Get to Whistler by Air
Consistently rated one of the top airports in the world, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is serviced by 55 airlines and 125 non-stop destinations in Canada, the United States and around the world. Vancouver International Airport sits 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver and roughly two hours from Whistler along Highway 99, a scenic road also known as the Sea to Sky Highway. For more information on cities that offer non-stop flights and airlines servicing YVR click here.
Getting to Vancouver
|CITY||Approximate Flying Time|
|Toronto (YYZ)||5 Hours|
|San Francisco (SFO)||2 Hours|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||3 Hours|
|Denver (DEN)||3 Hours|
|Chicago (ORD)||5.5 Hours|
|New York (LGA, JFK & EWR)||6 Hours|
|London, England (LHR)||10 Hours|
|Sydney, Australia (SYD)||15 Hours|
For more information on cities that offer non-stop flights and airlines servicing YVR click here.
Luggage and Ski Shipping Service
Avoid the hassle of carrying and checking bags by sending your luggage and sports equipment ahead with Luggage Forward, the official luggage and sports equipment shipping service of Whistler Blackcomb. Arrange your shipping booking online.
Getting to Whistler
- Travel Time: approximately two hours
- Distance: approximately 120 kilometres (75 miles)
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Rent a car from Vancouver or Seattle Airport.
Most car rentals include unlimited mileage, ski racks and child seats upon request. Insider tip: avoid paying hotel parking with one-way car rentals through Avis.
Once in Whistler, you won’t need a car. The village is pedestrian-friendly, has great local bus service and most hotels are located within walking distance to the lifts.
Make life easy by taking a Pacific Coach Lines shuttle from Vancouver to Whistler.
The shuttle has pick-up locations at both Vancouver Airport and several Downtown Vancouver Hotels. Take advantage of optimum convenience with drop-off right at your accommodations in Whistler.
Getting to Whistler from Seattle
- Save money by flying into Seattle. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) has more domestic U.S. flights than Vancouver International Airport, which translates to more competition and better flight deals.
- Discount carriers such as Frontier, Southwest and Virgin Airlines fly direct to Seattle, but not Vancouver.
- Whistler is a 4.5 to 5-hour scenic drive from Sea-Tac Airport and an only 2.5-hour drive from Bellingham Airport.
Relax, enjoy the sightseeing, and let someone else do the driving. Take Quick Shuttle from Sea-Tac Airport to Vancouver International Airport or downtown Vancouver.
Then connect with Pacific Coach Lines to travel from Vancouver to Whistler along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky highway. For charter bus options please contact our groups department.
The Canadian/U.S. border station at Peace Arch underwent big improvements during the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This helps with traffic flow, processing time and now the drive only takes about three hours from the border to Whistler.