West Coast Express (WCE) is a weekday commuter rail service that operates during peak morning and evening periods travelling between Downtown Vancouver and Mission.
Children aged 12 and under can ride TransLink services free of charge as part of a new provincial program.
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Planning to travel to and from YVR? Learn more about transferring across transit modes.
Full fare pricing table
||TO OR FROM WATERFRONT||TO OR FROM OTHER STATIONS|
|COMPASS FARE TYPE||3 Zones: Moody Centre, Coquitlam Central, Port Coquitlam||4 Zones: Pitt Meadows, Maple Meadows, Port Haney||5 Zones: Mission City||1-2 Zones: Travel within a single zone or between adjacent zones||3 Zones: 3 Zone travel across WCE (e.g., Mission City to Moody Centre)|
|COMPASS TICKETS / TAP TO PAY (Cash) †|
|Adult One-Way †||$8.05||$9.85||$13.40||$6.20||$8.05|
|Concession One Way||$4.75||$6.15||$8.30||$3.75||$4.75|
|Adult Return Ticket *||$15.55||$19.00||$25.40||$11.75||$15.55|
|Concession Return Ticket *||$9.60||$12.00||$16.30||$7.45||$9.60|
|STORED VALUE (Compass Card)|
|RETURN PASS (Compass Card)*|
|MONTHLY PASS (Compass Card)*|
* includes unlimited travel on all buses, SkyTrain and SeaBus (excludes Canada Line YVR AddFare)
† Tap to Pay is only available for adult one-way fares.
|WCE Daily Parking: $3||WCE Monthly Parking: $60|
WCE fares vary depending on how many zones you travel through. Customers can choose to pay for:
one-way travel with a Compass Ticket, with Stored Value on a Compass Card, or Tap to Pay
a Return Fare, for two-way travel on the same day with a Compass Ticket or pre-purchased and loaded on a Compass Card. Return Fare includes unlimited travel on all buses, SkyTrain and SeaBus (Excluding Canada Line YVR Add Fare) on that same day.
a Monthly Pass for unlimited travel within the calendar month, loaded onto a Compass Card
WCE services accept Compass Cards, Compass Tickets, contactless payment (debit & credit), Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.
Some passengers are entitled to discounted fares or concessions. These eligible passengers include:
BC Bus Pass holders
youth 13 to 18 years*
*Must carry valid photo ID proving age
CNIB pass holders who live in Metro Vancouver ride for free.
Children aged 12 and under can ride TransLink services free of charge. Learn more on the Fare Pricing and Zones page.
U-Pass BC West Coast Express Fares
Single ride discounts on WCE services are available for U-Pass BC holders. A credit for an Adult 1-Zone fare is applied onto the U-Pass when the card is tapped at a WCE faregate. To receive the discounted WCE fare, U-Pass BC users must first have Stored Value added to their cards.
A West Coast Express Monthly Pass option offers unlimited travel for the calendar month for the number of zones purchased. Monthly Passes are loaded onto your Compass Card.
Your next month’s pass can be pre-purchased from the 20th of the preceding month. For example, a pass for September can be purchased from Aug. 20 onwards. You can buy a Monthly Pass for the current month until the 15th. Monthly passes are only good in the calendar month they are purchased for.
Compass Card Stored Value
Single-ride fares can be purchased at a discount over cash with the Stored Value on your Compass Card.
Compass Tickets for the WCE can be purchased at Compass Vending Machines (CVMs). This option is best for customers who occasionally use WCE and don't have a Compass Card.
DayPasses are loaded on to your Compass Card and provide only a one-zone credit for WCE travel. Please ensure you have sufficient Stored Value on your Compass Card before starting your trip.
Return Passes and Return Tickets
Both Return Passes and Return Tickets provide one days’ travel from the time you tap in until 4 a.m. the next day. Return Passes and Return Tickets also include a return journey on West Coast Express as well as unlimited travel on buses, SkyTrain and SeaBus (excluding Canada Line YVR AddFare) on that same day. For example, you can take a return journey on WCE and also use other transit services during the day or evening. Return Passes are loaded on a Compass Card and Return Tickets are available for purchase at WCE Compass Vending Machines.
Once you tap into WCE, you have 120 minutes before your trip expires. You can transfer across WCE, bus, SeaBus, and SkyTrain on a single fare. Your travel time begins when you first tap your card or ticket to enter a transit area.
If you transfer onto WCE from other transit modes, you'll need to pay additional fare. If you're within the 90-minute transfer window, a 1-Zone fare will be deducted from your WCE fare when using:
Contactless credit card or Interac Debit (Tap to Pay)
For example, if you originally paid with Stored Value on bus and are transferring to WCE, your WCE fare would be discounted by the cost of a 1-Zone fare for this payment type.
Conventional Monthly Pass, DayPass, and Stored Value holders pay the West Coast Express AddFare when transferring onto WCE. Make sure you have enough Stored Value to cover the AddFare before you start travelling.
Have any questions? Get in touch 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days per week at 604.953.3333.
TransLink Customer Service Centre
#54 – 601 W Cordova Street
Vancouver BC, V6B 1G1
For West Coast Express Train times, check out the WCE Schedule.