Surrey travel guide

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You're Going to Love Surrey

With a population of 394,976, Surrey is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Surrey deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Surrey

If you’re looking for affordable options, Tap Restaurant (#101-15350 34th ave) and Cotto al Mare (2728 O'Hara Lane) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Milestones Grill + Bar - Guildford (10355 152nd Street - Unit 2001) and Milestones Grill + Bar - Southpoint (3085 152 St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Surrey.

When to visit Surrey

Surrey in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 173
1 night at 3-star hotel
Surrey in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 173
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Surrey

Plane

When flying to Surrey, you’ll arrive at Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH), which is located 14 miles from the city centre

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Surrey, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Surrey to Everett takes 3h 09m and costs around C$ 41 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 47 for a 4h 00m trip. The train station in Surrey is called Surrey, and is located 12 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Surrey is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 14 miles from Surrey. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Surrey, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Surrey takes 80 miles and will cost you around C$ 44. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 195 miles. Surrey’s bus station is located 13 miles from the downtown.

Plane

When flying to Surrey, you’ll arrive at Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH), which is located 14 miles from the city centre

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Surrey, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Surrey to Everett takes 3h 09m and costs around C$ 41 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 47 for a 4h 00m trip. The train station in Surrey is called Surrey, and is located 12 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Surrey is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 14 miles from Surrey. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Surrey, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Surrey takes 80 miles and will cost you around C$ 44. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 195 miles. Surrey’s bus station is located 13 miles from the downtown.

Airlines serving Surrey

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (920 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,152 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,459 reviews)
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Where to stay in Surrey

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Ramada by Wyndham Surrey/Langley and Best Western Peace Arch Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Surrey

Most booked hotels in Surrey

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 353+
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 294+
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 348+
Civic Hotel Autograph Collection
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 294+
Comfort Inn & Suites
2 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 179+
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Langley-Surrey
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 222+

Renting a car in Surrey

Renting a car in Surrey costs C$ 53 per day, on average, or C$ 106 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 17% cheaper than airport locations in Surrey.

Expect to pay C$ 1.94 per litre in Surrey (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 23.19 and C$ 30.92. The most frequently booked car type in Surrey is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special SUV or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Surrey costs C$ 53 per day, on average, or C$ 106 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 17% cheaper than airport locations in Surrey.

Expect to pay C$ 1.94 per litre in Surrey (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 23.19 and C$ 30.92. The most frequently booked car type in Surrey is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special SUV or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.