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Swoop recently launched cheap flights from Abbotsford Airport to other Canadian cities. However I'm having difficulties figuring out a cheap way of getting there from Vancouver - it seems that there aren't any direct connections and the only shuttle bus costs $50 just to get to Surrey.

Are there any other options I'm missing? Or perhaps a car rental is the cheapest option?

  • Did you find the ground transportation page on the Abbotsford Airport website? It certainly seems to imply that the only transit options that go directly to the airport are a shuttle service (which you found) and taxis. – Michael Seifert Feb 1 '18 at 20:05
  • @MichaelSeifert yes I did but airport websites are often out of date or incomplete – JonathanReez Feb 1 '18 at 20:06
  • Note too that if flying to the Toronto area, Swoop will serve John C. Munro Airport in Hamilton, so you'll have a transportation issue at that end as well. (On the other hand, if going to Niagara Falls/St. Catharines, Hamilton airport is actually a better choice.) – Jim MacKenzie Feb 2 '18 at 15:19
  • @JimMackenzie going to Toronto I'd probably rent a car anyway as public transport sucks there for anything outside of the city center. But I'd rather not pay for a rental car to be parked through the weekend. – JonathanReez Feb 2 '18 at 17:09
  • @JonathanReez Public transit is indeed good in the city centre, but beyond, a car is easier. Mind, the freeways (particularly Highway 401) are some of the most congested in the world. – Jim MacKenzie Feb 2 '18 at 17:55
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Changing this answer since Greyhound not longer serves Western Canada.

Luckily ebus has stepped in and runs straight from Abbotsford Airport to Vancouver. (I work for Busbud, the linked ticketing site.)

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