Getting to Whistler by Airplane
To get to Whistler, you will fly into Vancouver, British Columbia. From there, options include renting a car or using one of the many shuttle services to take you along the magnificent and aptly named Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler.
Approximate Flying Times From Major Cities
|City||Approximate Flying Time|
|Atlanta (ATL)||5.25 Hours|
|Chicago (ORD)||5.5 Hours|
|Dallas (DFW)||4 Hours|
|Denver (DEN)||3 Hours|
|Hong Kong (HKG)||12 Hours|
|Houston (IAH)||6 Hours|
|London, England (LHR)||10 Hours|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||3 Hours|
|Miami (MIA)||6 Hours|
|New York (LGA, JFK & EWR)||6 Hours|
|San Jose (SJC)||2 Hours|
|San Francisco (SFO)||2 Hours|
|Sydney, Australia (SYD)||15 Hours|
|Toronto (YYZ)||5 Hours|
Award-Winning Access – YVR
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is an award-winning airport. It has won the SkyTrax award for best airport in North America for 7 consecutive years. YVR is serviced by 55 airlines and has non-stop service to 122 destinations worldwide. YVR is only 2.5 hours away from Whistler via the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. Once you arrive at YVR, you can rent a car to drive to Whistler, rent a limo, or take a shuttle or coach. There is also convenient taxi service. Day or night, there are numerous ways to get to Whistler efficiently and safely.
Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)
YXX is the second largest airport in the Lower Mainland and is located about 65 kms (40 mi) from downtown Vancouver and 185 kms (115 mi). YXX offers daily Canadian domestic scheduled services and seasonal international scheduled services. There are car rental options from the airport but no shuttle options direct to Whistler.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Whistler is also an easy drive from Sea-Tac Airport (SEA). Sea-Tac offers competitive deals for domestic US flights, and is a popular choice for travellers making their way to Whistler. The journey by car takes about 5 hours.