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Goes (Almost) Everywhere The Skytrain Doesn't

As a tourist, I've enjoyed public transit in many cities - Beijing, Budapest, Birmingham and Boston... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Chris D
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New Westminster, Canada
Great transit system

Yes, it is a little confusing at first for tourists but the easiest thing to do is to purchase a... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
spud0018
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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

dependably poor service. Another half hour wait in freezing weather waiting for a bus that is supposed to come every 5 minutes (145). get a clue -

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank h123hder
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Weekend visit to Vancouver. Stayed near Stanley Park. Took transit system the whole weekend even from airport (Sky Train). Their website is a little confusing at first but then realized Google Maps covers their whole system. Using Google, you can plan out your route and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 11 October 2018

As a tourist, I've enjoyed public transit in many cities - Beijing, Budapest, Birmingham and Boston to name but a few. I conclude that there is nothing wrong with Vancouver's. However, the tourist should have a look at the website when planning a trip, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Yes, it is a little confusing at first for tourists but the easiest thing to do is to purchase a Compass day pass on the day that you need to travel on at the sky train stations or at one of multiple vendors across the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank spud0018
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We did the hop on hop off on our first day and then used public transit for the rest of the visit. We tried to pay the first time and the driver just waved us on. We then tried to get a compass card (prepaid...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cfsdir
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The TransLink system is an excellent, low cost way for visitors to see the city by purchasing an unlimited use day fare for $10, which includes unlimited use of the busses, SkyTrain light rail and even the SeaBus passenger ferry across the harbor to North...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We flew into Vancouver and used the train link. Cabs/Taxi are $40 upwards, website states $10 each for day pass so we went down that route, train went straight into City centre and was roomy. However, if staying for a few days, get the $6...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dave Y
Reviewed 28 February 2018

In Vancouver for 9 days and we were able to get from Tsawwassen Ferry to Downtown in just 50 minutes on a Friday afternoon, using bus and Skytrain. Also easy to get out to Richmond and Steveston and most locations in general. Frequent, inexpensive service...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Trans Link includes bus and sky train service in Vancouver and to make travel easier, a Compass card works great. The cost of the card is $10 but is well worth it because of the convenience it offers. They are available at London Drugs. They...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Overall, the translink system is easy to navigate. With Google map, connection is easy to manage. However, I did not see any customer service rep in any station I visited, not even at the airport, whereas in nyc, many stations have on-site customer service support...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Feng T
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