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TransLink - Metro Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 778-375-7653
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Clean, quiet, friendly despite crowds/tourist on Canada Day (get a card)

We did the hop on hop off on our first day and then used public transit for the rest of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rich D
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Bluffton, South Carolina
via mobile
A Good Way to See Vancouver If…

The TransLink system is an excellent, low cost way for visitors to see the city by purchasing an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
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“compass card” (13 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Rich D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Steve1362
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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

Thank Dave Y
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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

1  Thank 17KAG
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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

Thank Via_girl
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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

Thank Feng T
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Have done this route before. Take bus from ferry to Bridgeport station then change to Canada Line. Current bus fare 2.85 on bus, exact change needed. Compass card required to ride Canada Line. Pay 2.85 for single fare compass card/ticket at station. Daily bus pass...More

Thank Brenda D
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The cars are shiny, quiet, and the fares cheap (esp. for Seniors). and the routes reasonably helpful--except there is not yet service out into the Fraser Valley. With population exploding--and this rapid growth has been going on for 20 years--service is badly needed to Langley,...More

Thank Clark C
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This has to be the most confusing transportation system I've ever encountered. There are two systems: bus tickets and a compass card to use on the newer Canada line skytrain, but not the older metro lines. You can transfer from the skytrain to the bus...More

1  Thank xena888
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The TransLink system is not at all tourist friendly. The basic bus fare is 2.85 CAD which is reasonable. The main problem is that you can only use tickets the same day you purchase them (total nonsense), you can only pay with exact change on...More

Thank Dominicantrotter
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