Sorry if this question keeps getting asked. I've looked over threads but am still a little confused. We will be staying in East Vancouver for 4 days and won't have a car til Day 4.
Our movements will be
Day 1 - (possible) Airport to downtown (probably then cab to East Vancouver accommodation due to luggage) Might do cab instead for whole trip- unsure at this stage. Possible bus in East Vancouver to kill some time waiting for another friend to arrive. Then downtown for afternoon/evening then back to accommodation in East Vancouver
Day 2 - Downtown for the day + free shuttle to Capilano Suspension Bridge + downtown for dinner then back to accommodation.
Day 3 - need to get downtown for Sea Plane to Victoria, bus in Victoria to the gardens then bus and ferry back to Vancouver. Public transport back to East Vancouver.
Just wondering about best use of day pass or compass card. Which do you recommend for us (2 adults)?
With day 1 I'm assuming you can get a day pass at airport + the extra surcharge. When I went onto trip planner it had the fare of $9.10, which I'm assuming is just a one-off fare. I couldn't work out if I can select day pass from the airport. If I can, I'm leaning towards public transport + cab from station, seeing we are going into back downtown later on in the day.
Day 2 - we aren't near any vending machines etc where we are staying. Can we pick up an extra day pass the previous day at the airport that we can use Day 2? Or can we just pick one up downtown somewhere on Day 1? We'll also need to get a day pass for Day 3 - maybe?? see below!
Day 3 - day pass?? I'm guessing the pass is for Vancouver only, not Victoria? Not sure if it is better just to pay fares rather than a day pass for this day.
Day 4 - just pay the fare to downtown??