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Cheapest flights to Vancouver airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Vancouver airports from your nearest city or airport
Vancouver Intl Airport
Nanaimo

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Vancouver TO Vancouver

Nanaimo (YCD) to Vancouver Intl Airport (YVR)

Typically, flights to Vancouver from Vancouver are cheaper when flying from Nanaimo Arpt to Vancouver Intl, which has an average price of 288 C$


When is the best time to fly to Vancouver?

Whether you are visiting Vancouver for the first time or are returning to relive past memories, this vibrant seaport on the west coast of Canada never fails to disappoint. From the surrounding mountains, to the entertainment around the downtown peninsula, to historic Gastown in the east end, and the sprawling Stanley Park, you can always discover something new and exciting when you travel to Vancouver.

Peak tourist season in Vancouver is from June to August. So if you want to know the best time for travel in Vancouver minus the crowds, March to May or September to November are ideal. Spring is perfect for kayaking and strolling through parks and gardens, while summer brings tourists from around the world to enjoy swimming, hiking, and numerous outdoor activities.

This coastal city offers a moderate, oceanic climate. The average temperature for Vancouver during summer months ranges from an average 13-15 degrees Celsius in May-June to 17-18 degrees Celsius in July-August and it starts to cool off again in September with an average of 15 degrees Celsius. October offers the crisp, cool air of fall averaging 12-13 degrees Celsius. Winter months are mild, with average temperatures usually remaining above the freezing mark from 4 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius November-March.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Vancouver?

    In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Vancouver for 89 C$/person, which is 79% cheaper than the average flight to Vancouver. To find the cheapest price to Vancouver from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Vancouver?

    In general, May is the cheapest month to fly from Canada to Vancouver. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around 325 C$. If you’re not able to fly to Vancouver in May, then January is your next best option. Flight prices from Canada to Vancouver during January average around 329 C$.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Vancouver?

    The best time to book a flight to Vancouver from Canada is 60 days out, which is when prices tend to be around 379 C$. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Vancouver outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from Canada to Vancouver for 78 C$.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Vancouver?

    The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Vancouver is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as 420 C$. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. On the other hand, Sunday is the most expensive day to depart from Canada because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around 458 C$.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Vancouver?

    At noon is the cheapest time of day to fly from Canada to Vancouver when you can find flight prices for as low as 371 C$. Flying to Vancouver at noon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Flights to Vancouver are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of 458 C$. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

  • What is there to do in Vancouver when it’s raining?

    If you are planning a flight to Vancouver and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of January, November, and December. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Vancouver, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. While in Vancouver you will find TELUS World of Science nearby which is a great museum to visit when you’re looking for things to do indoors. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Pacific Centre Shopping Mall.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Vancouver?

    If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Vancouver for May, June, and July. Parks like Queen Elizabeth Park are popular hot spots in those months.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Vancouver?

    Vancouver Intl Airport, Galiano Island Montagne Harbor Airport, Village Bay Miners Bay Airport, Saturna Island Lyall Harbour Airport or Abbotsford Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Vancouver.

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Vancouver?

    Vancouver Coal Harbour Airport has an average price of 341 C$ per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Vancouver. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.


Vancouver flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Canada to Vancouver found recently by users on momondo
Air Canada
17 Sep.
YEG11:30 a.m.Edmonton
1h 39m
YVR1:09 p.m.Vancouver Intl
19 Sep.
YVR4:55 a.m.Vancouver Intl
1h 35m
YEG6:30 a.m.Edmonton
Flair Airlines
17 Sep.
YYC6:10 a.m.Calgary
1h 25m
YVR7:35 a.m.Vancouver Intl
28 Sep.
YVR6:35 a.m.Vancouver Intl
1h 25m
YYC8:00 a.m.Calgary
Air Canada
5 Dec.
YYC2:55 a.m.Calgary
1h 35m
YVR4:30 a.m.Vancouver Intl
7 Dec.
YVR3:30 p.m.Vancouver Intl
1h 24m
YYC4:54 p.m.Calgary
Flair Airlines
4 Nov.
YEG5:15 a.m.Edmonton
1h 35m
YVR6:50 a.m.Vancouver Intl
21 Nov.
YVR2:50 p.m.Vancouver Intl
1h 30m
YEG4:20 p.m.Edmonton
Flair Airlines
11 Nov.
YYC8:45 a.m.Calgary
1h 25m
YVR10:10 a.m.Vancouver Intl
15 Nov.
YVR1:00 a.m.Vancouver Intl
1h 25m
YYC2:25 a.m.Calgary
Flair Airlines
16 Sep.
YEG6:15 a.m.Edmonton
1h 35m
YVR7:50 a.m.Vancouver Intl
30 Sep.
YVR3:00 a.m.Vancouver Intl
1h 30m
YEG4:30 a.m.Edmonton

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Vancouver

If you're looking for one-way flights from Canada to Vancouver, view some of our deals below provided by Air Canada and Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines
18 Sep.
YYC6:10 a.m.Calgary
1h 25m
YVR7:35 a.m.Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
17 Sep.
YEG4:00 a.m.Edmonton
1h 39m
YVR5:39 a.m.Vancouver Intl
Flair Airlines
18 Sep.
YYC6:10 a.m.Calgary
1h 25m
YVR7:35 a.m.Vancouver Intl

Which airlines fly to Vancouver?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Vancouver

Domestic flights to Vancouver include Air Canada, WestJet, AirNorth, Air Transat, Central Mountain, and Sunwing Airlines. Vancouver international flights include Korean Air, Japan Airlines, Island Express, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Air New Zealand, Aeromexico, Air France, and British Airways. While there are cheap flights to Vancouver, be cautious about the price and what you get for the price. Many airlines exclude baggage fees and meals.


Airports near Vancouver

Below you will find all the airports in Vancouver along with their distance from the city centre

Trains

Vancouver International Airport is 12 kilometres from Downtown Vancouver. International and domestic terminals are served by the YVR-Airport station, which is part of the Canada Line. Canada Line consists of three Skytrain lines that serve metro Vancouver. Trains leave every 7 minutes during peak travel hours and every 15 minutes for non-peak travel times. They run from 5:00 am to 1:00 am and take 26 minutes to reach Vancouver City Centre station. The fare is $9 CAD (discounts available for seniors and children).

Buses

The N10 night bus connects domestic and international terminals to Richmond and Downtown Vancouver. Airport south terminals are served by the C92 bus, which connects to the Canada Line at Bridgeport Station.

Taxis

It will take around 25 to 30 minutes to reach downtown with a $35 CAD flat fee (does not include gratuity).

Private and Rental Cars

Private sedans and limousines are an option, but range from $45 CAD to as much as $81 CAD for the ride and must be arranged ahead of time. You can also find great bargains for car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Vancouver

Most frequently searched flights to Vancouver along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Calgary to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time1h 15m
Cheapest price68 C$
Prince George to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time1h 15m
Cheapest price74 C$
Grande Prairie to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time1h 15m
Cheapest price78 C$
Edmonton to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time1h 20m
Cheapest price88 C$
Saskatoon to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time2h 05m
Cheapest price94 C$
Regina to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time2h 15m
Cheapest price98 C$
Winnipeg to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time2h 58m
Cheapest price108 C$
Toronto to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time5h 00m
Cheapest price108 C$
Ottawa to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time4h 55m
Cheapest price112 C$
Montreal to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time5h 30m
Cheapest price154 C$
Victoria to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time0h 25m
Cheapest price198 C$
Kelowna to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time0h 50m
Cheapest price221 C$
Fort McMurray to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time2h 15m
Cheapest price222 C$
Campbell River to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time0h 40m
Cheapest price255 C$
Comox to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time0h 35m
Cheapest price271 C$
Penticton to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time0h 50m
Cheapest price301 C$
Cranbrook, British Columbia to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time1h 37m
Cheapest price305 C$
Whitehorse to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time2h 15m
Cheapest price315 C$
Kamloops to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time0h 50m
Cheapest price320 C$
Québec City to Vancouver Flights
Fastest flight time6h 00m
Cheapest price369 C$

How to get around in Vancouver?

Vancouver is perfect for those who want to get outdoors and get in a few steps walking around the city’s attractions. It is a walkable city and has a compact downtown design. Most likely, you will be just a short walk from your hotel to main attractions in the area. Taxis are available, and they are hailed from the street. Designated taxi stands are found throughout the city too, and you can call one for pickup by paying $5 – $10 CAD for short downtown rides. TransLink is another option that has passes covering the SeaBus and SkyTrain. The transit system has three zones with prices ranging from $2.75 – $5.50 CAD for adults and $1.75 – $3.75 CAD for children. An All-Access Day Pass is $9.75 CAD. After 6:30 pm, as well as on weekends, all trips are classed as a one-zone fare of $1.75 CAD for children and $2.75 CAD for adults. Children under 5 travel for free.

The Aquabus Ferries and False Creek Ferries are affordable ways to bypass the busy bridges. Both are privately operated and a single ride ticket costs anywhere from $3.25 – $5.50 CAD with day passes costing $15 – $16 CAD.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Vancouver

Things to do and places of interest in Vancouver

Vancouver has plenty of activities to offer—choose from outdoor biking and hiking to skiing, or visit museums and parks, and much more. Sushi is popular in the area, and Vancouver is home to some of the best sushi houses with excellent pricing. Okada Sushi and Blue Water Café & Raw Bar are two popular establishments to try.

Three skiing areas within a short drive include Cypress Bowl, Grouse Mountain, and Mt. Seymour, which are just 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. For the kids in your group, visit the Vancouver Aquarium or entertain young minds at Science World which has numerous hands-on activities and shows. In the summer, the beach scene is always popular, but real summer fun does not start until Canada Day (July 1st), and the temperatures start to cool in October, so plan your visit with this in mind.

Tips and tricks for visiting Vancouver

Enjoy Downtown

Strolling around Downtown Vancouver is an excellent way to get to know the city and explore what it has to offer. Start at Canada Place then walk toward Gastown and Chinatown, which will take a half day on its own. Then, head to Yaletown for dinner.

Plenty to Shop and Bring Home

For gift ideas, stop at First Nations Artwork or bring home smoked and vacuum-sealed salmon. Also, a bottle of wine (or two) from a local vineyard is a great find to bring back.

Canada Line YVR AddFare

All transit users travelling on the Canada Line leaving the airport are subject to the $5 AddFare in addition to their zone fare. It is automatically added to your fee when you buy the fare card.