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    Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 12:17pm
anyone ever land at VANCOUVER AIPORT late at night? what is the cheapest option to get to whistler village? didn't know that the shuttles stop running at 9PM. Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 12:19pm
i'm sure you can reserve a shuttle for whatever time.... call where ever you are staying and ask them what options are available...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 12:27pm
if you have a few people coming with just get a limo, for $500 you can get a limo (or less for an escalade). What day are you going and how many people are you traveling with? 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 12:29pm
it will be 5 of us! 

rook, have you done that before? 
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I used to drive Limo, and take people up there all the time from Vancouver or YVR (I would then park the limo and ride for the day, your driver might have his gear on the front seat, hahaha).  There are tons of limo companies that offer YVR to Whistler service in Vancouver, spend a few minutes calling around and see what kind of rate you can get.  Talking to some of the people who I know that still work in the industry they aren't that busy right now, so there might be an even better deal to be had.  But the rate was around $500 (all in including tip and tax) for a Limo and around $450 for an Escalade.  It's way nicer than the bus and not that much more money.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 12:48pm
you can rent a car for a day and return it at the village. If your lodging has free parking then I would just rent for the whole stay. it ended up costing me the same price.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 1:01pm
i think AVIS does that. I rented from budget and it was way cheaper than doing the one-way car rental.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 2:19pm
thanks guys. might be renting a car. but more suggestions are always helpful. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 2:38pm
i think rental is your cheapest bet, BUT l'm pretty sure the rental stops at 10pm so you'll probably have to wait till next morning service, at 6 if l am not wrong 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 2:40pm
^^^ Most car rental places close at 1:30am at YVR (Vancouver Airport).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 2:55pm
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^^^ Most car rental places close at 1:30am at YVR (Vancouver Airport).


if thats the case, he has 30min to get off plane, run through customs and get the car. can be tight but still worth a shot
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 3:00pm
HAH, so many obstacles..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 3:08pm
Originally posted by coolz

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^^^ Most car rental places close at 1:30am at YVR (Vancouver Airport).


if thats the case, he has 30min to get off plane, run through customs and get the car. can be tight but still worth a shot

They make it work...... I have picked up cars in the middle of the night at other (much smaller) Airports in the US and Canada. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 3:37pm
When you say shuttle bus do you mean those big buses? like the greyhound?
That's what I was going to suggest they sell bus tickets right out of YVR.
and 500-$450 is cheap?! damn didn't realize the ride up there was so expensive
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 3:54pm
yup, shuttle buses 

just found out you can book private vans via whistler for $350
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 5:05am
I'd reccommend a rental car cuz you can prolly get up there faster then the bus. Only thing is you'd be looking at $20/day for hotel parking.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/14/2012 at 10:02am
call the rental company to verify what time they close. some are open 24hrs. And unless its really bad weather, you wont need 4wd. the drive up sea-to-sky highway is pretty awesome. its a shame you'll be doing it in the dark.

does your lodging have free parking? something to consider if youre keeping the car for you whole stay.
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Originally posted by rook

I used to drive Limo, and take people up there all the time from Vancouver or YVR (I would then park the limo and ride for the day, your driver might have his gear on the front seat, hahaha).  There are tons of limo companies that offer YVR to Whistler service in Vancouver, spend a few minutes calling around and see what kind of rate you can get.  Talking to some of the people who I know that still work in the industry they aren't that busy right now, so there might be an even better deal to be had.  But the rate was around $500 (all in including tip and tax) for a Limo and around $450 for an Escalade.  It's way nicer than the bus and not that much more money.  

How can a bus be that expensive???  Shocked
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/14/2012 at 6:13pm
booked a private van direct from whistler. it's only like 350, split by however many people and it's really not a bad deal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2012 at 8:10am
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Originally posted by rook

I used to drive Limo, and take people up there all the time from Vancouver or YVR (I would then park the limo and ride for the day, your driver might have his gear on the front seat, hahaha).  There are tons of limo companies that offer YVR to Whistler service in Vancouver, spend a few minutes calling around and see what kind of rate you can get.  Talking to some of the people who I know that still work in the industry they aren't that busy right now, so there might be an even better deal to be had.  But the rate was around $500 (all in including tip and tax) for a Limo and around $450 for an Escalade.  It's way nicer than the bus and not that much more money.  

How can a bus be that expensive???  Shocked

Bus can run 75-90 per person (depending on time of year), so when you have 6+ people it can actually be cheaper. 
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