Last Updated: Jul 31, 2009
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|NB: Westcoast Express provides rush hour unidirectional trips only. Intercity train services, served by Amtrak, VIA Rail and Whistler Mountaineer, are infrequent. The Whistler Mountaineer provides luxurious travel experience to Whistler from North Vancouver Station, all other intercity trains leave from Pacific Central Station beside Main St. Science World Station.|
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Vancouver's skytrain forms the backbone of the transit system for the Greater Vancouver region's 2 million people. Buses, B-line buses, the Seabus, and the Westcoast Express are integrated into one system. With the exception of the Westcoast Express, all modes of transit is under one fare system and you do not have to pay twice within a certain period of time counting from the minute you validate your ticket or put money into the money box in buses. With a transfer, you are entitled to travel anywhere in any direction before the time shown. You need to keep your ticket as proof of payment of fare.
Biking is often faster than taking the bus within the city limits of Vancouver; for trips within the Downtown peninsula walking makes much more sense. Night buses provide hourly service along certain "N routes". Call or check on line for more info. Some buses are painted red and blue and some are blue and yellow. They all belong to the same company (Coast Mountain Bus Company).
Airport to City
Regular intercity bus service is available between the airport and Seattle, Victoria and Whistler, among other destinations. There are a number of companies that provide intercity bus services.