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A port city on the Pacific coast, Vancouver is situated in the lower mainland of British Columbia, southwest of Canada. Cosmopolitan and densely populated, Vancouver is ranked among the 5 best cities in the world for quality of life. Port life, eclectic architecture, night life… This is a city with an intense socio-cultural life with a thousand faces!
Lyon (LYS) – Vancouver (YVR) flights
Book a Lyon Vancouver flight from Lyon-Saint Exupéry
The airline company, Air Canada, offers regular flights from Lyon Saint Exupery airport to Vancouver. Lyon (LYS) – Vancouver (YVR) flights are available daily, from Monday to Sunday, all year round.
Prepare your trip to Vancouver
Formalities for travelling
When getting ready to travel to Vancouver, remember to take the obligatory documents :
- Individual valid passport (required also for children). Passport validity must be longer than the duration of the stay by at least 1 day.
- Electronic Travel Authorization is obligatory. The eTA is the equivalent of a visa in a simplified form. Request for an eTA is made online and approval is rapid, as little as a quarter of an hour if the form is completed appropriately. Beware that the eTA has the same duration of validity as your passport. In the event of a change of passport, remember to renew the procedure.
Services at Vancouver Airport
Vancouver International Airport provides a number of services for an easy and pleasant arrival and departure.
- Services on Arrival
Exchange Bureau: you can change your local currency into Canadian dollars at one of the 9 exchange bureaus, ICE Currency Exchange, one of which is open 24/24.
Car Hire: within steps of Vancouver airport, you will find a choice of 7 car hire companies: National, Alamo, Hertz, Dollar Thrifty, Avis, Zipcar and Budget.
- Services on Departure
Restaurants: you will find approximately ten restaurants, cafes, bars and snack bars for travelers at Vancouver airport.
Shopping: with several boutiques available, the airport is also a good place for shopping while waiting for your flight.
Baby/children spaces: the airport toilets have specially-adapted spaces for baby changes and children.
Baggage: several services are available for storing luggage, baggage wrapping, obtaining security accessories or a bicycle bag.
Transfer from airport to Vancouver
Situated 13km from the centre of Vancouver, YVR airport has several modes of transport to help you reach the city centre easily:
- Public transport: the Canada Line rail network offers a direct link between YVR airport and Vancouver’s city centre, lasting only 18 minutes. You can access the trains from the airport’s national and international halls.
- Taxis: taxis and adapted vehicles are available in Arrivals. These taxi drivers have completed training in safe driving, aid for passengers with special needs and customer service.
Useful information about Vancouver
- Vancouver International Airport
Latitude : 49.1966913
Longitude : -123.1815123