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Getting into Burnaby is easy as the city is well linked with neighboring cities and municipalities such as Vancouver, Westmister, and Surrey. Travelers can reach the city by car or by public transit.
By car: Many parts of Burnaby can be reached by car in about 25 minutes.From Vancouver, take the Trans-Highway 1 or Highway 7 and 7A. Taxis to Burnaby are also available.
By bus: Many buses routes Burnaby from Vancouver. #19 starts in downtown Vancouver and stops at the Metrotown Mall. #10 Hastings connects Burrard Street (downtown Vancouver) to Brentwood Mall along Hastings Streeth. If you wish to go to Burnaby Heights area, take Bus #135 SFU from downtown Vancouver. Buses are available from 5am to 1am. Regular bus fare is $3.75, but it is discounted to $2.50 after 6:30 pm, on weekends, and during public holidays.
By train: The Skytrain rapid transit service has several stations in Burnaby. There are two transit lines that cross the city and link it with nearby municipalities. One, the Expo Line, routes central and south Burnaby. The Millenium Line, on the other hand, follows Loughweed Highway and services the northern part of Burnaby. Skytrain lines have allowed faster links from and to Vancouver, New Westminster, and Surrey. From downtown Vancouver to central Burnaby (Metrotown), travel time is about 20 minutes.
Getting around Burnaby: Skytrain has 11 stops in Burnaby. If you’re on the Expo Line, you can get off at Patterson, Metrotown, Royal Oak, or Edmonds. The Millenium Line stops at Gilmore, Brentwood Town Centre, Holdom, Sperling, Lake City, Production Way, and Lougheed Town Centre. To get to a shopping mall, restaurant, or other destinations, there are plenty of buses in Burnaby. Walking and biking are other popular means of getting around the city.