Public transportation in Vancouver

Visitor's guide to public transit

We work with TransLink who plans and manages public transit services for the Metro Vancouver area. Check out tips for getting to and from the airport and how to use transit to get you where you need to go

Get to know the names of the city's public transportation modes so you can get around the city more easily.


Public transit - SkyTrain

Rapid transit

Rapid transit refers to the automated trains that run above and below ground. SkyTrain consists of the Expo Line and the Millennium Line. A third system called the Canada Line provides the travel from the airport to Downtown Vancouver.

Plan your SkyTrain/Canada Line trip

Public transit - bus


TransLink provides a vast network of bus services and smaller community shuttles that carry fewer passengers to specific areas of the city throughout the day. RapidBus routes provide faster service with fewer stops.

Plan your bus trip

Public transit - HandyDART


HandyDART is a door-to-door shared-ride service for people with physical or cognitive disabilities who need assistance to use public transit. 

Find eligibility requirements and more 

Public transit - Seabus


The SeaBus crosses the Burrard Inlet to provide travel between Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.

Plan your SeaBus trip

Public transit - West Coast Express

West Coast Express

The West Coast Express is a driver-led train that connects Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver to Mission, with select stops along the way. On weekdays, five trains travel into Vancouver in the morning, and leave Vancouver in the afternoon.

Plan your West Coast Express trip