Sky train is the most popular form of transportation, in the Vancouver metro area, and it's the best, and fastest way, to travel between cities.
Surrey Central Station, is one of the largest, and busiest sky train stations in the area. Sky trains run quite frequently, and travel to New Westminster, Burnaby, Vancouver, and Richmond. If you’re traveling between Surrey and Richmond, you need to change sky trains in Vancouver. If you’re just changing trains, you do not need to purchase a new ticket.
Tickets must be purchased at a machine at the station. Most machines require a card, but there is usually one that takes cash. My cousin said that tickets cost about $5 CAD during the day, and $7 CAD at night, but one weekends, day time tickets cost only $2.50 CAD. Tickets are good for 3 hours. Most of the time, the tickets aren't checked, but sometimes they are, so make sure you have a valid ticket, so you don't get a $100 fine. If your ticket is only a few minutes past its expiration, they will usually cut you a break, but if your 3 hours had passed, you need to purchase a new ticket.
A car is a must in Surrey. The main attractions, are spread out all over the city, so if you don't have a car, you won't be seeing too much. Also, a car will come in real handy, if you need to go shopping, or want to go to a restaurant, go for entertainment, or just explore the city. There are a lot of hidden attractions, that can only be reached by car.
We drove from the U.S., so we had our own car, and I also had a cousin, and an uncle with a car, so we always had a car on hand, which was a good thing. Buses don't go everywhere, and cabs are expensive, so if you don't have a car in Surrey, you are pretty much stuck, in one place.
It's best to drive your own car into Surrey, but if you live too far away, just rent one when you arrive, unless you know someone with a car.
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