Getting to Vancouver
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Vancouver is served by Vancouver International Airport (YVR) which can be reached from all over the world by many airlines. The University of British Columbia is about a 30 minute drive or 1 hour transit ride from the airport. Taxis use a zone fair system and a cab from the airport to UBC will cost around C$35.
Pacific Central Station is the terminus for both VIA Rail (Canadian) and Amtrak (U.S) trains, and is located just east of downtown Vancouver at Main and Terminal streets. UBC is about a 1 hour transit ride from the train station.
Getting to Vancouver by coach bus is somewhat uncertain at the moment due to Greyhound's withdrawal of service in western Canada.
Your favorite maps or maps application should do the trick for driving to and around Vancouver. Just make sure you navigate to Vancouver CANADA. Vancouver has taxi service but does NOT yet have UBER, Lyft or other ride hailing services.
Vancouver is a bike-friendly city and getting to UBC by bike is straightforward. Please see Vancouver's cycling website for maps and other information. Vancouver also has a public bike-share program, Mobi, but it may not be practical for short term visitors to the city. Numerous locations in the city also rent bikes. We'll provide more details here closer to the conference.
Public transportation in metro Vancouver is provided by TransLink. Translink's free Trip Planning service allows you to plan your trip to UBC from virtually any location in the Vancouver region. UBC is well served by Translink buses.