Arriving in Vancouver
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Before you arrive, check out the Vancouver International Airport website to get a detailed view of the airport arrival process from the airplane to the arrivals area and ground transportation.
The British Columbia Visitor Centre is located inside International Arrivals and is open 24 hours a day. This centre can give you information on:
- Transportation options to Vancouver and SFU
- Accommodation in the area
- Purchasing long-distance phone cards
- Tourism information for Metro Vancouver
Getting to SFU - Translink
BC TransLink - Skytrain/Rapid Transit Train, Bus and Seabus
Use TransLink's online Tripplanner to find the fastest and easiest transit route to your destination. The Tripplanner will also let you know the fare you will need to pay and the approximate travel time.
YVR Airport to Downtown Vancouver/SFU's Vancouver campus: Take Canada Line train from Airport station to Waterfront station downtown.
YVR Airport to SFU's Burnaby campus: Take Canada Line train from Airport station to Waterfront station; take 135 SFU bus from Hastings St/Granville St stop to the Burnaby campus.
YVR Airport to SFU's Surrey campus: Take Canada Line train from Airport station to Waterfront station; take Expo Line to Surrey Central Station (Surrey).
Note: You might want to consider alternative transportation options if you have a lot of luggage.
Getting to SFU - taxi/limousine
For more information on these services, follow the link.
Taxis run on a meter, so prices will vary depending on trip length/traffic volume. A 15% gratuity/tip is typically expected in addition to the charge on the meter. A taxi to SFU's Burnaby campus will start at approximately $65 with no traffic. For more information...
Getting to SFU - airport pickup services
Beaton's Meet & Greet
While we do not recommend any particular company, one company that people travelling to SFU campuses have used in the past is Beaton's Meet & Greet.
This company is not endorsed by/affiliated with Simon Fraser University. The information is listed as a resource for people wishing to use airport pickup services. SFU assumes no liability for any disputes arising from services advertised here.