Everything you need to know to take transit to Playland at PNE

Everything you need to know to take transit to Playland at PNE

14 Hastings bus driving along Playland at PNE

With summer approaching, more outdoor activities are blooming in Metro Vancouver including the fun-filled amusement park, Playland at PNE.

Featuring thrill-inducing rides like the Skybender, Beast, Log Flume, and Hell’s Gate, Playland is the place to be for adrenaline seekers! If hopping on carnival rides is not your kind of fun, you can still enjoy games and attractions including the Climbing Wall and Sweet Escape Mini Golf.

There are also events like a dance competition where 100 contestants battle to win the 2023 BattleZone Vancouver Competition. And of course, they’ve got the noms – new ice cream flavours, noodle bar items, and more.

Playland is a place of fun for everyone, and transit can take you there!

  • 📍 2901 East Hastings St.
  • 📅 June: Saturdays and Sundays (beginning June 3); July: Wednesday-Sunday; August: Wednesday-Sunday (ending August 18)

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Here’s everything you need to know to take transit to Playland:

How to take transit to Playland

Taking transit to Playland is easy and convenient with several bus routes stopping steps away from PNE. Find your best route using our Trip Planner.

The 14 Hastings / UBC16 29th Avenue Station / Arbutus, R5 Hastings St RapidBus, 130 Metrotown Station / Phibbs Exchange/Kootenay Loop, and 222 Metrotown Station / Phibbs Exchange buses all take you to Playland.

From within Vancouver

The 14, 16, and R5 buses all go through various areas in Vancouver. Find the bus closest to you using our Trip Planner.

From outside Vancouver

North Shore

If you’re coming from North Vancouver, you can ride any bus that takes you to Phibbs Exchange then transfer to the 28 Joyce Station bus and get off at Hastings St. and Cassiar St. These routes take you to Phibbs Exchange:

You can also take the SeaBus to Waterfront, ride the R5 RapidBus to SFU, and get off at the Hastings St. and Renfrew St. stop.

If you’re taking transit from West Vancouver, you can take either the 250 or 257 Vancouver bus then the R5 RapidBus to SFU at Hastings St. and Abbott St.


If you’re coming from Burnaby, you can take the 130 Phibbs Exchange bus to Hastings St. and Skeena St. or the 222 Phibbs Exchange bus to Kootenay Loop.

Other cities

If you’re starting point is near the:

  • Expo Line, you can take the train to 29th Avenue Station and ride the 16 Arbutus bus to Renfrew St. and Pender St.
  • Millennium Line, you can take the train to Gilmore Station and ride the 28 Phibbs Exchange bus to Hastings St. and Skeena.
  • Canada Line, you can take the train to Vancouver City Centre and ride the 14 Hastings bus to Hastings St. and Windermere St.

How to pay for transit

You have several options to pay for transit.

  • You can pay with a Compass Card and reload it with Stored Value or with prepaid passes such as Monthly Pass and DayPasses.
  • You can purchase Compass Tickets and DayPasses at Compass Vending Machines available at all SkyTrain, SeaBus, and select London Drugs stores.
  • You can pay with your contactless credit and Interac debit card!

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