Abbotsford travel guide

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You're Going to Love Abbotsford

With a population of 151,683, Abbotsford is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Abbotsford deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Activities & attractions in Abbotsford

Where to Eat in Abbotsford

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Abbotsford (2142 West Railway St) and Townhall Abbotsford (33720 South Fraser Way) are great picks.

When to visit Abbotsford

Abbotsford in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 154
1 night at 3-star hotel
Abbotsford in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 154
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Abbotsford in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 23 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 200 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Abbotsford, with an average rainfall of 20 mm.

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How to Get to Abbotsford

Plane

When flying to Abbotsford, you’ll arrive at Abbotsford (YXX), which is located 6 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Abbotsford include Delta, KLM and Qantas Airways.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Abbotsford, followed by Amtrak. The train journey from Abbotsford to Seattle takes 4h 00m and costs around C$ 51 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Vancouver, expect to pay about C$ 97 for a 7h 32m trip. The train station in Abbotsford is called Abbotsford, and is located 7 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Abbotsford is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 64 km from Abbotsford. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Thrifty, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Abbotsford, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Abbotsford, the bus ride to Abbotsford takes 113 km and will cost you around C$ 63. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 314 km.

Plane

When flying to Abbotsford, you’ll arrive at Abbotsford (YXX), which is located 6 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Abbotsford include Delta, KLM and Qantas Airways.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Abbotsford, followed by Amtrak. The train journey from Abbotsford to Seattle takes 4h 00m and costs around C$ 51 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Vancouver, expect to pay about C$ 97 for a 7h 32m trip. The train station in Abbotsford is called Abbotsford, and is located 7 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Abbotsford is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 64 km from Abbotsford. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Thrifty, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Abbotsford, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Abbotsford, the bus ride to Abbotsford takes 113 km and will cost you around C$ 63. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 314 km.

Airports near Abbotsford

Airlines serving Abbotsford

Lufthansa
Good (4,689 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,650 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,568 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,104 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,416 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,996 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,024 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (855 reviews)
LOT
Good (678 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (802 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,173 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,785 reviews)
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Where to stay in Abbotsford

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Super 8 by Wyndham Abbotsford BC and Alpine Inn Abbotsford.

Where to stay in popular areas of Abbotsford

Most booked hotels in Abbotsford

Sandman Hotel & Suites Abbotsford
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 245+
Coast Abbotsford Hotel & Suites
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 198+
Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 201+
Best Western Plus Country Meadows Inn
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 180+
Best Western Plus Mission City Lodge
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 173+
Super 8 by Wyndham Abbotsford BC
2 stars
Good (7, Good reviews)
C$ 148+

Renting a car in Abbotsford

Renting a car in Abbotsford costs C$ 71 per day, on average, or C$ 141 if you want to rent it for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Abbotsford is the Hertz branch at 30440 Liberator Avenue, which is 9 km from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 10% cheaper than airport locations in Abbotsford.

Expect to pay C$ 1.87 per litre in Abbotsford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.41 and C$ 29.88. The most frequently booked car type in Abbotsford is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Class Full-size Car or similar) are, on average, 65% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Abbotsford costs C$ 71 per day, on average, or C$ 141 if you want to rent it for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Abbotsford is the Hertz branch at 30440 Liberator Avenue, which is 9 km from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 10% cheaper than airport locations in Abbotsford.

Expect to pay C$ 1.87 per litre in Abbotsford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.41 and C$ 29.88. The most frequently booked car type in Abbotsford is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Class Full-size Car or similar) are, on average, 65% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.