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.
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.
Vancouver to Toronto Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:07 -05:00
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Vancouver to Toronto
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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 $451.
The average price for direct flights from Vancouver to Toronto is $458.
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 $212.
The average price for round trip flights from Vancouver to Toronto is $443.
Vancouver to Toronto Airports
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