|Origin Airport IATA Code||YVR|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||LGW|
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:
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