Travel Information

Vancouver International Airport

18 major international air carriers serve Vancouver International Airport daily. Direct flights operate more than 1,000 times per week between the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. Situated only 20 minutes from downtown, the award-winning airport welcomes you with a convenient, impressive arrival experience.

See directions to and from the airport and to and from downtown Vancouver.

Flight times to Vancouver from:

Los Angeles
Washington, D.C.
Hong Kong
6 hours
4 hours
4.5 hours
2.5 hours
5.5 hours
9.5 hours
9.5 hours
11.5 hours
8 hours
15 hours
12.5 hours

Airport Improvement Fee (AIF)

Passengers, departing Vancouver International Airport, are required to purchase an Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) ticket. AIF tickets can be purchased from Automatic Ticket Sale Machines or AIF Passenger Booths located throughout the airport terminal. Travelers are charged CDN $5 for travel within British Columbia, CDN $10 for travel to other North American destinations, including Hawaii and Mexico and CDN $15 for travel outside North America.


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