How to get around Vancouver

Using Vancouver transport, even when you aren’t very familiar with the area, is extremely easy. Between its simple grid-like streets that allow traffic to move freely and the reliable public transport, getting from Point A to Point B is typically painless.  Unlike a lot of other global cities, getting around Vancouver is one of the easiest and most enjoyable parts of any visit. There’s so much to see as you pass through town, whether you’re taking a taxi, riding the train, on board a ferry, cycling, or even just walking.


Vancouver is home to a number of taxi companies, all competing on price and level of luxury. Vancouver taxis are the most direct way to get around the city and are at their most beneficial on those occasions when you're in a hurry. Remember also that ridesharing companies like Uber operate in Vancouver if you're looking to save a few dollars.

Public transport

Vancouver public transport is the most affordable and reliable way to get around town. A wide-ranging (and fully automated) train network can get you into or out of the city in no time, and a fleet of buses will pick up the slack from there. Further, there are plenty of ferries to help you cross the many bays, rivers, and inlets throughout the city.

Bike share

It seems every major city has a bike sharing program these days, and Vancouver is no exception. Vancouver Bike Share allows you to rent a bicycle from a rack owned by the city, ride it wherever you like, and deposit it at a rack close to your destination. This is a great way to see the city at your own pace and on a budget.

On foot

Getting around Vancouver on foot is still one of the most enjoyable ways to see the city, set your own tempo, and stay healthy all at the same time. Walking Vancouver allows you to take in the city street by street, stumbling upon the many gems the city has hidden just off the beaten path. Take the time to go for a walk – you never know where you'll end up!