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Flights to Calgary

flights to calgary

Canadian Affair has a great offering of flights to Calgary from the UK. You can fly direct from London Gatwick to Calgary International Airport with no stopovers, and we also offer flights from Manchester and Glasgow that connect via Toronto.

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Flights to Calgary from

- London Gatwick

- Manchester

- Glasgow

Whilst Calgary is known as 'Cow Town', there is much more to the city than cowboys!. Calgary is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, spend any time here and you won’t be able to miss these stunning mountains dominating the skyline. Our cheap Calgary flights are a great option if you’d like to visit some of Canada’s finest outdoor environments, from its spectacular highlands to urban and national parks such as Fish Creek Park, which is in Calgary, and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, only around 180 km away. Other fantastic Calgary attractions are Calgary Zoo, recently home to two adult giant pandas, and Heritage Park Historical Village, a living history museum that is open all year round. Another popular sight not to be missed is the Calgary Tower, a tall observation tower featuring Sky 360, a revolving restaurant offering diners a beautiful view of Downtown Calgary.

Tips for finding the cheapest flights to Calgary

- The winter months of January and February are considered the ‘low season’ in Calgary, whilst the weather will be very cold, you can get cheaper Calgary flights. High season is considered to be June, July, and August, and the best time to visit for skiing is November though to March.

To escape the crowds without facing the icy temperatures, visit Calgary in April or October

Book your flights at least two weeks in advance

Best time to fly to Calgary

Calgary is a great destination for a holiday to Canada all year round. In summer, it is the perfect gateway to hiking and exploring the Rockies, and also hosts the world-famous Calgary Stampede in July. In winter, Calgary is the perfect airport to fly into if you’re heading for a ski holiday in Alberta. The city has a wealth of exciting activities to try during your stay. Whether you’re flying in for a city stop-over before heading out to explore the Rockies or as a first stop on a tour of Canada, there will be something for everyone during your holiday in Calgary.

Our partner, Air Transat, offers direct flights to Calgary up to 5 times a week during the summer on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Christmas and Easter flights are offered in the winter season. Summer Calgary flights operate between May and October.

Calgary flight deals are also available on a connecting service flying via Toronto.

 

London Gatwick to Calgary flight information

Flights depart from

LGW – London Gatwick

Flights arrive in

YYC - Calgary International

Distance

7,056 kilometres

Flight length

9 hours 30 minutes

Aircraft operating this route

Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330

Flights to Calgary from London Gatwick run up to three times a week during the summer on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Christmas and Easter operations are offered in winter and connecting flights to Calgary via Toronto are also available.

Gatwick Airport is London's second largest international airport, located 28 miles south of Central London. You'll find plenty to do at both the North and South terminals with modern facilities for great shopping, eating and drinking while you wait for your flight. Gatwick Airport is easy to get to, being just 10 miles from the M25 motorway network and with excellent options on public transport, by rail or coach transfer.

Manchester to Calgary flight information

Flights depart from

MAN - Manchester

Flights arrive in

YYC - Calgary International

Distance

6,772 kilometres

Flight length

8 hours 20 minutes

Aircraft operating this route

Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330

Flights to Calgary from Manchester are available on a connecting service flying via Toronto.

Manchester Airport is the largest airport in the north of the UK and is served by regular trains from the centre of Manchester as well as by bus services and private taxis. You can also drive thanks to the large amount of onsite parking available.

Glasgow to Calgary flight information

Flights depart from

GLA - Glasgow

Flights arrive in

YYC - Calgary International

Distance

6,473 kilometres

Flight length

9 hours 30 minutes

Aircraft operating this route

Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330

Flights to Calgary from Glasgow are available on a connecting service flying via Toronto.

Glasgow Airport is easily accessible, both by road and by public transport, just a short distance to the west of Glasgow city centre. The airport’s proximity to two main motorways and the many onsite parking spaces make Glasgow an easy airport to drive to. Local public transport facilities also serve the airport well, with the First 500 Glasgow Shuttle operating every 10 minutes as well as plenty of buses from all across the city.

Calgary International Airport facilities

When you fly to Calgary International Airport you’ll find it is compact and well-equipped. If you need any extra assistance or have any requirements for your flight, then let us know via email or by calling 0203 424 6305.

Airport services include:

- Porter services

- Wheelchair assistance

- Free Wi-Fi

- Children’s play areas

- Luggage storage

- Mobile charging

 

Travelling to and from Calgary airport

Calgary airport has easy access to a number of different transport and transfer options after your flight, making your onward journey into Calgary and wider Canada simple. If you are looking for activities and attractions that are within driving distance of Calgary airport, check out our infographic ‘Top things to do near Canada's gateway airports'.

Car rental in Calgary

Several car rental companies operate from the airport. You can pre-book your Avis car hire with us.

Buses from Calgary Airport

Public buses run between Calgary Airport and the city centre and tickets are cheap. Route 300 is a rapid, limited stop service to Downtown.

Downtown Calgary shuttle service

The Allied Downtown Shuttle Service runs every 30 minutes and can be pre-booked.

Calgary Hotel shuttles

Many hotels in Calgary offer a courtesy shuttle service. Simply ring your hotel from the phones located at the bus bays to arrange pick up.

Limousines

A choice of limousine companies are available at Calgary airport.

Taxis and sedans

Licensed taxi stands are located by Arrivals and offer reasonable rates into Calgary. Approximate fares are about $40-45 to downtown. More luxurious sedans are around 25% more expensive.

Red Arrow motorcoach

Alberta’s premier motorcoach company is perfect for longer journeys out of Calgary, servicing Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray and other communities.

 

How much do things cost in Calgary?

Prices in Calgary are similar to any other big city, meaning there are options to suit every budget. For meals and drinks while you’re in Calgary, you’ll find plenty of choice, from budget establishments to more luxurious restaurants. Other services such as taxis and buses will vary depending on the length of your journey. See below for some approximate average prices:

 

Exchange rate approx.: $1.00 = £0.58

 

Taxi from airport to downtown

$45

Public bus from airport to city centre

$3.15 

1km taxi ride in Toronto

$2

Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$17

Meal for 2, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$75

Combo meal in a fast food restaurant

$8.50

Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught)

$6.50

Cappuccino (regular)

$4

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle)

$2

Water (0.33 litre bottle)

$1.80

 

Calgary weather

Calgary has cold, snowy winters and hot summers with lots of sunshine. In winter, the skies in Calgary are usually clear and sunny and there is little rain, with warm Chinook winds from the Rockies bringing warmer days even in the winter. Calgary winters have lots of snow (around 88 days a year) which is perfect for skiing holidays in nearby Banff or Lake Louise. Average winter temperatures are around -7°C. The coldest month to visit Calgary is January, when temperatures can reach -20°C or colder.

Summers in Calgary are warm and clear, and the city has the most sun year-round of Canada’s 100 largest cities, averaging 332 days of sun! Average summer temperatures in Calgary are often mid-twenties or even over 30°C, with late sunsets and cool, pleasant evenings.

See below for average high temperatures in Calgary:

Average temperature in Calgary Canada

 

Calgary insider information

Make the most of your time when you fly to Calgary with our insider advice on the best things to do in the area:

-    Calgary city and mountains: two worlds, one day

-    Guide to the Calgary Stampede

-    Top attractions in Calgary

-    5 winter activities in Banff and Lake Louise

 

 

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