You're soaring over the mountains staring out the small window of the airplane guessing which one of them your going to be traveling to. Once you land, it's a blur of customs, collecting luggage and then beginning the final leg of your journey to Whistler. At this point, you want your transportation from the airport to your accomodation to be straighforward and reliable. There are a number of ways to get from point A to point B, it's just a matter of choosing the one that fits your schedule, budget, and needs. Here is everything you need to know about getting from the airport to Whistler.
Difficulty Level: Easy. You are picked up at a desired time and dropped right off at your accomodation.
If you are looking for a no-fuss method of transportation from the airport to Whistler, Whistler Private Transfers is an excellent choice. Your personal driver will meet and greet you in the arrivals lounge of Vancouver Airport or your Downtown Hotel. You will be dropped right off at your chosen accommodation in the resort and if you require a quick stop on the route, a complimentary 15 minute stop is included. This method is available for 5 or more people and is of great value.
Difficulty Level: Medium. The challenge with using a coach service is that you may have to wait a short period of time after you arrive depnding on the schedule.
Take a scheduled Luxury Coach service between Vancouver International Airport and/or Downtown Vancouver to Whistler Village. You can add this service into your package when you book your Accommodation. The ticket desk is very easy to locate at the airport and there are many scheduled times that can coincide with the arrival of your flight. Pacific Coach offer departures every day in the Summer from 10am to 8pm and in the Winter from 6am to 8pm from Vancouver Airport. It is one of the most inexpensve modes of transportation to the resort.
Difficulty: Medium. Renting a vehicle is easy and conveient but it can be challenging to drive in a country that you are not familiar with.
Avis makes renting a car at Vancouver International airport fast and easy with convenient locations right in the airport. There are rental car counters in the Main Terminal as well as the South Terminal, for quick pick up and drop off. There is a wide range of vehicles to choose from and you will also be able to find extras such as GPS navigation, MP3 player; XM radio or child safety seats that will make your experience much more enjoyable.
Difficulty: Easy. With conveinent shuttles to and from the terminal to the village, this is a straightforward mode of tansportation to Whistler.
Harbour Air offers a short plane ride from the Vancouver Airport right to Whistler. It is a spectacular way to see Whistler from the air and much more an experience than a mode of transportation. What's more, it's simple to get to the terminal in Vancouver and to your accomodation from Green Lake where the float plane lands.
To book any of these modes of transportation from the airport to Whistler, speak to a friendly local at Whistler Reservations, who will help you create your dream vacation right from beginning to end!