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Concierge Summer Transportation Guide

Getting to Whistler can be half the fun. The Sea to Sky Highway offers breathtaking views of the mountains and sea, and if you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a stunning sunset or sunrise.

Planning your way to Whistler it can sometimes be easier to work directly with an expert. To ensure that your journey to our beautiful resort is just as memorable as your stay with us our knowledgeable Concierge team is always happy to hear about your summer transportation preferences and help you plan. They can be reached directly by email or phone below.

If you are staying at Fairmont Gold, please contact our Fairmont Gold dedicated Concierge team for a more personalized service.


Planning a visit this Fall? While much of the information provided is applicable to the autumn season, please use it as a reference only. We recommend reaching out to our team directly to confirm the availability of specific offerings.

  • Avis is the only car rental agency in Whistler
  • Daily rates based on availability & demand: from $75 to $150 CAD
  • One-way rentals are subject to additional fees: from $50 to $100 CAD
  • Hotel nightly parking rates:  self-parking $39 CAD | valet parking $48 CAD
  • Most other major car rental agencies operate in or near the Vancouver Airport but cars cannot be dropped off or picked up in Whistler: National | Alamo | Hertz | Dollar Thrifty | Avis | Zipcar | Budget*
    *Reservations are required.

Chauffeured vehicles and private coaches are the preferred method of transportation based on no wait times, shortest travel times to/from Whistler, and the personal, professional service offered.

One-way rates to/from Whistler & Downtown Vancouver | Vancouver Airport

  • Sedan | 1 or 2 people from $415 | $430
  • Luxury SUV | 3 or 4 people from $500 | $545
  • Sprinter Van | Up to 11 people from $595 | $645
  • Mini Coach | Up to 18 people from $845 | $895

A 20% service fee is added to all bookings: 15% goes towards the driver gratuity and 5% as a service fee. An airport parking fee (for arrivals only) is additional as well as a 5% tax. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Travel times

Whistler to Vancouver Airport:2.5 hours | Whistler to Vancouver: 1.5 to 2 hours.


We suggest letting us help you secure a booking with our locally-based & trusted partners with whom we have long standing relationships.

Some of our guests have experienced issues when booking themselves directly or via third party transportation sites who may not be as well versed with Whistler’s particular needs; these companies act as a booking agent only, similar to Expedia, however they do not operate or own the vehicles themselves, and last-moment cancellations are not uncommon. If you choose to book directly with any agency, online or by phone, we strongly encourage you to reach out and connect directly with the company they have booked you with ahead of time to ensure they will be able to provide the service you have requested.

Whistler Shuttle does not offer scheduled departures from YVR but does match your arrival time with other arriving guests. You will typically travel in 20 passenger Sprinter vans but occasionally in a larger coach.

  • Quickest overall travel time to Whistler
  • Door to Door Service
  • Slightly more expensive
  • Complete flexibility for early or delayed flights (providing they fall within the operating times).

Travel time from departure: 2.5 – 3 hours

Price: One Way (Round trip discount not available)
Adult (13+) $79.00 plus GST
Child (6-12) $35.00 plus GST
Tot (0-5) Free
– Schedules Subject to Change
– Prices do not include 5% GST
– 100% non-refundable within 24 hours of travel


Northbound from Vancouver Airport to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

A 2 hour maximum wait time is guaranteed if:
– Your flight lands between10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (April 18, 2024, to November 21, 2024)
– You reserve at least 72 hours in advance

– Wait time starts when you check-in with their airport representative
(after you clear customs and/or collect your luggage)
– If booked within 72 hours they cannot guarantee your departure time from the airport

Southbound from Fairmont Chateau Whistler to YVR

April 18, 2024 to November 21, 2024
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Vancouver Downtown
Vancouver Airport
5:40 9:00
7:40 11:00
9:40  — 13:00
11:40 15:00
14:40 18:00
16:40 20:00

Skylynx Airport Express Shuttle Departs based on a set schedule from Vancouver Airport. Drops off at the front door of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. A great service if it fits with your schedule and the flight arrives as planned. If you miss your bus, you will be rescheduled to the next non-express Skylynx bus that has availability.

Travel time from departure: 2.5 hours

  • Door-to-door service
  • Reasonably priced
  • Fewest departure options, if you miss your bus you are on the non-express bus


One-Way Adult (13+) $70.00 plus GST | Round Trip $115.00 plus GST
Child (6-12) half price
Tot (0-5) Free

Northbound from Vancouver Airport to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

April 18, 2024, to November 21, 2024
Vancouver Airport
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
10:00 12:15
13:30 15:45

Southbound from Fairmont Chateau Whistler to YVR

April 18, 2024, to November 21, 2024
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Vancouver Downtown
Vancouver Airport
13:00               — 15:45
16:30               — 19:15
17:30               19:45

Departs based on a set schedule from YVR Airport and Downtown Vancouver. Drops off at the Gateway Loop in Whistler Village. A 15-minute walk from the hotel, or a 1-minute walk to the closest Fairmont shuttle stop, which is on a 15 minute loop.

  • Longest travel time
  • Does not drop off at the hotel
  • Most economical price
  • Wi-Fi and washrooms on board


Airport to Whistler Adult (13+) $54.00 plus GST | Round Trip $75.00 plus GST

Vancouver Downtown to Whistler Adult (13+) $33.00 plus GST | Round Trip $44.00 plus GST

Child (6-12) half price

Tot (0-5) Free


Northbound from Vancouver Airport to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

April 18, 2024, to November 21, 2024
Vancouver Airport
Vancouver Downtown
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
7:00 8:00 10:00
8:30 9:30 11:30
11:30 12:30 14:30
15:00 16:00 18:00
19:30 20:30 22:30

Southbound from Fairmont Chateau Whistler to YVR


April 18, 2024, to November 21, 2024
Whistler Village
Vancouver Downtown
Vancouver Airport
7:30 9:30 10:30
11:00 13:00 14:00
12:30 14:30 15:30
15:30 17:30 18:30
19:00 21:00 22:00

Helicopter charter services are available and rates are available upon request, starting about $4450 plus tax, one way between Vancouver Airport and Whistler Heliport.

This service is not recommended for any airport transfers or any time sensitive transfers due to inconsistencies in service promises.

Uber & Lyft are not available in Whistler for pick up.


The closest airport to Fairmont Chateau Whistler is Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 12 km from Downtown Vancouver and approximately 85 miles (137 km) south of the resort. Most major airline carriers fly into Vancouver.

  • Air Canada 1 (888) 247-2262
  • WestJet 1 (888) 937-8538
  • American Airlines 1 (800) 433-7300
  • Delta Airlines 1 (800) 221-1212
  • United Airlines 1 (800) 538-2929
  • British Airways 1 (800) 247 9297
  • KLM Airlines 1 (866) 434 0321

From Vancouver International Airport
(Approximately 3 hours)

  1. Follow the signs to Grant McConachie Way, Vancouver and city center.
  2. Proceed over the Arthur Laing Bridge.
  3. Keep right and follow the signs to Granville Street and city center.
  4. Go along Granville Street (approximately 8 km), then over the Granville Bridge.
  5. Take the Seymour exit off Granville Bridge.
  6. Follow Seymour Street 7 blocks to Georgia and turn left (west).
  7. Head west along Georgia Street, approximately 12 blocks to Stanley Park.
  8. Go through Stanley Park and onto the Lion’s Gate Bridge.
  9. As you leave the bridge, follow the signs for West Vancouver.
  10. You will find yourself on Marine Drive.
  11. At the 1st traffic light turn right onto Taylor Way.
  12. At the 2nd traffic light, take the left lane and follow the signs to Horseshoe Bay.
  13. At Horseshoe Bay, watch for the exit sign onto Highway 99 North to Squamish and Whistler.
  14. Continue north along Highway 99 to Whistler Village.
  15. Once you reach the Whistler Valley, proceed through 6 traffic lights and turn right at the 7th traffic light onto Lorimer Road.
  16. Follow Lorimer Road through the traffic light to the Upper Village, until you reach the 4-way stop sign at Blackcomb Way.
  17. Turn right onto Blackcomb Way.
  18. Almost immediately, you will see The Fairmont Chateau Whistler sign at the foot of Chateau Boulevard (left-hand side).
  • Self-parking: $41 CAD/night plus taxes, with unlimited access.
  • Valet service: $50 CAD/night plus taxes, with unlimited access.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler is pleased to offer access to Tesla Supercharger electric vehicle charging stations (ten stations total, up to 72 kW).