YVR Terminal Connections | iFlyer Forum

Vancouver (YVR) Airport

YVR Forum Home

Got a tip about YVR airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between Vancouver airport . Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Discussion Topics
Last Post

  • transit time
    Feb 19, 2017
    i will be arriving vancouver airport from brisbane and got a 2 hours waiting time before my connecting flight to calgary. will 2 hours enough? do i have to collect my luggage? or i have to collect and check in again?


    Are both flights on the same reservation?


    yes, cause there is no direct flight to calgary, so i must stop and transfer from vancouver.


  • Transfer domestic to international in YVR
    Feb 12, 2017
    I'm planning to trip to Seoul from Calgary and as I know I don't have to claim my baggage in YVR. Honwever I only have 70 minutes layover in YVR. Will this be enough to catch my next flight? And do I need to go through the departure process in YVR?


    If both flights are on the same reservation, then all you have to do in Vancouver on the way to Seoul is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 76 min connector?
    Feb 10, 2017
    I am flying from Frankfurt to SFO (home) via YVR next month. I had a 90 minute layover in YVR but the flight time to SFO changed and I now have 76 min. Single reservation and I should be booked through to SFO. Can I make it? Thank you!


    Correction - I have 66 minutes!


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. In Vancouver you will proceed directly to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance.


  • Transfer US to International
    Feb 10, 2017
    Looking at booking my 17-year old son a flight from San Diego through Vancouver to Seoul on Air Canada. The problem being only an hour for layover time. Will this be enough time for him to make the transfer? I've often found Vancouver dreadfully slow


    That will be really difficult. I know it's probably more expensive, but going through San Francisco or Tokyo will be much easier.


  • Connection
    Feb 9, 2017
    Hi I'm flying from Anchorage Alaska on air Canada I arrive at 18.26 terminal M into YHR I am then flying British airways to U.K. dep 20.55 will this be enough time to connect. Will I need to collect bags and clear security and customs ?


    Is it two separate reservations or one reservation?


    It's 2 separate bookings


    Then yes, you will have to go through Canadian Immigration, claim your bags, go through Customs, then re-check your bags with British Airways, go through security, and to your departure gate.


    Thank you will I have enough time between flights to do that?


    You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • immigration and baggage
    Feb 8, 2017
    Hello, I am flying out from YVR to New Jersey with a layover in Toronto via Air canada. When I came in the baggage was checked in all the way. 1) Will the Immigration check be in Toronto and not Vancouver? 2) Will I need to collect my baggage and then check it again in Toronto?


    Yes, Immigration will be in Toronto and you should not have to claim it.


  • Booking separate flight to YYJ from YVR
    Feb 8, 2017
    Hi there. We have a flight landing in YVR at 9:05 AM from NKG (China). We want to book a separate flight to YYJ from YVR departing at 11:05 AM. Do we have to go through customs and then get our bags and go back through security, and will this be enough time to make it on the YYJ flight? Thanks!


    Yes, you have to do all that. it's difficult to do all that in 2 hours. I suggest maybe taking a ferry to Victoria instead.


  • Luggage
    Feb 2, 2017
    I have a one ticket flight on ac from Kelowna to Vancouver to Toronto to Miami. Does my checked bag go all the way to Miami or do I need to claim it in Toronto and take it through customs


    You will claim it in Toronto to go through US Customs preclearance.


    Mar 20, 2017
    Good evening sir ...I'm from the Philippines. I will going to Edmonton Canada but I arrive first in Vancouver then I take connecting or domestic flight going to Edmonton.. My question is where I can get my checked bagged is it on Vancouver or Edmonton.. Please help because I'm first time traveller. Thank you


    You will have to claim your bags in Vancouver to take them through Canadian customs. You will then re-check them and obviously re-claim them in Edmonton.


    How long will this take in Vancouver? My layover is only 90 minutes with same scenario


  • Hidden City with Checked Baggage
    Jan 27, 2017
    I'm looking to get from Halifax to Vancouver one way. There's an opportunity to book a ticket from YHZ--> YVR --> SEA at half the price of the direct flight. Do you have to pick up baggage in YVR and transfer them prior to the US connection? If so, I'd be able to just pick them up and skip my connecting flight.


    Your bags will go to the US Immigration and Customs preclearance facility, which you cannot exit any way other than to your flight to Seattle.


  • Conx time Hong Kong - Vancouver - Portland
    Jan 26, 2017
    I'll be traveling on separate tickets, arriving on Cathay at 11:45am and want to book on the 1:30pm AC flight to Portland. Is 1:45 enough time to collect bags, go through customs/immigration...check in for the AC flight and go to US pre-clearance? Thanks for any advice


    No, I don't think that's enough time.


    Jan 25, 2017
    I am travelling with my family from Calgary to Honolulu with a 90 min layover in Vancouver. is 90 mins enough time to get through the airport and clear customs?


    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connecting Flight
    Jan 19, 2017
    I arrive in Vancouver from Toronto and have 45 minutes until my departing flight to Seattle on Alaska Airlines. Do I have to pass through customs/immigration prior to boarding my Alaska Airlines flight? Are there any other issues I should be concerned about?


    Yes, in Vancouver you will have to go to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance to complete procedures there. That is pretty difficult.


  • Distance between terminals and what to do to kill time!
    Jan 26, 2017
    I am arriving at YVR from Kelowna soon and then catching another flight to Brisbane 7 hours later. Im wondering how far it is to get to the international departures from the domestic arrivals as ill have a lot of luggage to walk with. Also is there anything I can do or leave my bags while i wait a long time? I wont be able to check in until 4 hours before flight i presume. Flying with Air Canada. Thank you!


    If both flights are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your luggage in Vancouver. Vancouver only has one terminal.


    There not on the same reservation so I have to collect my bags then get there


    Are both flights on Air Canada? Then you should be able to have your bags checked through in Kelowna by showing the second reservation.


    Unfortunately not I'm flying with westjet to Vancouver. I'll just have to download lots of movies to watch before I can check in!


  • Connection flight
    Jan 16, 2017
    I will be arriving in Vancouver from Hong Kong for connecting flight to Toronto. Do I need to go through Canadian Customs? Do i need to collect my bags from the baggage carousel and recheck them at the transfer desk, or do they go straight through to Toronto.And is 2 hours enough time for all of this?


    Yes, in Vancouver you will go through Canadian immigration and Customs. Ask the Border Canada agent if you need to claim your bags. You have enough time.


    Thank you for your quick response


Google Plus One