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Flight from Melbourne to Vancouver Intl
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Looking for cheap airfare to Vancouver? 25% of our users found tickets to Vancouver for the following prices or less: From Melbourne C$ 1,038 one-way - C$ 1,402 round-trip, from Cairns C$ 1,637 one-way - C$ 1,637 round-trip, from Brisbane C$ 1,562 one-way - C$ 1,801 round-trip
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High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from Australia is February.
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Car hire companies like National, Alamo and Hertz are available just outside the terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR), on the ground floor of the parkade, if you wish to drive while visiting Vancouver.
If you have some free time, you can grab some bargains at Designer Outlet, around 4min from the airport via The Canada Line to Templeton Station.
After your flight, you can pick up last-minute gifts or supplies from shops located in the international terminal, like World Duty Free, Thinking Canada, Lattimer Gallery and Red Cedar Market.
If you require currency exchange services while at Vancouver Airport, you can make use of ICE Currency Exchange kiosks located in the international terminal, both before and after security.
You can find direct flights to Vancouver with Air Canada if you’re flying from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. If you are flying with Qantas Airlines, direct flights to Vancouver are only available from Sydney. From all other cities and with any other airline your flight will include one or two stopovers.
Luggage storage is available at Vancouver Intl Airport at CDS Baggage, located in both the Domestic and International Terminals. Both short-term and long-term storage options are offered. The location in the Domestic Terminal is open from 5am to 11pm, and the one in the International Terminal from 5am to 1am.
If you have a bit of time after your flight to Vancouver, head to the Aquarium exhibit in the International Terminal. The main exhibit showcasing indigenous sea creatures is on Level 3, while on Level 4 there is a smaller jellyfish aquarium. If you prefer watching planes, go to the Observation Area on Level 4 of the Domestic Terminal; it is free to enter and telescopes and interactive activities are available.
A handful of restaurants and cafes are open 24 hours at Vancouver Intl Airport, so you don’t need to worry about hunger if your flight to Vancouver arrives in the middle of the night. In the Domestic Terminal you can head to Subway, Tim Horton’s or 7-11, while in the International Terminal you can go to Starbucks, Wendy’s or Hudson News Euro Café.
If you are after some quiet time, head to one of the four Plaza Premium airport lounges, all accessible through pre-paid passes or lounge membership cards. There are two in the Domestic Terminal, one in the International Terminal and one in the Transborder Terminal. The SkyTeam Lounge in the International Terminal is also accessible through a pre-paid pass and is open 24 hours a day.
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Free shuttle transfers to local hotels are readily available and can be requested by using the direct-dial phones located on Departures Level 3 of the international terminal. Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel provides a 24-hour shuttle, while Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport is just a short, roughly 10min drive from the airport.
Richmond can be reached in around 18min by taking Vancouver's rapid transit rail, The Canada Line, from the international terminal. Surrey can be reached in about 1h 15min by taking The Canada Line to Waterfront Station in Vancouver and then The Expo Line to Gateway Station in Surrey.
YVR Skylynx operates daily long-distance buses to Whistler Blackcomb, one of North America's largest ski resorts. This bus route also serves Squamish, Creekside Village and Whistler Gateway. The BC Ferries Connector provides services from Vancouver Airport to BC Ferries to Victoria, Gulf Islands and Duke Point through the Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay Terminals.
You can take the Canada Line train, which goes through the airport and on to the city centre. You’ll find the YVR Airport Station located between the Domestic and International Terminals. Depending on your destination, a train ticket will cost the regular fare plus the CA$5 (about AU$5) Canada Line YVR AddFare, an additional airport fee.
Taxis are available on Level 2 outside both the Domestic and International Terminals. The taxi fare from the airport is a fixed rate depending on where you’re going; for example, a trip to central Vancouver is around CA$28 (about AU$30). If you’re making more than one stop on your trip from the airport, the fixed rate applies only until the first stop, after which metered rates apply. A taxi trip from anywhere in the city to the airport is also metered.
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is located inside the airport between the International and Domestic Terminals, with day rooms available between 8am and 8pm. Just outside the airport you will also find the Pacific Gateway Hotel Vancouver Airport, located about five minutes from the terminals, Days Inn Vancouver Airport about eight minutes from the terminals, and Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport located ten minutes from the terminals. All three hotels offer a free airport shuttle service.
Showers are available at two of the Plaza Premium Lounges and at the SkyTeam Lounge, in both the Domestic and International Terminals. You can also head to the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel where you can get access to the shower, sauna and health club for a fixed rate. Absolute Spa is also present in all terminals and offers massages and beauty services.
You’ll need to travel 11 km to reach the Vancouver city centre from Vancouver Intl Airport.
Air Canada, Air New Zealand and American Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Australia to Vancouver Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
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