Flights from London to Vancouver

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London to Vancouver

  • £343 was the cheapest return price from London to Vancouver last month
  • Vancouver is served by 3 airports. These are Vancouver Coal Harbour, Vancouver Boundary Bay, Vancouver International.
  • The average flight time from London to Vancouver is 9h 30min
  • 7 airlines fly direct from London to Vancouver
  • There are 27 flights a week from London to Vancouver
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Vancouver last month was Air Canada
  • London to Vancouver is 4,717 miles

Flights from London to Vancouver

This information is correct as of September 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Vancouver

WestJet and AirTransat fly to Vancouver from Gatwick, while Air Canada and British Airways fly from Heathrow.

Terminal Information – Departing

This information is a guideline only. Always check your boarding card to confirm your terminal.

From Gatwick: Flights to Vancouver leave from the South Terminal. If you're arriving on the Gatwick Express you won't need to take the inter-terminal shuttle. The South Terminal has a good range of shops and restaurants. Go window shopping in designer stores like Harrods, Ted Baker, and Cath Kidston or tuck into a cheeky Nandos before your flight.

From Heathrow: British Airways flights to Vancouver now leave from Terminal 3, while Air Canada fly from Terminal 2. Both terminals have a good range of designer stores and restaurants. In Terminal 2 you can take a last opportunity to visit British stores like John Lewis and Harrods, and pick up something tasty for the flight at M&S Simply Food. In Terminal 3 you can pick up some designer goodies in Etro, Burberry or Cath Kidston before treating yourself to a seafood dinner at the Caviar House & Prunier. Or you could pick up some bits and bobs in Boots before having a coffee and sandwich at Costa.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Passengers of flights from London arrive at Vancouver Airport's international arrivals hall. The train station is in between the airport's two terminals. Follow signs for 'Canada Line' when you leave the arrivals hall. Trains take 26 minutes to reach downtown Vancouver. There's a taxi rank outside the arrivals area: you can expect to pay $31* (£15.20) for the journey downtown. There are five car hire companies on-site at Vancouver airport, and one based nearby.

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Practical Information

You need a valid passport to fly to Canada from the UK. If your passport has less than six months validity on it, it may take longer to get through immigration. British citizens visiting Vancouver for a short period of time won't need a visa, but you will need to prove that you have enough money to support yourself during your time in the country. From March 2016, visa-exempt visitors to Canada will need to go through electronic Travel Authorisation to enter the country.

What to expect in Vancouver

The currency is the Canadian Dollar ($). Vancouver is eight hours behind London. Prices are a lot lower in Vancouver: you can enjoy a three course meal for two for less than £30*. Beer is about 30% cheaper than in London too. Summer (June-August) is the most popular time to visit the city. If you're planning a summer holiday make sure you book your hotel room well in advance.

*Prices subject to change

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