|Origin Airport IATA Code||YVR|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||LON|
|Direct Flight Airlines||Air Canada, Austrian, Croatia Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Air India, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, South African Airways|
|Earliest Flight Arrival||11:20AM UTC|
|Latest Flight Arrival||11:20AM UTC|
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If you have decided to take a trip from the Pacific Northwest to bustling and historic London, the capital of England, then booking your flights with Orbitz is the best way to ensure you get the best deal possible.
There is no shortage of flights to London from Vancouver. Air Canada and British Airways have daily direct flights to London Heathrow all year round, and in the summer WestJet and Air Transat join the party with direct flights into London Gatwick.
The journey across Canada and the Atlantic Ocean to England takes around nine hours.
There are also plenty of connecting routes between the two cities, via other airports including Toronto, Seattle, New York and Chicago, although these flights take longer.
When you fly direct from Vancouver to London you will be travelling overnight, with the plane taking off in the afternoon or evening and arriving in London the next morning or around lunchtime, so you may want to pack comfortable clothes for sleeping and an eye mask in your carry-on bag.
The journey takes between nine-and-a-quarter and ten hours and covers more than 4,700 miles. The precise route your plane takes depends on the atmospheric conditions as the plane will usually try to ride the jet stream. This high-altitude band of fast-moving air over the North Atlantic can help make the journey faster and more fuel efficient, reducing carbon emissions. From Vancouver the plane will head northeast across Canada and over Hudson Bay. Sometimes it will head as far north as Baffin Island and fly over the southern tip of Greenland. From there the plane heads down past Iceland towards the UK.
During the flight the plane will reach an altitude of 35,000 feet or higher and can hit speeds of 600mph.
At Vancouver International airport you must check in at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart, and you will need your passport. Getting to the airport is easy, as there are trains, buses and cabs available. There is also plenty of parking if you are driving.
Once you have checked in you can relax in the many bars, restaurants and cafes at the airport, each terminal has a different selection. Most long-haul flights offer food and drink, but you can also order meals to take on the plane with you, check if refreshments are included when you book with Orbitz. If you fancy some retail therapy while you wait for your flight you can indulge in some duty free shopping.
London Heathrow handles more international passenger traffic than any other airport in the world and is a hub for British Airways. From the airport you can take buses, trains or the London Underground to the city center.
Gatwick is smaller than Heathrow, but has plenty of transport options, including trains.
If you want to visit some of Europe’s other historic cities, or to compare fares from Vancouver to alternative destinations, then try the following:
There are a couple of airlines that operate direct flights from Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) to London (LHR-Heathrow). Book now with Air Canada or British Airways.
Pick a good seat, because you'll be keeping it warm for at least 9 hours and 15 minutes. This is the quickest possible flight time from Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) to London (LHR-Heathrow)
There are two airlines offering frequent flights from Vancouver, BC Airport (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) to London Airport (LHR-Heathrow), including British Airways (BA). The preferred choice of many travelers, it operates 30 flights on this route every month. Also explore the great deals from Air Canada (AC). Offering 30 flights each month between Vancouver (and vicinity) and London (and vicinity), they make the journey just as delightful as the destination.
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 London 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.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to London 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.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.
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 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.