Richmond travel guide

Richmond Tourism | Richmond Guide

You're Going to Love Richmond

With a population of 182,000, Richmond is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Richmond

If you’re looking for affordable options, Com Vietnamese (7688 Alderbridge Way #120) and Nu Chinese Bistro (2170-8788 McKim Way) are great picks.

When to visit Richmond

Richmond in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Richmond in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Richmond


When flying to Richmond, you’ll arrive at Vancouver Airport (YVR), which is located 4 km from the city centre.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Richmond, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Richmond to Bellingham takes 1h 53m and costs around $23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about $83 for a 2h 45m trip.


Another option to get to Richmond is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 13 km from Richmond. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Alamo, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Richmond, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. The most popular bus station is Richmond River Rock Casino, located 3.0 km from the city centre of Richmond. Richmond Bus Stop is also a commonly used station, and is 2.7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Richmond

Airlines serving Richmond

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British Airways
Good (2,090 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,726 reviews)
Air France
Good (628 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,688 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (318 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,590 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (596 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Richmond

Average rates range from around $323 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $621 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Go House and La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport.

Where to stay in popular areas of Richmond

Most booked hotels in Richmond

Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport - Richmond
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport Richmond
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
River Rock Casino Resort
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Vancouver Airport
Okay (5.2, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Richmond

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Richmond is the Routes Car & Truck Rentals branch at 9200 Bridgeport Road, which is 3 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $2.19 per litre in Richmond (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.25 and $35.00. The most frequently booked car type in Richmond is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Chevrolet Sonic Sedan or similar) is, on average, 75% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.