Leave Quickly or Ride For Free! Guaranteed! We're very confident that we'll get you away from the airport quickly. Your ride to Whistler is free if you have to wait longer than the guaranteed wait time after having collected your luggage and spoken to our Airport Team. We take the basic scheduled bus schedule and add to it. You can't beat that! (72 hour advance reservations are required for wait time guarantees).
The Most Frequent Departures From Vancouver Airport. By Far. Shuttle schedules are designed daily around arriving guest flights which means you get on your way quickly. Most shuttle guests get away from the airport within 45 minutes of collecting their luggage and calling our Airport Dispatch Team.
The Most Frequent Departures From Whistler. By Far Don’t end up arriving back at the Vancouver Airport 4 or 5 hours before your flight. With all our daily departures you will be sure to find one convenient to your flight time.
Flight Cancellations & Delays Are NOT a Problem There is no set departure schedule so it is almost impossible to miss the shuttle! We monitor your flight and adjust the shuttle departures daily and throughout the day to minimize wait times at the airport. Flight delays are not a problem as the shuttle service meets flights arriving as late as 23:00! We'll adjust and get you where you need to go while minimizing your wait time.
Peace of Mind - Latest Evening Transfers to Whistler The Whistler shuttle is not only great for those with evening flight arrivals, but also for any travelers who may have missed a connection or have a delayed flight. The Whistler shuttle will meet delayed flights arriving as late as 23:00!
More Hotel and Condo Dropoff Options for the Same Price A wider selection of hotels and condos is included in the Whistler Shuttle base price.
Run By Whistler Locals For The Past 15 Years You can't beat local knowledge. The Whistler Shuttle moves thousands of people per year and has moved tens of thousands of people between Vancouver and Whistler over the past 10 years.
Condo Key Pickup and Check-In Option Many Whistler rental accommodations require off-site check-in and key pickup. The Whistler Shuttle offers a key pickup option to make your arrival at Whistler quick and easy. We'll take you to your check-in point, then drop you at your final destination (Additional charges apply).
Door to Door Option for All Private Addresses in Whistler Not staying at a major Whistler hotel or condo? Getting dropped off in the village and trying to find a taxi to your final destination can be a major hassle (especially at night). We can drop you at any address in Whistler (Additional charges apply).
Questions on getting to Whistler?
Send us an email, try us on live chat, or call us at 1-866-943-0516 (International 1-604-966-2209).
Wait Time Guarantee Details
A 1 hour guarantee applies to winter season (November 20 to April 21) flights that arrive between 07:30 and 20:00.
A 2 hour guarantee applies to winter season (November 20 to April 21) flights that arrive between 20:01 and 23:00.
A 2 hour guarantee applies to summer season (April 22 to November 19) flights that arrive between 07:30 and 23:00.
You must reserve at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance in order to qualify for the wait time guarantee. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee your departure time if you book inside of 72 hours. However, we do promise to still get you to Whistler as quickly as possible after you arrive at the airport!
The clock starts running when you have your luggage, cleared customs and connected with our Airport Team.
How the Whistler Shuttle Works
Reserve Your Seat Online Our online forms are quick, easy and intuitive. You'll be done in less than 5 minutes! We'll make sure to take your flight into account when planning the shuttle schedule. Make sure to book at least 72 hours in advance in order to qualify for the maximum wait time guarantee!
We Monitor Your Flight The Whistler Shuttle Airport Dispatch Team continually monitor all inbound flights and adjust the shuttle schedule throughout the day.
Delayed Flights The Whistler shuttle will meet delayed flights arriving as late as 23:00. If your flight is delayed to arrive after 23:00, please call the Airport Dispatch Team to reschedule your shuttle to Whistler for the following morning.
You Go To Whistler You didn't fly all this way to hang around at Vancouver Airport! Everything about the shuttle service is designed to minimize your wait at the airport. Shuttles leave for Whistler frequently beginning at 08:30 and continuing throughout the day. You will be on the next available highway coach, mini-bus or van departing for Whistler!
Please note the age of any "tot" in the "special instructions" field. Some of our vehicles do not have seatbelts so we do not guarantee child seats. As with our schedule bus service...if you are on a large coach you will be asked to hold your child.
Trip Options: Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Whistler
The following items are optional and can be selected at time of booking:
"Other Locations" Dropoff Service | $13.00 CAD | Per Person The base rate is good for dropoff at the locations listed on the information page
and in the booking form under "Dropoff Locations". If your location is not listed,
please select "Other" and then enter the address in the provided field.
Condo Check-In Service | $7.50 CAD | Per Person Key pickup and off-site checkin are *NOT* included in the base shuttle price.
Many Rental Units Do Not Have Front Desks or On-Site Check-In Service.
If you are renting accomodation, there is a good chance that you need to go to
an off-site location for check-in and/or key pickup before proceeding to your final destination.
If in doubt, please check your rental agreement or contact the property manager.
Luggage: Bicycle | $27.00 CAD | Per Additional Item Maximum of 1 bicycle per passenger. Bicycles must be boxed.
Yes Tours / IH Whistler Clients | $7.50 CAD | Per Person
Do you have any questions about Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Whistler Whistler Shuttle (Winter) transfers or transportation? Need some help getting to Whistler from Vancouver Airport (YVR)?
We'd love to answer any questions that you might have about this service!
Can you get me from Whistler to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in time for my early morning flight?
You'll be fine as long as your flight leaves at 0700 (7 am) or later. But it'll be a really early morning for you!
Do I need to make a reservation for the Whistler Shuttle?
Yes! Reservations for the Whistler Shuttler are recommended AT LEAST 72 hours in advance!
We can usually find a spot for you inside of 72 hours, but please note that we can't provide the maximum wait guarantee for any bookings inside of 72 hours.
Do you pickup and drop-off at private addresses in Whistler?
We pickup and drop-off at all major hotels and condos in Whistler. If you need to go to a private address, or somewhere not listed in our pickup/dropoff locations, you may select that option during the booking process for an additional charge.
How long is the drive from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler?
The drive is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long under normal traffic and weather conditions. However, the trip can be longer if its snowing, if you're traveling through Vancouver during rush hour, or on the weekends. You can minimize your travel time by scheduling your flight arrival/departure times with these factors in mind.
I really want to ride in a van/mini-bus/bus. If I book can you guarantee the type of vehicle that I will ride in?
Due to the nature of the shuttle service we are unable to make any guarantees regarding the type of vehicle that you will be traveling in.
If you want to be in a van (so that you can have seatbelts for child seats?) then we recommend booking a charter van.
Is there a Whistler Airport with commercial air service?
The only commercial air service into Whistler is by helicopter and float plane. The closest major airport to Whistler is Vancouver International Airport. We provide a wide range of airport transfers to Whistler.
My flight arrives at xx:xx am/pm. What time will my shuttle leave the airport?
The Short Answer Not long after you emerge from customs (international flights) or the baggage claim area (domestic flights)
The Longer Answer Shuttles leave the airport frequently (at *LEAST* once an hour until 20:00) and you'll be on the next one.
We know that you're coming and are actively adjusting the schedule throughout the day to ensure a short wait for you at the airport!
The Shuttle doesn't operate on a rigid schedule which allows us to be flexible and adapt "on the fly" to flight cancellations, missed connection, flight delays, etc.
What are the most popular options for Whistler airport transfers?
If you are traveling in a vehicle with seat belts then car seats are required by law and we will do our best to provide them. However, car seats are not available in mini-buses and buses that do not have seat belts. Due to the nature of our service we can't guarantee the type of vehicle that you will be riding in. Most of our clients travelling with young children choose a private transfer in order to guarantee riding in a vehicle that can accomodate car seats.
What is the shuttle schedule?
The thing that makes the shuttle great is that *it doesn't have a rigid daily schedule*!
Unlike a scheduled bus service, the shuttle schedule is set daily and then adjusted throughout the day based on the needs of our inbound and outbound guests.
Why is this great? Unlike a scheduled service, the shuttle can adjust easily to flight delays, missed connections, and flight cancellations.
We know that it sounds a bit confusing, but it works very well in practice! The end result is less waiting around at the airport and more time at Whistler. And isn't that what its all about?
What is your least expensive option for getting from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler (and back)?
Our least expensive transport option to Whistler is the Whistler SkyLynx Bus. It is a scheduled bus service that runs throughout the day.
If you're looking for a more personal touch, and more frequent departures, check out the Whistler Airport Shuttle. The shuttle adjusts to flight delays and the friendly airport reps make sure you get on your way!
What vehicles do you use between Vancouver Airport and Whistler?
Our Whistler Shuttle service runs on a combination of full size highway coaches, mini-buses, vans, and mini vans. The vehicle you'll be traveling in is based on several factors including volume of passengers, flight delays, vehicle availability and weather.
When should I leave Whistler if I want to make my flight at Vancouver International Airport?
All of our partners recommend a minimum of 5 hours in order to allow for traffic congestion and to ensure that you arrive at the check-in counter in time for your flight. Travel time between Whistler and Vancouver is highly variable based on weather, traffic, and construction delays.
Where do I meet up with the shuttle "meet & greet" airport representatives?
The airport authority has designated a specific area where all representatives must wait to greet clients. This is in the "semi secure" zone that is entered after completing customs and before entering the public part of the terminal. The rep area is on the right hand side immediately after exiting the secure customs zone. The representative will be holding a sign reading the client's name. If you exit the semi secure zone you will not be able to re-enter.
In this terminal, passengers move from the secured area to the public part of the terminal at the luggage claim on level 2. The representative will be standing at the luggage claim carousel that has been designated for the arrival flight.
Cellular Phone Back Up
The representative will be carrying a cellular phone while at the airport. The number for this phone number can be found in your confirmation email. Please use this number if you are unable to make contact with the representative.
Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Whistler Whistler Shuttle (Winter)
Whistler Shuttle (Winter) Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Whistler