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How to get to and from hundreds of the world's airports by car, bus, train and other forms of public transport.

Updates and requests for inclusion in these pages welcomed by e-mail to Steve. Information is from many sources including personal visits and may no longer be accurate. Please note I am a pilot, not a travel agent and cannot provide any travel services.  Legal Disclaimer  Last Update 07Sep12

Abbotsford Coal Harbour, Vancouver Fort St John Powell River Terrace
Bella Bella Comox/Courtenay Kamloops Prince George Vancouver
Bella Coola Cranbrook Kelowna Prince Rupert Victoria
Campbell River Dawson Creek Nanaimo Quesnel Williams Lake
Castlegar Fort Nelson Penticton Smithers  
Chilliwack   Port Hardy    

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Abbotsford (YXX):
Location:
6 km/4 Miles WSW of Abbotsford & 61 km/38 Miles ESE of Vancouver City centre.
By Taxi:
To Abbotsford 10-15 mins. To the Greyhound Bus Terminal C$15. Abbotsford Taxi +1 (604) 855 1111 & Central Valley Limousine and Taxi 859 1111.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Shuttle Van: Airport Link Shuttle (604) 594 3333, provides pre-booked shuttle service to Vancouver International Airport & the Cruise Ship Terminal at Canada Place in Vancouver. Various local hotels provide transfers for guests including Alpine Motor Inn (859 3171), Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre & Rio Motel (859 9673).
Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS +1 (604) 850 3441, Budget & National 850 6522 have on-airport locations.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking: Short Term: 30 mins $0.75, 1 hr $1.50, 24 hrs $6. Long Term: 24 hrs $6, 1 week $30.
Notes:
Wireless internet available in the terminal at a cost.

Airport Website:
www.abbotsfordairport.ca.
Updated Dec09 ADV.
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Bella Bella/Campbell Island (CBBC):
Location:
2 km/1 Mile NNW of Bella Bella on the Airport Road.

By Taxi: Starr Taxi
(250) 957 2582.
By Boat:
Take the "Sea Bus" form the dock in town to Denny Island to get to the Shear Water Lodge.
Notes:There is no lodging on Campbell Island.

Updated Dec06 RegW.
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Bella Coola (YBD):
Location: The airport serves the towns of Bella Coola and Hagensborg. 16 km/10 Miles from Bella Coola.
By Bus & Taxi: No Taxi or Bus service in town.
By Van Service: Van to the airport and a limited number of rental cars from the Bay Moor Inn, tel (250) 982 2212.
Notes: Tourist info at
www.bellacoola.ca.

Updated Oct08 www.
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Campbell River - see Vancouver Island Page

Castlegar (YCG):
Location:
3 km/2 Miles SSE of Castlegar & 2˝km/1˝ Miles NNE of Kinnaird.
By Road:
To downtown Castlegar 5km/3 Miles, Nelson 41km/26 Miles, Trail 26km/16 Miles, Grand Forks 73km/46 Miles & Rossland 36km/22 Miles.
Rental Cars:
Car Trawler Car Hire.
Airport Website:
www.castlegar.ca.
Airport Tel No:
250-365-5151.
Updated Feb05 ADV.
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Chilliwack (YCW):
Location: Chilliwack airport is 1 km/1 mile SE of town on the airport road.
By Taxi: Chilliwack Taxi (604) 795 9111.

Updated Oct08 www.
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Comox/Courtenay - see Vancouver Island Page

Cranbrook (YXC):
Location:
11 km/7 Miles N of Cranbrook.
By Road:
16 km/10 Miles/15-20 mins to Cranbrook and 20 km/12 Miles to Kimberley.
By Taxi & Limo:
To Cranbrook ~C$25-27. Key City Cabs (250) 426 1111 & Star Taxi (250) 426 5511. Touch of Class Limousine Service (250) 489 1140.
By Shuttle Van: Airport Shuttle
~$11 one way.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Budget +1 (250) 426 5425, Hertz 489 1115 & National 489 3689.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking: Both long and short term parking is available in front of the terminal building. Cost: 1 hour $1, each extra hour $1. Daily max $8. Weekly max $56 & Monthly (19-31 days) $152.
Airport Website:
www.cranbrookairport.com.
Airport Tel No:
+1 (250) 426 7913.
Updated Mar11 K Regehr.
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Dawson Creek (YDQ):
Location: 3 km/2 Miles SE of town.
Rental Cars:
Budget & National. Weblinks: Car Trawler Car Hire.
Car Parking:
Free.
Airport Tel No:
+1 (250) 782 3142.
Updated Feb05 ADV.
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Fort Nelson (YYE):
Location:
6 km/4 Miles ENE of Ft Nelson.
Rental Cars:
Car Trawler Car Hire.
Airport Tel No:
+1 (250) 774 6454.
Updated Feb05 ADV.
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Fort St John (YXJ):
Location: 6 km/4 Miles ESE of Fort St. John.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Budget, Hertz & National.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Website: www.fsjairport.com.
Updated Dec09 ADV.
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Kamloops (YKA):
Location: 9 km/6 Miles WNW of Kamloops.
By Road:
13 km/8 Miles/15-20 mins.
By Taxi: Yellow Cabs
374-3333 & Kami Cabs 374-5151.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus: BC Transit (376-1216) runs the public bus service to the Airport.
By Shuttle Van: The Airporter
(250) 314-4803, runs a door-to-door shuttle service to and from the airport. All arriving flights are met.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Budget (250) 376 5423, Hertz 376 3022 & National 376 4911.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Website: www.kamloopsairport.com.
Updated Apr06 ADV.
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Kelowna (YLW):
Location:
11 km/7 Miles NE of Kelowna City centre.
By Road:
To Kelowna 15 km/9 Miles/20 mins.
By Taxi:
Available at the terminal.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Shuttle Van: Kelowna Airport Shuttle, Tel 1 (877) 235 6962 or (250) 765 0182. Shuttles meet all flights until 8pm and has a connecting service to bus terminals. Also offers Residential, Commercial & Hotel pick-ups.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Best Choice, Budget, Hertz, National & Rent-a-Wreck.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking: Main Lot: CAD$1 per hour, $8 per day. Economy Lot: $1 per hour, $5 per day. Metered Parking: $1 for 30 mins in front of the terminal building.
Notes:
ATM/Cash Machine available at the terminal.

Airport Website:
www.kelownaairport.com
.
Airport Tel No:
+1 (250) 765 5125.

Updated Dec09 ADV.
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Nanaimo - see Vanvouver Island Page

Penticton Regional (YYF):
Location:
4 km/2˝ Miles S of Penticton.
Rental Cars:
Budget (250) 493 0212 & National 493 7288. Weblinks: Car Trawler Car Hire.
Airport Website: www.cyyf.org.
Updated Feb05 ADV.
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Port Hardy - see Vancouver Island Page

Powell River (YPW):
Location:
2 km/1 mile E of town.
On Foot:
20 min walk downhill to the downtown area. Walk west on Duncan Street.

By Taxi: Powell River Taxi
(604) 483 3666.
Rental Cars:
Budget has a desk in the terminal.
Updated Dec06 RegW.
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Prince George (YXS):
Location: 8 km/5 Miles ESE of town.
By Taxi: Emerald Taxi
(250) 563-3333 & Prince George Taxi 564 4444. Taxis are usually waiting outside.
By Bus: Greyhound
(250) 564 5454, runs to the airport 4 times a day.
By Shuttle Van: The Airporter
(250) 563-2220, operates a door-to-door service all over town. Reservations recommended 2-3 hrs before departure. Cost: Adults: $8, children $2.50.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Budget (250) 963  6904, National 963 7473 & Hertz 963 7454.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Airport Website: www.pgairport.ca.
Updated Dec09 ADV.
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Prince Rupert (YPR):
Location:
9 km/6 Miles WSW of town on Digby Island, and not accessible by road.
By Bus & Ferry:
Most passengers reach Prince Rupert by the Airport Bus & Ferry Service, which meets each scheduled airline arrival & departure. It is operated by the City of Prince Rupert, and drops in the city at the Highliner Plaza Hotel , Tel (250) 624 9060. There are 2 services a day. Departures from the airport are at 1010 & 1835. From the city at 0825 & 1715. Total transfer time 30 mins. For info call 622-2222. Ferry ride costs CAD$14 one way. 2 other buses run by Air Canada Jazz & Hawkair also operate.
By Helicopter:
Helicopter transfers to town are available.
Rental Cars:
Car Trawler Car Hire.
Airport Website:
www.ypr.ca
.
Airport Tel No:
+1 (250) 624 6274.
Updated Dec06 RegW.
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Quesnel (YQZ):
Location:
5 km/3˝ Miles N of Quesnel.
Rental Cars:
National +1 (250) 992 8555. Weblinks: Car Trawler Car Hire.
Car Parking:
Free.

Updated Feb05 ADV.
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Smithers (YYD):
Location:
5 km/3 Miles N of Smithers.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

Rental Cars: Car Trawler Car Hire.
Airport Tax:
Passengers traveling on scheduled flights are required to purchase a $15 AIF (Airport Improvement Fee) ticket and submit it to the security screeners before boarding their plane.This ticket can be purchased at the coffee shop or at the parking meter.
Airport Website:
www.town.smithers.bc.ca.

Updated Dec09 ADV.
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Terrace (YXT):
Location: 6 km/4 Miles SSE of Terrace on Neubauer Rd, off hwy 37.
By Taxi: Klawa Taxi
(250) 635 7177.
Rental Cars:
Dollar, National & Budget rental cars have desks in the terminal.
Updated Dec06 RegW.
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Vancouver - see Vancouver Page
Victoria Intl - see Victoria Island Page

Williams Lake (YWL):
Location:
8 km/5 Miles NE of Williams Lake.
By Road:
14 km/9 Miles from town.

Rental Cars:
National +1 (250) 989 4261. Weblinks: Car Trawler Car Hire.
Updated Feb05 ADV. 
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