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. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Surrey has to offer.

What to do in Surrey

Top activities & attractions in Surrey

Where to Eat in Surrey

If you’re looking for affordable options, Cotto al Mare (2728 O'Hara Lane) and Morgans Restaurant and Wine Bar (3500 Morgan Creek Way) are great picks. For delicious green meals, My Shanti (15869 Croydon Dr) 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 October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 172
1 night at 3-star hotel
Surrey in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 172
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Surrey


When flying to Surrey, you’ll arrive at Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH), which is located 23 km from the city centre


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Surrey. The train journey from Surrey to Bellingham takes 1h 53m and costs around C$ 19 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 67 for a 2h 45m trip. The train station in Surrey is called Surrey, and is located 19 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Surrey is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 22 km from Surrey. You’ll find branches of Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Surrey, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. Surrey’s bus station is located 21 km from the downtown.

Airlines serving Surrey

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,525 reviews)
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Air France
Good (506 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,242 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (308 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,466 reviews)
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Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,086 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Surrey

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Best Western Peace Arch Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites.

Where to stay in popular areas of Surrey

Most booked hotels in Surrey

Blue Horizon Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 216+
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 327+
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 254+
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 198+
Century Plaza Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 173+
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Surrey East - Cloverdale, An IHG Hotel
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 170+
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Renting a car in Surrey

Renting a car in Surrey costs C$ 47 per day, on average, or C$ 236 if you want to rent it for 5 days. Ace, Hertz and Enterprise are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Surrey is the Ace branch at 15269 104 Ave, which is 3 km from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 25% cheaper than airport locations in Surrey.

Expect to pay C$ 1.74 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$ 20.78 and C$ 27.71. The most frequently booked car type in Surrey is Intermediate (Tesla Model 3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Mazda Mazda6 or similar) are, on average, 77% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.