Getting to and From Victoria Airport (YYJ)
PUBLIC TRANSIT. The Victoria Airport is serviced by BC Transit routes 83, 86 or 88. If you’re travelling from downtown Victoria, board the 72 or 70X Swartz Bay and transfer at the McTavish Exchange (via Pedestrian Way for the 70X) to the 83, 86 and 88. Passengers can transfer at Royal Oak to the 83. Those travelling from Sidney to the Victoria Airport should board the 83 or 88 for direct service.
The trip from the Victoria Airport to any point in the city costs $2.50 for an adult, with discounted fares for seniors and youth (children five and younger ride for free). Remember to ask for a transfer when paying your fare to allow you to board the second bus to finish your trip. Expect the 26-kilometre trip to take an hour, with possible delays during rush hour or when your trip coincides with the arrival of a BC Ferry from Vancouver.
For more information about transit from the Victoria Airport, call 250-382-6161 or visit online the Victoria Airport website.
SHUTTLE BUS. The AKAL Airporter shuttle bus provides transportation from various city locations (especially hotels) to the Victoria Airport. The standard price is $21. For further fare and reservation information call 250-386-2525, or visit victoriaairportshuttle.com.
TAXI. For taxi service from the Victoria Airport to downtown Victoria, expect to pay around $60 for the 30- to 40-minute trip. For more details, call 250-381-2222, or visit empresstaxi.com.
CAR RENTAL. A variety of car rental companies serve the Victoria airport. Drivers new to Victoria will want to note that heading to Victoria or Sidney via Highway 17, the Patricia Bay Highway, they must navigate a large roundabout. Remember, when entering, yield to traffic already in the roundabout and signal when preparing to exit. Here’s a shortlist of the available rental option at the Victoria Airport:
• Avis, 1-800, 879-2848, avis.com
• Budget, 1-800-668-9833, budget.com
• Hertz, 1-800-263-0600, hertz.ca
• National, 1-800-227-7368, nationalcar.ca
• Enterprise (off-site), 9429 Canora Rd., Sidney, 250-655-7368, enterprisecar.ca
For directions, parking information or other details about the Victoria Airport, visit victoriaairport.com