Abbotsford travel guide

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You're Going to Love Abbotsford

With a population of 151,683, Abbotsford is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 1 days in order to fully appreciate everything Abbotsford has to offer.

Where to Eat in Abbotsford

If you’re looking for affordable options, S+L Kitchen & Bar - Abbotsford (200-2070 Sumas Way) and Milestones Grill + Bar - Abbotsford (E110-3122 Mt Lehman Rd) are great picks.

When to visit Abbotsford

Abbotsford in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Abbotsford in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Abbotsford in July, when the average temperature is 62.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 73.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 32 °F, with an average temperature of 35.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 7.9″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Abbotsford, with an average rainfall of 0.8″.

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How to Get to Abbotsford


When flying to Abbotsford, you’ll arrive at Abbotsford (YXX), which is located 4 miles from the city center.


VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Abbotsford, followed by Amtrak. The train journey from Abbotsford to Bellingham takes 1h 53m and costs around $14 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about $34 for a 4h 00m trip. The train station in Abbotsford is called Abbotsford, and is located 5 miles from the city center.


Another option to get to Abbotsford is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 40 miles from Abbotsford. You’ll find branches of Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Abbotsford, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Abbotsford takes 105 miles and will cost you around $32. From Seattle, the ticket costs about $32 for a journey of 240 miles.

Airports near Abbotsford

Airlines serving Abbotsford

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
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Turkish Airlines
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British Airways
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Austrian Airlines
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Brussels Airlines
Good (83 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in Abbotsford

Where to stay in popular areas of Abbotsford

Most booked hotels in Abbotsford

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Langley, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.4, 483 reviews)
Coast Abbotsford Hotel & Suites
Excellent (8, 419 reviews)
Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre
Good (7.9, 806 reviews)
Best Western Plus Country Meadows Inn
Good (7.9, 379 reviews)
Best Western Plus Mission City Lodge
Good (7.8, 252 reviews)
Super 8 by Wyndham Abbotsford BC
Good (7.1, 945 reviews)
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Renting a car in Abbotsford

Renting a car in Abbotsford costs $76 per day, on average. Enterprise, Avis and Budget are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Abbotsford is the Hertz branch at 30440 Liberator Avenue, which is 5 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 7% more expensive than at Vancouver Intl.

Expect to pay $4.92 per gallon in Abbotsford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $59.05 and $78.74.