Finding Flights from Calgary to Vancouver
Calgary International Airport
Finding deals on flights from Calgary, Alberta, doesn't have to be hard. Orbitz.com makes it easy to find fares from several different carriers. Calgary International Airport is the airport that provides international and domestic flight service to Calgary and the surrounding regions. The airport is 11 miles northeast of the center of town. Airlines including Air Canada, British Airways and United Airlines provide service to cities all over the globe, including London, Zurich and Amsterdam. The airport handles more than 12 million passengers a year.
Transportation to Calgary International Airport
Calgary's public transportation system provides service to and from the airport. One of the routes is the Route 300 BRT Airport/City Centre Route. This bus makes limited stops from downtown by way of Centre Street. It operates from 5 a.m. until midnight seven days a week. You can pay with an $8 Calgary Transit boarding pass, or you can pay $8 cash on the bus. If you pay with cash, you need to have exact change. If you take a taxi, you can expect to pay from $40 to $45 if you start from the city center.
Parking Options at the Airport
Short-term parking at the airport is free for the first 30 minutes. After that, it's $6 for every 30 minutes for a daily maximum of $35. There are two long-term parking lots. The daily rates range from $59 to $99 per week depending on the lot you choose.
Dining at the Airport
There are dozens of dining options available at the airport, and they're available day or night. The Great Canadian Bagel in Concourse B is the place to go for fresh coffee and a hearty breakfast. The restaurant is open from first to last flight every day, so it's perfect for an early morning flight. Booking your air ticket through Orbitz.com is a good way to ensure that you're getting great deals on flights from Calgary.
Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver International Airport is located at 3211 Grant McConachie Way, approximately nine miles south of downtown Vancouver. Numerous airlines service the airport, including Air New Zealand, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Find cheap flights to Vancouver by using Orbitz.com. The website displays all the flights available on your travel date so that you can book the one that fits your budget.
Transportation From the Airport
Vancouver's rapid transit rail link can get you from the airport to downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes. The airport also offers a downtown shuttle service for $14. The taxicab fare from the airport to downtown ranges from $30 to $35. If you need access to a vehicle during your stay, use Orbitz.com to reserve a rental car. When you arrive in Vancouver, you'll pick up your rental car on the ground floor of the parkade, which is located just outside the airport terminal.
Weather in Vancouver
The weather in Vancouver determines the peak tourist season. Most people visit the city from June to August, when the temperatures stay in the upper 60s and low 70s. During the winter, the temperature averages 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The spring and fall are a little warmer, with temperatures generally staying in the mid-50s. If you want decent weather and good travel rates, use Orbitz.com to book your trip in April or May.
Highlights and Attractions
Area attractions include Stanley Park, which offers horse-drawn carriage tours. Both the carriage tours and harbor cruises attract tourists. Vancouver Lookout offers a great view of the city from an observation deck that sits 430 feet high. In addition to using Orbitz.com to book flights to Vancouver, you can use the site to purchase tickets to area attractions and tours.
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