Traveling to Abbotsford Has Never Been Easier
June 29, 2019
Have you been thinking of visiting Abbotsford but haven’t because the journey seemed daunting?
Whether you are traveling here by car, transit or plane, arrivals are smoother than you may think. It’s never been easier or more convenient to get to Abbotsford, let us show you how!
Since Abbotsford is easily accessible from the East and West by Highway 1, driving here is a breeze. Tolls have been eliminated on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges, which makes the trip even more affordable. Surprising to some, driving to Abbotsford from downtown Vancouver only takes around an hour!
Coming from the South? Abbotsford has its own US border crossing at Sumas. Waits are generally minimal and a Nexus lane is also available from 8am-8pm each day. More information on border crossings and wait times can be found at www.cbsa.gc.ca.
Rideshare and Car Sharing
A fun and affordable way to get to Abbotsford is by carpooling with other people. You can get a ride to Abbotsford with Poparide, Western Canada’s largest intercity ridesharing platform, or if you’re driving and have empty seats, you can post a ride to Abbotsford and save money on your gas and help someone out!
Car sharing services located throughout the Lower Mainland offer daily and overnight rental rates that allow you to drive out the Fraser Valley and beyond. If you’re new to car sharing, simply set up an account online, see where an available car is near to you, and start your trip! Evo, Zipcar, and Modo all offer full-day rates for around $100. Grab some friends for a fun road trip!
If you’re arriving by air, you’ll be flying into Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), located just 15 minutes from Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 W. This airport is serviced by Air Canada Rouge, WestJet, Flair Airlines, Island Express, and its newest airline, Canada’s low-cost airline FlySwoop. Hundreds of flights arrive here each month from across North America. YXX saw 677,653 passengers pass through its gates last year!
Bus, Transit & Shuttles at YXX
Ebus will be offering four daily trips from Vancouver to Kelowna and Kamloops, with daily stops at the Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to help connect residents and visitors to more communities in the province! Book your seat here.
Rider Express Transportation offers daily service between Vancouver and Kamloops and weekly service between Vancouver to Calgary (Kelowna coming soon), with pickups and drop-offs at YXX. For more information and ticket pricing, visit their website or call 1-833-583-3636.
Reliable Bus provides daily scheduled shuttle service between the Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) and Surrey Scott Road Skytrain Station. Tickets can be purchased online for a discounted price, or on board for the full rate. Private transfers are also available upon request.
ZOOM Bus Lines provides twice daily service between Downtown Vancouver and the Abbotsford International Airport on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and once a day service on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets can be purchased online at www.zoombus.ca
For the most up-to-date information on ground transportation to and from the Abbotsford Airport, please click here.
Commuting to Abbotsford by transit is also an affordable and eco-friendly option! Taking the Expo Line SkyTrain from Vancouver, Burnaby or New Westminster to Surrey Central Station will connect you to multiple bus lines running to the Carvolth Park and Ride in Langley. From there, the Fraser Valley Express bus will take you directly to Highstreet Shopping Centre and the McCallum Park and Ride!
For those wanting to experience a classic train ride, the West Coast Express runs Monday to Friday from Downtown Vancouver to Mission with stops along the way. Hopping on the #31 bus in Mission will take you directly to Abbotsford! More information about the West Coast Express can be found here.
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