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More About Flying To Vancouver from Toronto

Route Information for Flights from Toronto to Vancouver

Origin Airport IATA Code YTO
Destination Airport IATA Code YVR
Distance 2079 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Air Canada, LOT - Polish Airlines, Austrian, Emirates, Delta Air Lines, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, SA AVIANCA, Turkish Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, WestJet, Virgin Atlantic
Earliest Flight Arrival 1:08PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 4:15AM UTC

Head west from Toronto to explore the Pacific coast of Canada with a trip to Vancouver, and if you book your flight with Orbitz you’ll be sure to find a cheap deal.

Popular Routes from Toronto to Vancouver

There are around 50 flights a week from Toronto Pearson International to Vancouver International Airport.

The two cities are home to Canada’s biggest airports. Toronto Pearson handles almost 50 million passengers a year (and more than 17 million of those are domestic). Some 25 million passengers pass through Vancouver International each year.

Four airlines fly direct from Toronto to Vancouver – Air Canada, Air Transat, WestJet and Sunwing, which operates a seasonal service.

The Flight from Toronto to Vancouver

It took Scottish explorer Alexander Mackenzie several years and two attempts to cross Canada, eventually making it to the Pacific coast in 1793. Nowadays it only takes a matter of hours to fly from Toronto to Vancouver.

The flight takes just over five hours. The distance between the two cities is just over 2,000 miles, but the jets do not always fly in a straight line, the route they take depends on the type of aircraft and the weather conditions. After taking off from Toronto your jet will head over the Great Lakes. Some flights will head north of Winnipeg and Calgary before crossing the Great Divide and coming in to land at Vancouver from the north, others will fly over the USA and approach Vancouver from Washington.

Speed and altitude depend on the type of plane. Boeing 787 Dreamliners can reach speeds of 550mph and fly at 40,000 feet, other aircraft are slower and fly at around 32,000 feet. The flight time is similar whichever type of aircraft you take.

Although the flight from Toronto to Vancouver is domestic it pays to be at the airport well in advance, and you should check in at least an hour before your scheduled departure time. You will also need some form of government ID to board your flight. Non-Canadian citizens should take their passports.

Getting to Toronto Pearson International, located 14 miles northwest of downtown, is easy. There are trains, buses, cabs and plenty of parking. The airport has dozens of shops and restaurants where you can relax before your flight. Remember, that as the flight takes several hours you are likely to be fed on board – you can check if meals are included when you book your flight.

When you arrive at Vancouver you will need to put your watch back three hours. The airport has a visitor information center and there is an impressive aboriginal art collection in the arrivals hall. It is easy to get from the airport to the city center. There is a rapid transit rail link, downtown shuttle services, cabs and rental car facilities. You can reserve a hire car online when you book your flight with Orbitz.

Other Flight Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

If you want to explore elsewhere on the Pacific coast, or want to compare flights from Toronto to other destinations in the region, look at the following:

Flights from Toronto to Seattle

Flights from Toronto to Portland

Flights from Toronto to Victoria

Flights from Toronto to Vancouver - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Toronto to Vancouver now?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor can answer all your queries about current quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when taking a flight from Toronto to Vancouver.

Are there non-stop flights from Toronto to Vancouver?

You betcha. As a matter of fact, there are 3 airlines that will take you directly from Toronto, ON Airport (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) to Vancouver Intl. Airport. Book your ticket with one of these popular carriers:

  • WestJet
  • Air Canada
  • Flair Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Toronto to Vancouver?

From Toronto, the distinctive sights and sounds of Vancouver are at least 4 hours and 46 minutes away. Secure your favorite seat, or maybe even one with a little more legroom, and fly to your destination in total comfort.

What airlines fly from Toronto to Vancouver most frequently?

Try WestJet (WS). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Pearson Intl. Airport (YYZ) to YVR. It operates 191 services on this route every month and is a favorite among travelers. Alternatively, reserve a seat with Air Canada (AC). You'll have 160 monthly flights between Toronto and Vancouver to select from with this airline.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Vancouver?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Vancouver have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Vancouver with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Vancouver without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.