Whistler to Vancouver Airport Shuttle

Door-to-Door Whistler Airport Shuttle

  • Whistler Shuttle Sprinter van driving to Whistler on the Sea to Sky highway

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Why Choose the Whistler Shuttle?

The Best Shuttle Departure Times

Need to catch a flight at YVR Airport? The Whistler to Vancouver Airport shuttle has the best range of departure times to suit your journey, including early morning and late night options.  We highly recommend leaving Whistler a minimum of 5 hours before your departing flight at Vancouver Airport.

Door-to-Door Service

You choose your pickup location in Whistler, we pick-you up from your door.  Choose from an extensive list of hotels and landmarks in Whistler Village and Whistler Creekside.  We also provide a pickup service at private address for a small additional fee.

Whistler Shuttle Schedules

Fall Sept 4 – Nov 26
Early WinterNov 27 – Dec 10
WinterDec 11 – April 13
Late WinterApril 14 – April 20

Important Information

  • All listed shuttle departure times from Whistler to Vancouver Airport are for the Gateway Loop bus shelter in Whistler village.
  • Times for other pick-up locations in Whistler may vary by 5-30 minutes.
  • Please check your confirmation email for your exact pick-up time.

Whistler to Vancouver Airport Schedules

Fall Schedule

September 4, 2019 – November 26, 2019

Departs Whistler Gateway LoopEstimated Arrival at YVR
06:0008:30
08:0010:30
10:0013:00
12:0014:30
14:0015:00
16:0018:30
18:0020:30

Early Winter Schedule

November 27, 2019 – Dec 10, 2019

Departs Whistler Gateway LoopEstimated Arrival at YVR
04:3007:00
06:0009:00
08:0011:00
09:0012:00
10:0013:00
12:0015:00
13:0016:00
14:3018:30
16:3019:30
18:3021:00

Winter Schedule

December 11, 2019 – April 13, 2020

Departs Whistler Gateway Loop Estimated Arrival at YVR
02:3005:00
04:3007:00
06:0009:00
07:0010:00
08:0011:00
09:0012:00
10:0013:00
11:0014:00
12:0015:00
13:0016:00
14:3017:30
15:3018:30
16:3019:30
18:3021:00
19:3022:00

Late Winter Schedule

April 14, 2020 – April 20, 2020

Departs Whistler Gateway Loop Estimated Arrival at YVR
04:3007:00
06:0009:00
08:0011:00
09:0012:00
10:0013:00
12:0015:00
13:0016:00
14:3018:30
16:3019:30
18:3021:00

Whistler To Vancouver Airport Shuttle FAQs

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!

What type of vehicle will I ride in?

You may be in a van, a minibus or a bus (motor coach). Vehicle type depends on the volume of passengers travelling to Vancouver Airport, and the number of passengers that are arriving at Vancouver Airport on that day.

How will I know where to meet my shuttle?

Your pick-up location is provided in your confirmation email. Please read it carefully and contact us if you have any questions.

What is the last pick-up location in Whistler to make sure I do not have to drive around picking up other passengers?

Your shuttle bus has a unique route, planned as the most efficient option for you and the other passengers on your vehicle. The last pick-up location in Whistler will most likely be the southernmost pick-up location required for passengers on your vehicle. This changes from trip to trip, but a pickup in Creekside would be your best bet.

Can you guarantee that I will make my flight at YVR airport?

No, we do not offer this guarantee. We recommend leaving Whistler at least 5 hours before your flight is scheduled for take-off. The typical travel time is 2.5 hours… but our shuttle buses are occasionally experience delays for a wide range of reasons that are beyond our control. For all travel, we recommend a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover you in the event of missed flights and other issues.

Which Airport Shuttle Departure Time Should I Choose?

We highly recommend leaving Whistler a minimum of 5 hours before your flight departure time at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The typical driving time from Whistler to Vancouver Airport is approximately 2.5 hours. We know that you want to stay in Whistler for as long as possible, but here’s why 5 hours makes sense:

  • Weather – Whistler gets a lot of snow in the winter, which is great for skiing, but can make for slower winter driving conditions for our bus drivers on the Sea-to-Sky highway.
  • Vancouver Traffic: 2.5 million people call Vancouver home. Congested traffic is a fact of life. The route from Whistler to Vancouver airport takes us across two bridges and through downtown. This route is subject to congestion during rush hour or bad weather.
  • Airline and YVR check-in policies: You need to be at the airport well in advance of your flight to ensure smooth check-in and time to clear security.
    • International Departures: Recommended time is a minimum of 2 hours before your departure time. Check-in cutoff is 1 hour.
    • Domestic Departures: Recommended time is a minimum 1.5 hours before your departure time. Check-in cutoff is 45 minutes.
  • Unforeseen circumstances: There is only one road from Whistler to Vancouver and it is subject to occasional construction or delays/closures due to accidents.

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