If you’re planning to travel to Calgary, you’ll be pleased to hear there are around 253 flights taking off to this Canadian city every single week. Planes touch down at Calgary International Airport (YYC) in the province of Alberta. If you’re setting off from London, you’ve got a choice of several airports in the city.
Generally, London Heathrow (LHR) is the most popular choice for flights to Calgary. And the most popular airlines for direct flights are British Airways, Finnair, Air Canada and Iberia Airlines. You can also fly direct from Gatwick (LGW) with Air Transat and WestJet, or indirect from London City Airport (LCY) with various carriers if you don’t mind a stop along the way. For the cheapest direct flight from London to Calgary, try searching for Air Transat flights from Gatwick.
When you fly is just as important as the airline you fly with so, if you're flexible on dates, try searching by month to see when the cheapest flights are. November is often the cheapest time to fly to Calgary – it’s winter, so the weather can be unpredictable and you’re likely to get snow, which is great news if you’re going for the skiing.
On the other hand, July can be one of the most expensive times for flights from London to Calgary, so you may have to work a bit harder to find a bargain fare. It’s one of Calgary’s warmest months, and it’s peak time for summer tourists.
FAQs about flights from London to Calgary
Which airlines fly from London to Calgary?
British Airways is one of the most popular carriers from London Heathrow, but you can also fly direct to Calgary with Finnair, Air Canada and Iberia Airlines. There are a number of airlines offering indirect flights too. From Gatwick you can fly direct to Calgary with Air Transat and WestJet, and indirect with the likes of Air France. Meanwhile, from London City you can fly with KLM, Virgin Atlantic and SWISS, although they’re all indirect flights.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Calgary?
Air Transat have some of the cheapest flights from London to Calgary, and they’re direct.
Can I fly direct from London to Calgary?
Yes – you can fly direct to Calgary from London Gatwick with Air Transat and WestJet, or from Heathrow with airlines including British Airways, Finnair, Air Canada and Iberia Airlines.
Which London airport offers the cheapest direct flight to Calgary?
London Gatwick offers the cheapest direct flight to Calgary with Air Transat.
How long is the flight from London to Calgary?
The shortest flight on this route is around 8 hours and 50 minutes.
How do I get into Calgary from Calgary International Airport?
There’s a public bus service – route 300 Airport-City Centre – which runs from the airport into downtown Calgary every 30 minutes from 5am until midnight, seven days a week. It costs $8 and the journey time is about 30 minutes – get a Calgary Transit Boarding Pass in the airport before you board the bus. There’s also an airport shuttle that takes the same amount of time and costs $15 – these leave from bay 8 on Arrivals level one of the airport. You can also catch a cab at the airport, which will cost around $45 to most downtown hotels. If you’re hiring a car, the rental centre is over the road from the main terminal building, in Departures level two.
What are the top things to do in Calgary?
This skyscraper-studded city isn’t short on tall buildings, but the 1968-built Calgary Tower is the original and the best. Head up to the observation tower for widescreen views of the city, or sit down for a meal at the revolving restaurant. When you’re full, visit Heritage Park Historical Village to see what Calgary once looked like, take the bridge over to Prince’s Island Park for a picnic, and chow down on sugary treats from Jelly Modern Doughnuts on 1414 8th St.
Do I need a visa to travel to Calgary?
You’ll either need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to visit Canada, and for most people with a British passport it will be the latter. You’ll need to apply online before you travel, so check the requirements before your trip.