taxes) under normal conditions. The approximate fare from the airport to the UBC campus is about $28-$35. Taxis are readily available outside both the Domestic and International terminals.Shuttle-Bus
A number of local hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport. Please check with the hotel that you are staying with if they operate a a shuttle service.Rental Cars
Car rental facilities are conveniently located just steps from the terminal on the ground floor of the parkade. Companies operating their vehicle pickup and return services directly from these facilities include:
If you are traveling by car, drive westbound along either 4th Avenue, 10th Avenue, 16th Avenue, or 41st Avenue into Southwest Marine Drive (check the UBC Parking web site for information about rates). Please be aware of construction-related detours around the main gate (University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall) and entering the university westbound along 16th Avenue.
By Bus, Skytrain, or Seabus
Translink's free Trip Planning service allows you to plan your trip to UBC from virtually any Lower Mainland location.
Full bus, Skytrain (rapid transit), and Seabus route and schedule information, including bus frequency listings and route maps, are also available on the Translink web site, or call 604.953.3333.
From Vancouver and the Lower Mainland
From Vancouver International Airport
From B.C. Ferries Terminals