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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Richmond has to offer.

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.

Most popular restaurants in Richmond

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When to visit Richmond

Richmond in December
Estimated package price
2 travelers
Flight to Richmond
3 nights at hotel
Richmond in December
Estimated package price
2 travelers
Flight to Richmond
3 nights at hotel

How to Get to Richmond


When flying to Richmond, you’ll arrive at Vancouver Airport (YVR), which is located 3 miles from the city center.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Richmond, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Richmond to Seattle takes 2h 45m and costs around $50 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Everett, expect to pay about $26 for a 3h 09m trip.


Another option to get to Richmond is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 8 miles from Richmond. You’ll find branches of Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Richmond, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Richmond takes 105 miles and will cost you around $32. From Seattle, the ticket costs about $32 for a journey of 190 miles. The most popular bus station is Richmond River Rock Casino, located 1.8 miles from downtown Richmond. Richmond Bus Stop is also a commonly used station, and is 1.7 miles from the city center.

Airports near Richmond

Airlines serving Richmond

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British Airways
Good (2,034 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,690 reviews)
Air France
Good (606 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (317 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,509 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Richmond

Average rates range from around $193 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $332 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Richmond

Most booked hotels in Richmond

Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Excellent (8.9, 2345 reviews)
Coast Tsawwassen Inn
Excellent (8.8, 655 reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Airport - Richmond
Excellent (8.7, 1589 reviews)
Inn at the Quay
Excellent (8.2, 501 reviews)
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Good (7.9, 2986 reviews)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport Richmond
Good (7.9, 1521 reviews)

Renting a car in Richmond

Renting a car in Richmond costs $50 per day, on average, or $151 if you want to rent if for 3 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and National are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Richmond is the Routes Car & Truck Rentals branch at 9200 Bridgeport Road, which is 2 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 29% cheaper than airport locations in Richmond.

Expect to pay $4.92 per gallon in Richmond (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. The most frequently booked car type in Richmond is Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Toyota Yaris or similar) are, on average, 68% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.