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Express buses (B-Lines) have been removed from this map due to low dependability of service schedules and frequency. 

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Mission City Port Haney Maple Meadows Pitt Meadows Port Coquitlam Coquitlam Central Port Moody Vancouver International Airport Renfrew Rupert Gilmore Brentwood Town Centre Holdom Sperling Burnaby Lake Lake City Production Way University Lougheed Town Centre Braid Sapperton King George Surrey Central Gateway Scott Road Columbia New Westminster 22nd St Edmonds Royal Oak Metrotown Patterson Joyce Collingwood 29th Ave Nanaimo Stadium Chinatown Granville Burrard Waterfront Lonsdale Quay VCC-Clark North Vancouver Main St-Science World Broadway/Commercial Vancouver Metro Map

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2007
Special thanks to Michelle Mazzocato

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NB: 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.  Intercity coach service is more dependable than trains.

Vancouver Transit Info with External Links

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The System
Vancouver's skytrain forms the backbone of the transit system for the Greater Vancouver region's 2 million people.  Buses, express 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.

The Skytrain has two lines, the Expo Line and the Millennium Line.  The two lines share the same tracks and platforms along all stations between Waterfront and Columbia Stations.  Watch the electronic sign on the platform to avoid taking the wrong train.  It either says "Expo Line to King George" or Millennium Line to VCC-Clark".  The Millennium Line loops around in the eastern suburbs of Vancouver.  Make sure the route you are planning to take is indeed the shortest route.

Except for the green Airport Bus, all city buses and express buses are run by the Coast Mountain Bus Company under the umbrella of Translink.  Call 604-953-3333 for real time scheduling.  Their phone service is very efficient and helps thousands of tourists and locals to find out when the next bus comes (or if at all), and whether the bus you are waiting is the right one.  B Lines (express buses serving only limited stops) operate in some major corridors.  The service level and dependability of buses are much lower than that of the Skytrain.  Buses are often full during rush hours, and most bus lines only run very infrequent service during night time.  Suburb buses are usually even less frequent.  Biking is often faster within the City of Vancouver than taking the bus.   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.

Westcoast Express
Commuter trains only.  Limited service that travels into Vancouver during morning rush hours and out to Mission City during evening peak hours.  See this page for more information

Vancouver Airport to City
Vancouver Airport is about a 27 min ride from Downtown Vancouver.  Many tourists take a taxi.  Airport buses are available from the international terminal to Downtown.  Regular bus service is available between the airport and Seattle, Victoira and Whistler, among other destinations.