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! Don’t have a car? Not a problem!
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!
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.
Abbotsford is also home to an international airport, YXX. Hundreds of flights arrive here each month from across North America. YXX saw 677,653 passengers pass through its gates last year! The Abbotsford International Airport is host to airlines West Jet, Air Canada, Flair, Sunwing, and its newest airline, Swoop, which offers extremely low fares to and from multiple cities in Canada. www.abbotsfordairport.ca
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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.
Looking to arrive by transit from somewhere other than Vancouver? Greyhound Bus Lines service Abbotsford from the Okanagan and Interior as well as Vancouver Island and across Canada. For more information on their routes, visit www.greyhound.ca.
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