Best Vancouver Transit App for Seabus

Best Vancouver Transit App for Vancouver SeaBus

Vancouver, get from A to be B on SeaBus with less OMG 🚀

Navigating Vancouver by transit can be challenging. It’s a big city and there’s so much to do, but how do you get there?

If your destination involves going across the water to get there, chances are SeaBus is part of your commute. Rocketman can help you not only plan your SeaBus trip but help give you peace of mind by delivering real-time alerts that keep you up-to-date on your journey.

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Vancouver, we’ve got you covered for SeaBus!

The original SeaBus first set sail in 1977, taking passengers across the Burrard Inlet between Vancouver and North Vancouver. This passenger-only ferry has over 40 years of transit service, so they know what they’re doing.

Currently, there are three SeaBus vessels that serve two terminals for a single service line. It sees approximately 6,000 daily passengers, and you could be one of them!

Rocketman can help you navigate Vancouver using the SeaBus. We’ll let you know when you need to be there, when you should arrive, and give you a heads-up about any delays or changes that you need to know while you’re riding!

How to pay for the SeaBus

SeaBus riders need to pay a fare before they can board the ferry.

Fares for TransLink’s SeaBus can be paid with a Compass Card or Compass Ticket. Riders can also pay fare using a credit card or mobile wallet. Accepted forms of payment include American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay.

How to buy fares/passes?

You can purchase fares using your Compass Card online, via a Compass Vending Machine or at an in-person retailer. If you are purchasing fare online or loading your card, you’ll want to do so no later than two hours before your trip.

If you are opting to use a credit card or mobile wallet to pay your SeaBus fare, you can simply tap-to-pay at the terminal before you board.

Where to buy fares/passes?

Compass Cards can be purchased (or loaded) at the following locations:

  • Online

  • Compass Vending Machines, which are located in all SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express stations, along with some London Drug stores

  • Compass Customer Service Centres, located at Stadium–Chinatown Station and the West Coast Express Customer Service office at Waterfront Station

  • Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminals

Those paying for their SeaBus trip via credit card or mobile wallet simply need to tap-to-pay before they board.

SeaBus Fares Zones

To ride the SeaBus, you’ll need a valid fare for 1-, 2-, or 3-Zone. TransLink fare zones determine your fare cost, are broken down according to service area, and include:

  • 1-Zone covers Vancouver proper

  • 2-Zone covers Richmond, New Westminster, Burnaby, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver

  • 3-Zone covers Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, and Delta

For more information, you can see TransLink’s fare zone page.

If you are travelling on the SeaBus after 6: