Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Vancouver, Canada

Commute patterns by Train, Bus & Ferry in Vancouver - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Vancouver get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Vancouver walk each day. See which Train, Bus & Ferry and stations are most popular in Vancouver, and more!

Vancouver has 3 transit type(s), including: Train, Bus & Ferry, operated by several transit agencies, including SkyTrain, BC Transit - Chilliwack Transit System & BC Transit - Fraser Valley Express

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In Vancouver, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 43 min. Over 44% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Vancouver each day? Commuters wait on average 10 min, but over 29% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Vancouver is 7.5 km. Yet 42% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Vancouver is 29%. On average, 46% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Vancouver, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.73 km? Approximately, 23% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in Vancouver

How long do people usually commute in Vancouver by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in Vancouver spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 43 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Vancouver, Canada?

The percentage of transit riders in Vancouver who ride public transit, including Train, Bus & Ferry for more than 2 hours every day is 44%.

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Waiting Time in Vancouver

How long do people usually wait at a station in Vancouver every day?

The average amount of time people in Vancouver wait at a stop or station for their Train, Bus & Ferry line on a weekday is 10 min.

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How many people in Vancouver usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in Vancouver who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 29%.

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Trip Distance in Vancouver

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Vancouver?

The average distance people in Vancouver usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Train, Bus & Ferry is 7.5 km.

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How many people have a long commute every day in Vancouver?

The percentage of people in Vancouver that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 42%.

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Number of Transfers in Vancouver

How many people perform single line trips in Vancouver?

The percentage of people in Vancouver who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 29%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in Vancouver?

The percentage of people in Vancouver who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 29%.

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Walking Distance in Vancouver

How far do people usually walk per trip in Vancouver?

The average distance people in Vancouver walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 7.5 km.

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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Vancouver?

The percentage of people in Vancouver who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 42%.

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Most popular Train lines

  • 992 - EXPO SKYTRAIN
  • 980 - CANADA LINE SKYTRAIN
  • 991 - MILLENNIUM SKYTRAIN

Most popular Train stations

  • Waterfront Station
  • Commercial-Broadway Station
  • Vancouver City Centre Station

Most popular Bus lines

  • 19 - METROTOWN STN/STANLEY PARK
  • 49 - METROTOWN STN/DUNBAR LOOP/UBC
  • 25 - BRENTWOOD STN/UBC

Most popular Bus stations

  • Metrotown Stn
  • Marine Drive Stn Bay 1
  • Wb W Georgia St FS Granville St

Most popular Train lines

  • 992 - EXPO SKYTRAIN
  • 980 - CANADA LINE SKYTRAIN
  • 991 - MILLENNIUM SKYTRAIN

Most popular Train stations

  • Waterfront Station
  • Commercial-Broadway Station
  • Vancouver City Centre Station

Most popular Bus lines

  • 19 - METROTOWN STN/STANLEY PARK
  • 49 - METROTOWN STN/DUNBAR LOOP/UBC
  • 25 - BRENTWOOD STN/UBC

Most popular Bus stations

  • Metrotown Stn
  • Marine Drive Stn Bay 1
  • Wb W Georgia St FS Granville St

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