Bus from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Whistler

There are 2 primary companies that operate a bus from Vancouver Airport to Whistler. 

We highly recommend Whistler Connection and Epic Rides as they have direct service in approximately 2 hours.

Other airport companies can make anywhere from 5-15 stops along the way causing delays of up to 2 hours compared to going direct.

It has been our personal experience that after waiting in airports and travelling on long flights, the last thing anyone wants to do is spend extra time in a bus getting to your final destination.

We also believe after a long trip most people want to be dropped off wherever they are going and Epic Rides and Whistler Connection are the only 2 companies that can guarantee that service.

Epic Rides - The Affordable Choice

Price: $55 Round Trip

Trip Duration: 2 hours

Stops between airport and final destination: 0

Pick up drop off at Hotels / Hostels / Lodges: Yes, no additional cost.

Pick up drop off at Residential addresses: Yes, no additional cost.

Amenities: None

Additional Fees: 0

Operating year round: Yes

Departures per day: 3

Vehicles Used: small buses and vans

Summary of Service: At $55 round trip the price for this service comes in at about 60-70% lower than what is typically expected from a bus going from Vancouver Airport to Whistler. It is a great deal. With a trip time of about 2 hours and free pick up and drop off service at almost any address in Whistler we highly recommend this service as it saves you time and money from almost any other option. The only downside of this service is they don’t pick you up directly at the airport. You have to take the airport train to the RiverRock resort. This 7 minute, empty train ride is almost no different than switching terminals on an airport train in a large airport. If you want to save a bunch of money, this is the choice to take. If you don’t want to take the 7 minute train ride to RiverRock we suggest you check out Whistler Connection below. 

Note: When leaving Whistler Epic Rides will drop you off at the Airport, at your departure terminal.

Whistler Connection - The Official Airport Transportation to Whistler, Local Company, Great Service.

Price: $75 one way

Trip Duration: 2 hours

Stops between airport and final destination: 0

Pick up drop off at Hotels / Hostels / Lodges: Yes additional charges may apply – contact the company for more details.

Pick up drop off at Residential addresses: Yes, additional charges may apply –  contact the company for more details.

Amenities: None

Additional Fees: Dependent on where the pick up and drop off location is for each passenger.

Operating year round: Yes

Departures per day: This can change based on volume as they guarantee a maximum wait time at the airport. Whistler Connection typically has the most departures per day from YVR versus any other company.

Vehicles Used: small buses and vans

Summary of Service: Whistler Connection is the premier company servicing the YVR to Whistler route.  During the winters they offer the most departure times and they are able to pick you up from any hotel and any address in Whistler. They don’t have any additional stops along the way so the travel time between Whistler and Vancouver Airport (YVR) is approximately 2 hours.