YVR–Airport station

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SkyTrain station
YVR-Airport Stn.JPG
Location 3600 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond
Coordinates 49°11′39″N 123°10′42″W / 49.19417°N 123.17833°W / 49.19417; -123.17833Coordinates: 49°11′39″N 123°10′42″W / 49.19417°N 123.17833°W / 49.19417; -123.17833
Owned by TransLink
Vancouver International Airport
Platforms Side platform
Tracks 1
Structure type Elevated
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code AP
Fare zone Zone 2, with airport surcharge
Opened August 17, 2009
Passengers (2017[1]) 7,500
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
toward Waterfront
Canada Line

YVR–Airport is an elevated station on the Canada Line of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. The station is located at Vancouver International Airport's main terminal in Richmond, British Columbia, and is one of the southern terminuses of the Canada Line, the other being Richmond–Brighouse.

The Vancouver International Airport Authority contributed up to $300 million toward the airport branch of the Canada Line, which includes YVR–Airport.[2] Like Richmond–Brighouse station, YVR–Airport only has a single track. However, this is sufficient for a terminus station with YVR–Airport's frequency of service.


YVR–Airport station serves both the domestic and international terminals of Vancouver International Airport (YVR), located on Sea Island, it provides the only direct, transfer-free public transit connection between Downtown Vancouver and the airport. During off hours, the station is served by the N10 bus route, which provides service to Downtown Vancouver and Richmond–Brighouse station.

Station information[edit]

Station layout[edit]

T Platform 1
 Canada Line towards Waterfront (Sea Island Centre)
Side platform; doors will open on the left
C Concourse Connection to the Domestic Terminal,
Fare gates, Compass ticketing machines
P Parkade Level Connection to street level and the International Terminal


Ticket concourse

YVR–Airport is served by two entrances. The Domestic Terminal entrance is accessible by an overhead walkway on the concourse level. The International Terminal entrance is accessible by a walkway on the parkade level. This entrance also provides street level access to Grant McConachie Way.[3]

Airport surcharge[edit]

As with all stations on Sea Island—YVR–Airport, Sea Island Centre, and Templeton—a $5.00 surcharge, the "YVR AddFare", applies to fares paid with cash, with Compass Card stored value, or with DayPasses purchased at the station for eastbound trips originating from this station to Bridgeport station or beyond. Trips using a monthly pass are exempt, as are trips using DayPasses purchased and activated off Sea Island. Trips to YVR–Airport are not subject to the surcharge. Travel between YVR–Airport, Sea Island Centre, and Templeton stations is free.[4]


  1. ^ "2017 Transit Service Performance Review" (PDF). translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved June 28, 2018. 
  2. ^ Parry, Jacob (January 28, 2015). "Airports are stressful, so why do B.C.ers love YVR?". BCBusiness. Retrieved April 3, 2018. 
  3. ^ TransLink. YVR–Airport Entrance Locations (PDF) (Map). Retrieved April 3, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Canada Line YVR AddFare". TransLink. Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2018. 

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