You can skip watching the meter on your next ride home from YVR. And if your visiting friends or in-laws want to know how much it’s going to cost to grab at taxi at YVR (in addition to why you didn’t just pick them up) you can tell them. Starting November 6, taxi companies operating out of YVR implemented guaranteed zone fares to destinations in Richmond and Vancouver. All other destinations throughout Metro Vancouver, including inbound trips to YVR, will maintain the metered system.
Will this make it cheaper for you? Probably not. But it does introduce consistency. In the off chance you get a driver who asks you for directions, this will ensure you don’t pay the price in anything more than irritation and time. The zone fare system is becoming the norm. They use it at numerous international airports around the world including New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
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Last modified: November 8, 2014