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|
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Book your flight to Whistler via Vancouver. The distance between Vancouver International Airport and Whistler is a short 2-hour drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway, one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the area. Currently, The Vancouver International Airport is served by more than 40 air-carriers, operating 17 International and 22 US scheduled flights, and a broad array of Canadian destinations.
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.
Taxes & Airline Fees
Taxes and airline fees may include GST, QST, NavCan and other surcharges, Canada Security Charge, and Airport Improvement Fees. Transborder flights to the U.S. and flights to international destinations may be subject to additional fees.