The Whistler Shuttle Schedule Changes Every Day!
We don’t have a fixed shuttle schedule from Vancouver Airport to Whistler… and that is a very good thing! We have designed this shuttle service around you. We know that you’re coming and we’re juggling vehicles all day long to ensure that you get on your way to Whistler quickly. It works really well. In fact, we guarantee that you will get away quickly or your ride is free!
Why Choose The Whistler Shuttle?
Get To Whistler Faster
We customize our departures every day around the inbound flights of our guests. Then we modify the schedule throughout the day to adapt to inevitable flight delays and cancellations. You get to Whistler faster!
Never Miss Your Shuttle
Your flight is tracked by our team, so if it’s late you will not miss your shuttle from YVR to Whistler. Flights get delayed and cancelled all the time. Delays at customs & immigration are frequent. We react accordingly and will get you on the next available shuttle.
If your flight is delayed outside of our operating hours, we will provide service on the next available shuttle or bus to Whistler on the following day.
The Whistler Shuttle is super convenient and hassle-free. Our shuttles and buses board at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) just outside the international arrivals greeting area. No need to haul your luggage, bikes, or winter gear on public transit to meet your shuttle to Whistler!
The Best Hours of Operation
Hours vary by seasonal demand.
For Summer, we accept bookings for flight arrivals between 10am and 8pm
For Off-Peak Winter 22/23 (November 22 – December 15 2022) we accept bookings for flight arrivals between 9am and 10pm
For Peak Winter 22/23 (December 16 2022 – April 9, 2023) we accept bookings for flight arrivals between 8am and 10pm
Maximum Wait Time Guarantee!
We get it: You didn’t fly for hours in order to hang out at Vancouver Airport waiting for your shuttle. That’s why we guarantee that you’ll be on your way in a timely manner, or your ride is free! The clock starts running when you are greeted by one of our friendly airport representatives.
The Best Drop-Off Locations
- The most extensive list of drop-off options: Whistler Village (Gateway Loop), Whistler Creekside bus loop, or an extensive list of hotels and condos.
- Key pickup service is available if you need to get keys at one location and then get dropped off at your condo.
- Drop-off is available at any private address in Whistler.
Locally Owned & Operated
The Whistler Shuttle is owned and operated by Whistler locals. We live & play in Whistler. We’ve been driving the Sea-to-Sky highway for decades. We are the experts when it comes to shuttle transfers from YVR airport to Whistler.
Vancouver Airport to Whistler Shuttle FAQ
Don’t see your question here? Check out our full Whistler Shuttle FAQ or feel free to call, web chat, or email. We would love to chat!
Tickets must be purchased in advance. You cannot purchase a ticket on the bus. We highly recommend booking at least 72 hours in advance so that you will be guaranteed seating availability, and in order to qualify for our wait time guarantee. Any booking made inside of 72 hours is subject to availability and does not qualify for the wait time guarantee.
Yes. You can book a bus from anywhere (including YVR airport) by phone or online. If you are at Vancouver Airport, the staff at the airport information desk can call through for you if you find that your cell phone doesn’t work in Canada.
The Whistler Shuttle operates a fleet of vans, mini-buses, and full size buses (motor coaches). The vehicle that you ride in will depend on the day, time of day, and volume of flights and passengers. We can’t guarantee the type of vehicle, but you will be comfortable and safe!
Your flight status is tracked by our airport dispatch team. If your flight number is changed, please let us know. We will provide shuttle service on the next available shuttle departure time, unless your flight is delayed later than our hours of operation, listed above. In the case of a late arrival, we will provide service on the next available shuttle to Whistler on the following day.