Vancouver metro: General info:

Vancouver has a metropolitan rapid train as a part of the public transit system. It is called SkyTrain and is an elevated train. It is the oldest driverless rapid transit system and one of the longest in the world. It has 3 lines: Expo, Millenium and Canada. Two first lines connect Vancouver with surrounding cities, and Canada line connects Vancouver with International Airport of Vancouver (YVR) and Richmond City.

  • Known as: SkyTrain
  • System length: 68.6 km
  • Average speed: 45 km/h
  • Top speed: 90 km/h
  • Lines: 3 (1 in construction)
  • Stations: 47
  • Official site:
  • Operator: British Columbia Rapid Transit Company
  • Average ridership: 392,200 per day
  • Start of operation: December 11, 1985.

Vancouver metro: lines and stations

Expo Line: It has 28.9 km, 20 stations and it goes from Waterfront to King George.

Millennium Line: It has 42.1 km, 29 stations and it goes from Waterfront to VCC–Clark.

Canada Line: It has 14.4 km, 13 stations and it goes from Waterfront to Richmond–Brighouse. It has 15.1 km, 13 stations, from Waterfront to YVR–Airport

Vancouver metro schedule and frequency

It operates from 5:00am to 1:50am (Mondays to Fridays), from 6:00am to 1:15am (Saturday) and from 7:00am to 12:15am (Sundays).

Trains run every:
Expo line: 2 min in peak hours, and 6–8 min off -peak.
Millennium Line: 5 min in peak hours, 6–8 min off -peak.
Canada Line: 7 min in peak hours, 7–20 min off- peak.

Vancouver metro rates:

Single Trip: $ 2.75 (1 zone) - $4 (2 zones) - $5.50 (3 zones).
After 6:00pm and weekends all zones $3 (with a $5 plus charge if you go to the airport).

Connection to the airport:

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is in Sea Island (Richmond) and is about 12 km from Downtown Vancouver. Public transit is the easiest way to get the airport from major destinations of the city.

Vancouver SkyTrain map

  • Also Known As: SkyTrain
  • Passengers/Day 344800
  • Fares: honour system
  • 24h operation: No
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Walk between platforms: Yes
  • Driverless trains: Skytrain, LIM technology, currently the worlds longest automated system (since 1986)
  • Screen Doors Platforms: No
  • Average Speed: 45km/h
  • Max. Speed: 90km/h
  • Operator: British Columbia Rapid Transit Company
  •  $ 2.75
  • Vancouver Metro Official Website

Metro map of Vancouver

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