Transport – The city of Vancouver has
an integrated public transport system. There are electric
buses available downtown, as well as standard buses
available throughout the city. City buses run frequently
and can get you most places in the city quickly, inexpensively
and conveniently. The city buses are linked to both
the SeaBus and the SkyTrain.
The Vancouver SkyTrain is a fully
computerized light-rail system that runs from Waterfront
Station to King George Station. There is also a SeaBus
or AquaBus available for those who want to go to Granville
Island, and other parts of Vancouver separated from
Taxis are reliable, although a bit pricey.
They can be hailed by phone or through the hotel front
desk. They are metered based on the distance traveled,
and cost between $22-$27 from the airport to downtown
Vancouver also has a number of transportation
options involving ferries and boats, since the city
is surrounded on three sides by water. Both locals
and visitors find that much of the boat transportation
is fun even if you have no particular destination.
AmTrak also offers passenger service
between Vancouver and many destinations in the United
States. The route between Seattle and Vancouver is
one of the company's most popular. There is one round
trip train each day.