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Did you mean flights from Toronto to Vancouver?

Toronto, the capital of Ontario province, is an attractive city of soaring skyscrapers and tranquil green spaces. Many of those arriving in Toronto are business travelers, but with so much to see and do, many tourists choose it for a city break. It is popular with families due to the science center, aquarium and the zoo with its vast selection of animals. To escape the city life for a while, a popular excursion is to take a boat trip to Toronto Islands. Being a big city, it has all the amenities, such as restaurants, shops and museums, that you expect.

Flying to Toronto

1. Which airports serve Vancouver to Toronto?

Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia. It is located about 12km from downtown Vancouver and is easily reached by car, taxi or a 26-minute train journey. There is plenty of car parking available at the airport.
The main airport serving Toronto is Toronto Pearson International Airport, while Billy Bishop Airport, located close to downtown Toronto, operates short-haul flights. You can take a train from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the city’s hub train station, and there is also a regular bus service. There are several car rentals and taxis at the airport if you prefer that mode of transport. There are ferries and shuttles from Billy Bishop Airport, but it is also possible to walk to the mainland through the pedestrian tunnel.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Vancouver to Toronto?

Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines operate direct flights to Toronto from Vancouver. Air Canada also operates several connecting flights.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight takes about 4 hours 20 minutes, while connecting flights can take up to over eight hours. Toronto is three hours ahead of Vancouver, so you may have some adjusting to do upon arrival.

4. Climate changes between Vancouver and Toronto

Vancouver and Toronto have similar climates of warm summers and cold winters. However, Vancouver does have a reputation for being the warmest city in Canada, so you may find Toronto slightly cooler.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

You use the Canadian dollar in both Vancouver and Toronto. You can also use your credit or debit card in most businesses.

Whatever your status is in Vancouver, whether a Canadian national or traveling on a visa, will also allow you to visit Toronto. Those requiring a visa can apply online or make a paper application.

Toronto Information

Both Vancouver and Toronto are large, multicultural cities, but Toronto is far larger than Vancouver and does not offer the easy access to the countryside that Vancouver enjoys. However, there are plenty of green spaces inside Toronto, such as the scenic High Park with its playgrounds, train and open-air theater. If you are not afraid of heights, take a trip to the viewing platform of the CN Tower to enjoy spectacular views. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Niagara Falls. You can even enjoy an outside hands-free EdgeWalk around the roof’s circumference. Although a safety harness is attached, it is not an excursion for the faint-hearted.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Vancouver to Toronto?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Vancouver to Toronto based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Vancouver to Toronto?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Vancouver to Toronto.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $955 $850
7-14 days $775 $719
14-21 days $670 $553
21-30 days $393 $623
30-60 days $393 $388
60-90 days $393 $366
90+ days $393 $430

Compare Flight Prices from Vancouver to Toronto by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Vancouver to Toronto flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Vancouver Toronto Air Canada 20-05-31 20-06-01 1 $440
June Vancouver Toronto Air Transat 20-06-01 20-06-05 1 $386
July Vancouver Toronto Air Transat 20-07-07 20-07-14 0 $393
August Vancouver Toronto Air Transat 20-08-11 20-08-26 0 $398
September Vancouver Toronto Air Transat 20-09-08 20-09-11 0 $393
October Vancouver Toronto Air Canada 20-10-05 20-10-16 0 $397
November Vancouver Toronto Air Transat 20-11-03 20-11-17 0 $397
December Vancouver Toronto Air Transat 20-12-22 20-12-29 0 $501

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Vancouver to Toronto

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Vancouver to Toronto. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Vancouver to Toronto

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Vancouver to Toronto is $494.

The average price for direct flights from Vancouver to Toronto is $462.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Vancouver to Toronto.

Weekly Direct Flights from Vancouver to Toronto - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Air Canada 16 16 16 16 16 15 16 01:00 20:00
Flair Air 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 01:10 17:55
Air Transat 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 06:00 18:00
WestJet 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 01:00 18:15

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Vancouver to Toronto

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Vancouver to Toronto. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Vancouver to Toronto is $208.

The average price for round trip flights from Vancouver to Toronto is $440.

Vancouver to Toronto Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Vancouver to Toronto?
Answer: The average Vancouver to Toronto flight time is 4 hours and 27 minutes.
Question: How far is Toronto from Vancouver?
Answer: The distance from Vancouver to Toronto is 3,342 kilometers (2,077 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Vancouver to Toronto?
Answer: There are 204 direct flights from Vancouver to Toronto.
Question: What are the most popular Vancouver airlines for direct flights from Vancouver to Toronto?
Answer: Air Canada provides 54% of the non-stop flights between Vancouver and Toronto.

Airlines in Vancouver flying to Toronto Last modified: Jul 7, 2020 5:06 -04:00Number of routes searched: 0Number of itineraries searched: 0

Wondering which airlines fly out of Vancouver to Toronto? We've gathered the average price of Vancouver airlines with flights to Toronto. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Vancouver to Toronto Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Vancouver and Toronto. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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