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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 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 from Vancouver and it is the perfect destination for visiting nearby towns like Whistler.

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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, this destination entertains all year. In summer there are endless activities from boat tours and whale watching to 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 our Vancouver flight deals. Flights operate up to 7 days a week in the summer and twice a week through the winter.

 

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 via email or by calling 0203 424 6305 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. Alternatively, you could 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

Here is some useful information about flights to Vancouver from London Gatwick and the aircraft that will be making the journey:

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 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

Here is some useful information about flights to Vancouver from Manchester and the aircraft that will be making the journey:

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 to Vancouver from Manchester Airport 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 by taxi, and with plenty of parking spaces if you are travelling by car.

 

Glasgow to Vancouver

Here is some useful information about flights to Vancouver from Glasgow and the aircraft that will be making the journey.

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 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 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 like any big city. This means that there are plenty 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 experiencing 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.

See below for yearly average high temperatures.

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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