Travel to/from Vancouver is quite straight-forward as YVR is one of the country's major air travel hubs. Canada's major carriers, Air Canada and WestJet provide a range of flight options from all major population centres.
Public Transportation: Average travel time by public transportation from YVR to UBC is approximately 40-50 minutes. The fare is $9.00 from the airport (two zone ticket + AddFare for travel from the airport) and tickets can be purchased at automated ticketing machines at the Canada Line station.
Compass Card: Load. Tap. Ride. Compass is a reloadable fare card that works everywhere on transit in Metro Vancouver. It’s convenient, easy to use, safe and secure. Now you can load fare products onto one card and tap your way across the system.
Single Fares: With a single fare, you can transfer as many times as you need for up to 90 minutes. You can hop on and off for errands and as long as you make your final transfer within 90 minutes, and tap out before the expiry of your in-system time (120 minutes), you won’t need to pay for a second fare.
Canada Line YVR AddFareThe $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare applies to Stored Value trips, or single-use fares and DayPasses purchased at Sea Island stations (YVR-Airport, Sea Island Centre, and Templeton), for eastbound travel beyond Sea Island. READ MORE...Once you have your ticket, take the Canada Line to Broadway Station, exit the station and cross the street to the North side of Broadway and catch the westbound 99 B-line bus.
Taxi Services: Taking a taxi is simple and typically quite uneventful in Vancouver. Taxis can be found just outside the baggage claim in the domestic terminal (signs are posted through the baggage claim area). Taxi drivers are familiar with campus and can take you directly to Gage Towers; the trip should take 15-25 minutes and will typically cost $30-40. Payment can be made either with cash or with any major credit card. Vancouver's fleet of taxis is dominated by hybrid vehicles (mostly Toyota Prius) due to municipal regulations that requires the use of high fuel efficiency vehicles, however, the costs are much higher than public transit so sharing a cab with other conference partiipants isn't a bad idea!
Car Rental: A number of major car rental companies provide services from YVR. Please note that parking on campus (and in the city) is not free, although guests staying at Gage Towers can obtain a preferential parking rate. If you are planning excursions outside of the city while visiting Vancouver, this may be your best option. Again, consider sharing with others as a way of minimizing both costs and impact.