Vancouver Airport Taxis (YVR)
Vancouver Airport is one of the largest airports in Canada, and is one of the main gateways to the city of Vancouver, found on the western coastline of the country and to the north of Seattle, in Washington State of the United States. The airport is recognised by its official IATA code of YVR, and is found on Sea Island, in Richmond. Vancouver city and its airport are part of the British Columbia region of Canada. A variety of transport options are available for arriving and departing passengers, including by Vancouver Airport taxi. Taxis are a quick and convenient option for travel to all nearby areas, especially to locations which are not directly connected by bus or train.
Vancouver Airport has two main terminal buildings for domestic and international arrivals and departures, as well as a more remote terminal building, known as the South Terminal. The South Terminal is served by a few regional airline carriers, and passengers arriving here will need to take the airport shuttle to reach the main terminals, for access to the rail, bus and taxi sevices of the airport. The main passenger terminals are served by a large variety of airline carriers, and serve as a hub for Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Transat. The terminal of arrival is determined by the destination from where the passenger is flying, rather than by the airline company. Although convenient rail and bus links are available from Vancouver Airport, taxis are also considered to provide a valuable service between the airport and many locations in Richmond and Vancouver.
Vancouver Airport taxis are provided by the company known as Aerocar Service, and there are more than five hundred licensed vehicles serving airport passengers. These vehicles include those that are accessible to passengers in wheelchairs and minivans which are able to accommodate a larger group of travellers. Only taxi services by Aerocar may be used from or to Vancouver Airport. Their vehicles are fully licensed and the drivers have completed a training course in safe driving, customer service and the assistance of passengers with special needs. The company also makes use of state-of-the-art transport technologies such as DDS (Digital Dispatch System), GPS and Flight Tracking.
There are always taxis available outside of Vancouver Airport, and therefore there is no need to make an advanced reservation. No reservation is required for special vehicles either, or for vehicles of a larger size. Passengers can simply request the car they require from the curb-side staff, and the right vehicle will be dispatched. However, should a customer feel the need to make an advanced reservation, it can be done before their arrival at Vancouver Airport. The charge for a reservation that guarantees a specific vehicle will cost an additional $25.00. Passengers arriving at Vancouver Airport can also arrange a Meet and Greet Service from Aerocar, at an additional charge. Their driver will then be waiting for them in the terminal building, and will show the way to the vehicle. This service is often arranged for corporate clients. The taxi drivers are familiar with the layout and logistics of Vancouver Airport, which can be beneficial to persons arriving for the first time.
However, the Vancouver Airport taxis are not difficult to locate at the terminal buildings, and are within walking distance of the baggage reclaim areas. Passengers arriving on domestic flights can collect their luggage and then make their way outside of the terminal to the taxi stand. The taxis are located on the same level as the point of arrival, which is Level 2. Passengers on flights from the U.S. or international destinations will also find a taxi stand outside of the International Terminal. The taxis for this terminal are just outside of the International Arrivals Greeting Area, past the customs and immigration centres.
The taxis operating from and to Vancouver Airport have a meter system, which means that the rate charged for the journey depends on the number of kilometres travelled. A set rate is charged per kilometre travelled. Sometimes the first kilometre is more expensive, and there may be additional charges for luggage or other services. A taxi to Downtown Vancouver will cost approximately $30.00 to $32.00, including taxes.
Aerocar Service is also the official provider of licensed sedans and limousines to and from Vancouver Airport. They offer transport in luxury sedans, stretch SUVs and limousines for all occasions. These vehicles are available for transport to various locations at set rates. The following is a list of a few destinations and their prices for sedan services, excluding taxes and gratuities: Sea Island and North Richmond - $32.00, Central Richmond - $38.00, South Richmond/Steveston - $43.00, Far East Richmond - $54.00 and Mitchell Island - $43.00. Destinations in Vancouver are priced as follows: Downtown/Kits, South East Vancouver and UBC - $43.00, Canada Place and Stanley Park - $52.00, Central Vancouver - $38.00, South Vancouver - $32.00 and North East Vancouver - $49.00. Additional services from Aerocar include in-town transfers, Whistler transfers, executive transportation, cruise ship transfers, sightseeing services and transport for weddings, graduations and birthday parties.
Passengers will find the Vancouver Airport taxis to be comfortable, reliable and safe, and the drivers to be friendly and helpful. Further details regarding airport taxi services can be found online at http://www.aerocar.ca, or passengers can contact the airport customer care services at 604-207-7077.