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Flights to Vancouver

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Canadian Affair offers great prices on direct flights to Vancouver from the United Kingdom. You can fly direct from London, Manchester, and Glasgow, making it easy to visit Canada’s stunning West Coast, or choose to get great deals using the connecting service via Toronto.

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Flights to Vancouver from:

- London Gatwick

- Manchester

- Glasgow

Fly to Vancouver with Canadian Affair and you’ll find yourself in the middle of a beautiful region famed for its variety of metropolitan skylines, backed by the beautiful North Shore Mountains. The culturally diverse city, forests, mountains, and ocean are all easily accessible during a Vancouver holiday and it is the perfect destination for visiting nearby towns like Whistler. Popular Vancouver attractions are the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the trendy neighbourhood of Granville Island- a mini city full of restaurants, galleries, and shops.

Tips for finding cheap flights to Vancouver

- In Vancouver, the weather is pleasant all year round, but ‘high season’ is across considered to be June, July, and August, and also late March during Spring Break.

- To escape the crowds, visit Vancouver in April and May or September and October.

- For cheap flights to Vancouver, book at least 4 weeks in advance.

Best time to fly to Vancouver

Vancouver is a great destination to visit all year round, with plenty of cheap flights available from our partners Air Transat. Boasting both a vibrant cosmopolitan centre and the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, any time of year is the perfect time to visit Vancouver! In summer there are endless activities from boat tours, whale watching and bear watching to simply enjoying the sunshine in Stanley Park in Downtown Vancouver. Winter is perfect for sledging and snowshoeing on Grouse Mountain or at nearby Whistler on a ski holiday.

Flights to Vancouver with Air Transat operate up to 7 days a week in the summer and once-to-twice a week through the winter.

 

London Gatwick to Vancouver flight information

Flights depart from

LGW – London Gatwick

Flights arrive in

YVR - Vancouver International

Distance

7,614 kilometres

Flight length

9 hours 45 minutes

Aircraft operating this route

Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330

Flights to Vancouver from London Gatwick operate up to 7 days a week in the summer and twice a week through the winter.

As London's second largest international airport, Gatwick is fully equipped with modern facilities and experienced staff to ensure your journey is comfortable. Situated just 28 miles from Central London, Gatwick is easily accessible via a number of public and private transport links including car, rail, coach, bus or taxi, and has plenty of onsite parking spaces.

 

Manchester to Vancouver flight information

Flights depart from

MAN – Manchester

Flights arrive in

YVR - Vancouver International

Distance

7,316 kilometres

Flight length

9 hours

Aircraft operating this route

Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330

Flights to Vancouver from Manchester Airport operate twice a week on a Friday and Monday from May through to October. You can also fly to Vancouver on a connecting flight using the Manchester to Toronto service.

Manchester is an international and modern airport. It is easily accessible from the city centre by train from Manchester Piccadilly, or from Greater Manchester by the Metrolink, by bus and by taxi, and with plenty of parking spaces if you are travelling by car.

 

Glasgow to Vancouver flight information

Flights depart from

GLA - Glasgow

Flights arrive in

YVR - Vancouver International

Distance

7,029 kilometres

Flight length

9 hours

Aircraft operating this route

Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330

Flights to Vancouver from Glasgow operate once a week through summer and into October, departing on a Wednesday. Flights are also available on a connecting service using the Glasgow to Toronto service.

Glasgow Airport is located to the west of Glasgow and has plenty of parking onsite. This, combined with the airport's close proximity to the M74 and M80 motorways, makes it very easy to reach by road. Alternatively, you can travel by public transport either on-board the First 500 Glasgow shuttle or using one of the many buses.

 

Vancouver International Airport facilities

When you fly to Vancouver, you’ll find a great range of facilities and services. If you have any special requirements for travelling, then please let us know via email or by calling 0203 424 6305 and we can help to arrange assistance at the airport. If you are looking for activities and attractions that are within driving distance from Vancouver International Airport, check out our infographic ‘Top things to do near Canada's gateway airports’.

Airport services include:

- Porter services

- Wheelchair assistance

- Free Wi-Fi

- Children’s play areas

- Luggage storage

 

Travelling to and from Vancouver airport

When you arrive in Vancouver, there are many ways for you to get to the city centre. You can take advantage of Canadian Affair's excellent rates and hire a car. Alternatively, you could use the extensive public transport system including the Canada Line, courtesy shuttles, and Metro Vancouver, which will take you just about anywhere you want to go!

Vancouver car rental

Car rental is located just outside the terminal and companies include National, Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Budget.

Canada Line

Also known as the Sky Train, Vancouver’s rapid transit rail link connects the airport to downtown Vancouver in 25 minutes. It is affordable and easy to get to, located between the main International and Domestic terminals.

YVR Whistler SkyLynx

There are a number of bus services scheduled which can shuttle you between the airport and Whistler and Squamish along the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Hotel shuttles

Many hotels offer courtesy shuttle buses which provide transportation to your hotel. You can request a bus from the direct dial phones in Arrivals or from the shuttle pick up area outside the terminals.

Taxis

Fully licensed taxis can be found on Level 2 of Arrivals. Zone fares apply to specific zones in Vancouver or metered fares outside of those zones.

Sedans and limos

Aerocar Service is Vancouver airport’s licensed sedan and limousine provider.

 

How much do things cost in Vancouver?

Prices in Vancouver are like any big city. This means that there are plenty of choices available, with dining options and activities for every budget. There are lots of good quality and reasonably priced dining options at the markets and street food vendors, as well as in Chinatown. See below for some approximate average prices:

 

Exchange rate approx.: $1.00 = £0.58

 

Taxi from airport to city centre

$22

SkyTrain from airport to city centre

$7

3km taxi ride in Toronto

$8

SkyTrain or bus ride in Toronto

$3

Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$15

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

$65

Combo meal in a fast food restaurant

$9

Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught)

$6

Cappuccino (regular)

$4

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle)

$1.95

Water (0.33 litre bottle)

$1.80

 

Vancouver weather

Vancouver, by Canadian standards, is relatively warm in winter with temperatures rarely falling below freezing and with little to no snow. The summer months are pleasant and dry, but cooler compared to other Canadian cities, with summer temperatures averaging around 22°C at their hottest. The weather in Vancouver can also be wet, with November to March seeing the most rainfall, and July and August receiving the least. If your flight to Vancouver is in the spring or autumn, you will experience a true and defined season, rather than feeling the weather changing abruptly between winter and summer as in other regions.

See below for yearly average high temperatures in Vancouver.

Average temperature in Vancouver Canada

 

Vancouver insider information

Plan ahead before your flight to Vancouver with our insider tips on the best places to go and things to see in Vancouver:

-    Top attractions in Vancouver

-    Discover Vancouver – a guide from biking to bear watching

-    5 amazing hikes near Vancouver

-    Activities and wildlife in Vancouver

 

 

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