Richmond travel guide

Richmond Tourism | Richmond Guide

You're Going to Love Richmond

With a population of 182,000, Richmond is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Richmond has to offer.

Where to Eat in Richmond

If you’re looking for affordable options, Com Vietnamese (7688 Alderbridge Way #120) and Nu Chinese Bistro (2170-8788 McKim Way) are great picks.

When to visit Richmond

Richmond in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 227
1 night at 3-star hotel
Richmond in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 227
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Richmond


When flying to Richmond, you’ll arrive at Vancouver Airport (YVR), which is located 3 miles from the city centre


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Richmond. The train journey from Richmond to Bellingham takes 1h 53m and costs around C$ 25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 68 for a 2h 45m trip.


Another option to get to Richmond is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 8 miles from Richmond. You’ll find branches of Turo and Discount Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Richmond, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Richmond takes 120 miles and will cost you around C$ 44. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 190 miles. The most popular bus station is Richmond River Rock Casino, located 1.8 miles from downtown Richmond. Richmond Bus Stop is also a commonly used station, and is 1.7 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Richmond

Airlines serving Richmond

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Richmond

Average rates range from around C$ 264 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 510 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Go House and La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport.

Where to stay in popular areas of Richmond

Most booked hotels in Richmond

Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 456+
Coast Tsawwassen Inn
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 268+
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport - Richmond
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 321+
Inn at the Quay
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 282+
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 369+
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport Richmond
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 304+

Renting a car in Richmond

Renting a car in Richmond costs C$ 53 per day, on average, or C$ 159 if you want to rent it for 3 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Richmond is the Routes Car & Truck Rentals branch at 9200 Bridgeport Road, which is 2 miles from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 40% cheaper than airport locations in Richmond.

Expect to pay C$ 1.80 per litre in Richmond (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 21.57 and C$ 28.76. The most frequently booked car type in Richmond is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Sonic Sedan or similar) are, on average, 75% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.