Consistently ranked as one of the best travel destinations, Vancouver offers every aspect of adventure for travellers. However, with so much to do comes a pretty high price-tag. Avoid the unnecessary travel costs with our Hacks & Tips for Vancity.
Cheapest time to go: Late May
Most Expensive: January and February
When to fly: Fly out on a Sunday, return on a Thursday.
Best time to buy: On a Sunday 4-6 weeks in advance.
Cheapest Airfare always found using: Skyscanner
Best Airlines: WestJet and Air Canada have the lowest fares.
Am I getting a good deal? Good deals for this route are priced below $500.
Hostel Prices: Dorm for $30-50 USD/person on Hostel World (no booking fees!)
2-3 star hotel prices: $80-150 USD/night using Hotels.com
4-5 star hotel prices: $150 + USD/night using Hotels.com
Skytrain: The Canada Line provides the only direct rapid transit public service downtown, in 25 minutes. The fare from YVR to Vancouver is currently $9.00, which includes the two-zone base fare of $4.00 plus a $5 surcharge.
Taxi: A taxi ride into town will cost about $25-30 and should take under half an hour. All taxis that serve the airport are required to accept credit cards.
Limos: Limojet Gold offers comfortable sedan and limousine options for getting into town. Rides into the city centre cost $40-55 depending on where you are going and whether you are in a sedan or limo.
Car Rental: Average prices are $200/ week (taxes included).
Cheapest Car Rental Rates found using: Expedia
Monorail: The Monorail is $12 USD for a one day pass but there are also a few free routes depending on your destinations.
Taxis: Taxis are your best option and will cost around $15 USD per trip.
Food & Drinks:
Fast Food Meal: $5-10USD/person
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant: $15 USD/person
Mid-range 2 course meal: $30 USD/ person
Beer: $7.00 USD each
Cocktail: $12 each
Groceries for the week: $50-75 USD per week