Once you have gone through customs and immigration, walk toward the exit in the International Arrivals Greeting Area and follow the signs marked Canada Line. Right before the parkade entrance, there is an escalator and an elevator that will take you up to the Skytrain platform.
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**Travel time from Vancouver Airport to Downtown Vancouver: 30 minutes.
**Travel time from Vancouver Airport to Surrey: 1.5 hours.
Pacific Coach Lines offers bus service from Vancouver Airport to Victoria. They are the only bus company with ticket counters located at the International Arrivals areas of the Vancouver Airport. You will find them beside the bottom of the escalator at International Arrivals. They are located immediately after you clear Canada Customs and Immigration.
**Travel time from Vancouver to Downtown Victoria: 3.5 hours
If you are flying in to Victoria, Sterling College can either arrange for a pickup service (Beaton’s Meet and Greet) to meet you at the Victoria International airport and take you directly to your host family’s home or you can take the YYJ Airport Shuttle service to downtown where you host family will meet you.
When you arrive at the Victoria International Airport, you will need to pick up your luggage from the baggage area. The YYJ shuttle bus ticket counter is located next to the baggage area. If you have prepaid for the YYJ Shuttle when registering at Sterling College, you will have a voucher which you can show to the ticket agent and they will give you a ticket for the next bus. (If you have NOT arranged this through Sterling College, you can purchase a ticket directly.) This bus will drop you off downtown at the bus depot where your host family will meet you. If you arrive later than planned, please contact your host family to let them know. The host family’s telephone number is provided to you in your Host Family profile. If you cannot reach your host family you can call our emergency numbers:
It is a good idea to enter these numbers into your cell phone right now, to make sure that you have them!
If you have arranged for Beaton's Meet and Greet service when you registered at Sterling College, you will be met by a representative of Beaton’s Meet and Greet in the arrivals area of Victoria International Airport. They will be holding a sign with your name on it. You will then be driven directly to your host family home.
The Beaton’s representative will wait up to 4 hours for students at the airport but if you know you are going to be late, please call 250-580-5455 or 1-604-377-5455 to tell them your new arrival time.