Birdwatching on Mudd Bay
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Transportation & Maps

The easiest way to get to and around Surrey is by car. Surrey is approximately 35 minutes from downtown Vancouver by car, or via the SkyTrain rapid transit link.

Car Travel

Driving around is quite simple since the city is laid out on a grid system: avenues go east-west, from 0 Avenue (at the Canada-US border) to 116 Avenue, while streets run north-south, from 120 Street (at the Surrey-Delta border) to 196 Street (at the Surrey-Langley border).

Two major bridges connect Surrey to neighbouring municipalities, including the Pattullo Bridge to New Westminster and the Port Mann Bridge to Coquitlam. Surrey can also be reached from the BC Ferries terminals at Horseshoe Bay (a 40-minute drive east, mostly on the Trans-Canada Highway) and Tsawwassen (a 20-minute drive via Ladner Trunk Road into South Surrey).

Surrey sits on the Canada-US border, and is home to two border crossings. Enter or leave Canada via the main Peace Arch border crossing (on Highway 99 in Canada, Interstate-5 in the United States), or via the Pacific Highway border crossing (on Highway in Canada, Highway 543 in the United States).

Numerous car rental agencies can be found along the King George Highway, and about ten different taxi companies serve the Surrey area.

Rail & Bus Travel

Trains and Greyhound buses arrive at the Pacific Central Station (1150 Station St) in downtown Vancouver. To travel to Surrey from there, board the SkyTrain (Expo Line) at the adjacent Main Street-Science World station, or hop in a taxi.

Public Transportation

Surrey is included in Metro Vancouver's TransLink public transportation system. From downtown Vancouver, it takes about 30 minutes to reach Surrey by SkyTrain. Surrey has four SkyTrain stations, all on the Expo Line: Scott Road, Gateway, Surrey Central, and King George.

Public buses are another efficient way of getting around. Buses run approximately between 5am and 1am. Discount fares are available after 6:30pm and on weekends and public holidays. For TransLink customer information, call 604-953-3333 (6:30am-11:30pm).

Air Travel

For international travellers, Surrey is conveniently close to two major international airports: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Richmond, and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX).

It's a 30-minute drive from Vancouver International Airport to Surrey. Rental cars, taxis, limousines, and public transportation are available at the airport.

Cycling in Surrey

Some roads in Surrey have bicycle lanes, and the City of Surrey offers cycling maps on its web site.

Check out the Visitor Centre for travel tips, driving directions and maps.

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