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Flights to Vancouver

Cheap Flights to Vancouver

When looking for cheap flights to Vancouver or Whistler? Look no further than Aunty Betty. Whether it’s a one-way flight or a return itinerary, Aunt Betty specialises in cheap Canada airfares.

One of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities, Vancouver is easily reached from Australia with a daily direct flight from Sydney on Air Canada. The airline will also be launching a daily direct flight to the west coast Canadian city from Brisbane, with service beginning 17 June 2016. Air Canada will be using new 787 Dreamliners for the Brisbane route. Qantas too offers seasonal Boeing 747 service between Sydney and Vancouver during the northern summer and northern winter months.

Flying time from Sydney to Vancouver is roughly fourteen and a half hours, while the time from Brisbane is expected to be slightly shorter. Vancouver flights offer connections to cities across North America, as well as to Mexico, the Caribbean, even Europe.   

Airlines flying to Vancouver

There are many options when flying to Vancouver from Australia. Head there direct from Brisbane or Sydney, or take advantage of a one-stop itinerary with some added time to see the sights. However you choose to get there, we make finding the right flight to Vancouver easy. 

  • Air Canada – Canada’s biggest airline flies daily from Brisbane and Sydney to Vancouver. Air Canada provides connections from Vancouver to destinations across Canada, the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.
  • Air New Zealand – From the east coast to the west, Air New Zealand flies to 8 Australian cities while offering daily direct flights to Auckland. From there, the Kiwi airline flies direct to Vancouver every Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • American Airlines – Flying daily between Sydney and Los Angeles, the world’s largest airline offers connections to Vancouver.
  • Delta Air Lines – Delta offers a single daily flight from Sydney to Los Angeles with connections to Vancouver.
  • Qantas – The Flying Kangaroo typically offers seasonal direct service between Sydney and Vancouver in the months of June and July, as well as the northern winter months of December and January. The direct Vancouver flight operates three days a week.
  • United Airlines – United offers several Vancouver flight options. The airline operates daily direct service from Sydney and Melbourne to Los Angeles, as well as a daily flight from Sydney to San Francisco. Passengers can make Vancouver connections with United from both US airports. 
  • Virgin Australia – Virgin Australia operates daily direct service from Brisbane and Sydney to Los Angeles. From here, passengers will find available connections to Vancouver on partner airline, Delta.

Fly any of these airlines from Australia to Vancouver with a stop in the following cities:  

  • Air China (via Beijing)
  • All Nippon Airways (via Tokyo)
  • British Airways (via Singapore and London)
  • Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong)
  • China Airlines (via Taipei)
  • China Eastern (via Shanghai)
  • China Southern (via Guangzhou)
  • Eva Air (via Taipei)
  • Japan Airlines (via Tokyo)
  • Korean Air (via Seoul)
  • Philippine Airlines (via Manila)

Peak and off season: When to get the best deal

Vancouver is unique in that it’s a world city with a cosmopolitan flair, yet a place that cherishes its close connection to nature and its surrounding environment. Because of this, the peak travel seasons can often over-lap, depending on the activities most sought out. While the summer months of June, July and August traditionally make up the peak season, Canadians and foreign tourists also flock to the area for winter festivals and sports. Finding the best fares to Vancouver during these times requires either some forward planning, with bookings made in advance, or a look at alternate routes via Asia, New Zealand or the US. Midweek travel, and travel outside of the major public or school holidays is yet another way to locate the cheapest Vancouver flights. 

Getting to and leaving the airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located on Sea Island, just 14km from the city centre. From the city, the airport can be accessed from Granville Street. Follow the signs to the airport and cross the Arthur Laing Bridge to Grant McConachie Way.

  • Parking – YVR features self-serve and cashier parking. Rates include half-hour, hour, daily and weekly.
  • Taxis – From the airport to the city, specified zone fares apply. Fares back to the airport are metered.
  • Hotel courtesy shuttles – Courtesy shuttles provide complimentary pick-up and drop off from dozens of area hotels.
  • Canada Line Rail Link – Connecting YVR with downtown Vancouver, travel time between the two is just 26 minutes. The airport station is centrally located between the Domestic and International terminals. 

Vancouver Airport Facilities & Services

The Domestic and International terminals at YVR feature a wide selection of services, both before and after the security check points. The airport’s handy maps can guide you to all available facilities.

Restaurants, shops, a chapel and airline lounges are all available. 

Vancouver as transit or stop-over destination

A stylish, big city getaway or an outdoor escape in nature, whatever your idea of a holiday, Vancouver delivers. A dream destination for the active and the young at heart, for foodies and festival goers, art lovers and the culturally adroit, it’s impossible to run out of things to do.

A city blessed with an excellent mix of public transportation options, Vancouver is easy to navigate. An efficient bus service, SkyTrain and city rail links, ferry services and miles of welcoming bicycle trails and pathways make for an enjoyable day out when visiting. Even if only for a short visit, these Vancouver highlights are easily accessible.

Granville Island – Don’t miss the festival like atmosphere on Granville Island where shops, restaurants and markets line the attractive shore line.

See a game – From hockey in the winter to soccer, rugby, baseball and Canadian football, there’s always a game to be found in one of the city’s sports arenas.

Beaches – Enjoy the summer sun at one of the many beaches in West Point Grey

Capilano Suspension Bridge – A free shuttle bus takes visitors from Downtown Vancouver to this suspension bridge in the treetops. The bridge offers spectacular views of the great pine forests and canyon below.

Stanley Park – A beautiful urban park lining the Vancouver shoreline, Stanley Park is the perfect place for a bike ride, jog or sightseeing stroll. 

Whistler Blackcomb - A two hour drive from Vancouver Airport is Whistler Blackcomb. A sking and Snowboarding meca. There is still lots to do in Summer with Mountain Biking, Hiking and many summer activities.