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Flights to Vancouver

flights to vancouver

With direct flights to Vancouver from London, Manchester and Glasgow, it’s easy to visit Canada’s stunning West Coast. Fly into Vancouver with great prices on offer and you’ll find yourself in the middle of a diverse region. Culture, forests, mountains and ocean are all easily accessible from Vancouver and it is the perfect destination for visiting nearby towns like Whistler.

Best time to fly to Vancouver

Vancouver is a great destination to visit year round, with plenty of cheap flights to Vancouver available. Boasting both a vibrant cosmopolitan centre and the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, in summer there are endless activities for boat tours, whale watching, bear watching and enjoying the sunshine in the city. Winter is perfect for sledging and snowshoeing on Grouse Mountain or at nearby Whistler on a ski holiday in British Columbia.

For the cheapest flights to Vancouver, take advantage of Vancouver flight deals. Flights operate up to 7 days a week in the summer and twice a week through the winter. Prices start from £361 per person including taxes and charges.


Vancouver International Airport facilities

When you fly to Vancouver International Airport you’ll find a great range of facilities and services. If you have any special requirements for travelling then please let us know and we can help to arrange assistance at the airport.

Airport services include:

- Porter services

- Wheelchair assistance

- Free Wi-Fi

- Children’s play areas

- Luggage storage


Travelling to and from the airport

When you arrive at Vancouver airport, 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, or use the extensive transportation system including the Canada Line, courtesy shuttles and Metro Vancouver, which will take you just about anywhere you want to go!

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.


London Gatwick to Vancouver

Flights to Vancouver from London Gatwick - statistics and aircraft

Origin:  LGW – London Gatwick

Destination:  YVR - Vancouver Pearson International

Distance:  7,614km

Flight length:  9h 45m

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 help 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

Flights to Vancouver from Manchester - statistics and aircraft

Origin: MAN - Manchester

Destination: YVR - Vancouver

Distance: 7,316km

Flight length: 9h 00m

Aircraft operating this route: Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330


Flights from Manchester Airport to Vancouver operate twice a week on a Friday and Monday 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 taxi, and with plenty of parking spaces if you are travelling by car.


Glasgow to Vancouver

Flights to Vancouver from Glasgow - statistics and aircraft

Origin: GLA - Glasgow

Destination: YVR - Vancouver International

Distance: 7,029km

Flight length: 9h 00m

Aircraft operating this route: Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330


Flights from Glasgow to Vancouver 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 Glasgow Airport by road. Alternatively, you can travel by public transport either on-board the First 500 Glasgow shuttle or using one of the many buses.


How much do things cost in Vancouver?

Prices in Vancouver are similar to any big city, with lots of good budget dining options available in markets and street food vendors, as well as Chinatown. See below for some approximate average prices:


Exchange rate approx: $1.00 = £0.58


Taxi from airport to city centre


SkyTrain from airport to city centre


3km taxi ride in Toronto


SkyTrain or bus ride in Toronto


Meal, inexpensive restaurant


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


Combo meal in a fast food restaurant


Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught)


Cappuccino (regular)


Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle)


Water (0.33 litre bottle)



Vancouver weather

Vancouver is different to many Canadian cities in that it doesn’t get truly cold in winter. It has a comparatively mild climate year-round, rarely falling below freezing and with little to no snow. It also has a true spring and autumn, rather than changing abruptly between winter and summer as in other regions. Vancouver does get a lot of rain over the winter months, but enjoys sunny days in summer and a warm and pleasant temperature of around 20°C.

See below for yearly average high temperatures.

Average temperature in Vancouver Canada


Vancouver insider information

Plan ahead before you fly 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




2018 flights

2018 Flight Deals

Fly from £367pp return

summer 2017 flights to canada

Summer 2017 Flight Deals

Fly from £344pp return

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