Vanvouver International Airport


 The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located 20 minutes from downtown  Vancouver and approximately 30 minutes from Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

 YVR is serviced by domestic and international airlines. Direct flights to Vancouver are available from all across the U.S. as well as from Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

 Please CLICK HERE to find out whether direct flights to Vancouver are available in your city.




UBC can be reached from YVR by car, taxi or public transportation.


TAXI SERVICES are available at the domestic and international terminal. Taxi signs guide arriving guests to the taxi departure bays just outside the terminals. Taxis charge a metered rate based on time and distance travelled. The approximate fare from YVR to UBC is approx. $40.00 CAD.


CAR RENTAL The airport is serviced by most large international car rental companies.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The overall travel time by public transportation from YVR to UBC is approximately 50 minutes. The fare is $8.75 CAD and tickets can be purchased at automated ticketing machines at the Canada Line station. Payment is accepted in coins, bills. Debit and credit cards are accepted by most machines.  Take the Canada Line (departure just outside the International Terminal) to Oakridge / 41st Station Northbound and take the TransLink bus (# 49, 99, 480, 41 or 43) at West 41st at Ash St. Westbound to UBC.  Alternatively, Delegates can get to UBC by getting off the Canada Line at Broadway, cross the street to the North side of Broadway and catch the westbound 99 B-line bus.


PARKING AT UBC Delegates driving to the campus can park at any of the parkades.  Click here for info.

GETTING TO AND FROM DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER Downtown Vancouver can be reached from UBC by public bus transportation or taxi.


There is a one-way UBC Campus Shuttle which provides transfers along the perimeter of the campus. This shuttle operates every 30 minutes for a fare of $2.50 CAD. To get a map of the UBC Campus which includes shuttle routes, click here. A walking route will be available closer to the conference dates. Click here for detailed information on campus locations and parking opportunities.