The cheapest time to fly from London to Toronto is during winter, with the best deals cropping up in January or February. It’ll be very cold but, on the plus side, the city will be less busy – and you’ll get very cheap flights. Alternatively, look out for flights to Toronto in spring or autumn, when the temperatures are pleasant and flight prices are pretty reasonable. If you want to visit Toronto during the height of summer, though, it’s best to book your flights several months in advance to get a good deal – July and August are the most expensive months to fly to Toronto.
To find cheap flights from London to Toronto, it’s best to look at a range of airlines. There are 5,730 flights every week, so you’ll have plenty of options. If you want to fly direct to Toronto, popular airlines like Air Canada, British Airways, Air Transat, Lufthansa and American Airlines all offer flights from London. But it’s also worth considering indirect flights. Having a quick layover in Europe or the USA could save you money – and your journey would only be a few hours longer.
Another way to find flight deals to Toronto is by comparing the different airports available. You can fly direct to Toronto from either London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW), but indirect flights are also available from both airports. Plus, you have two airports to choose from in Toronto itself – you can land in Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) or Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ). The airport codes are very similar, so double check the details before you book your flights.
FAQs about flights from London to Toronto
Which airlines fly from London to Toronto?
When you’re searching for cheap flights from London to Toronto, you’ll have several airlines to choose from. If you want to take off from London Heathrow, direct flights to Toronto Pearson Airport are available with big names like British Airways, Air Canada and American Airlines, as well as budget-friendly Iberia. Or, to save some money, you could fly indirectly from Heathrow to Pearson with United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France or Delta. If you want to fly to Toronto City Airport from Heathrow, you can fly with United Airlines, Air Canada or Lufthansa, but you’ll need to have a quick stopover in Montreal or New York – no direct flights are available.
Alternatively, you could look at flights to Toronto from London Gatwick, which tends to be cheaper than flying from Heathrow. You can fly direct to Toronto Pearson Airport with Air Transat, West Jet or British Airways. Or you could look at indirect flights – Aer Lingus fly via Dublin, Iceland Air make a stop in Reykjavik, and Air Transat offer flights via Montreal. Flights to Toronto City Airport are also available from London Gatwick with West Jet and Iceland Air, but you’d need to make two stops.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Toronto?
For direct flights to Toronto, we’ve found that British Airways, Air Canada and Iberia tend to have the cheapest deals. But, if you fly indirectly, you could save even more money with Aer Lingus or United Airlines.
Can I fly direct from London to Toronto?
You can fly direct to Toronto Pearson Airport from either London Heathrow or London Gatwick. But, if you want to fly into Toronto City Airport, you’ll need to have at least one layover.
Which London airport offers the cheapest direct flight to Toronto?
You’ll find the cheapest direct flights to Toronto go from London Gatwick – so keep an eye out for the best deals.
How long is the flight from London to Toronto?
A direct flight from London to Toronto takes just under eight hours. Having a stopover obviously makes your journey longer, but it doesn’t always necessarily add on as much time as you think. Some airlines – like Air Canada, KLM and Aer Lingus – just make a very quick stop, meaning your journey would still only take around 10 hours.
How do I get into Toronto from Toronto Pearson Airport?
Once you’ve landed in Toronto Pearson Airport, getting into the city is easy. You can hop on the Union Pearson Express, which zooms you from the airport to Union Station – right in the city centre – in just 25 minutes. There are trains every 15 minutes and a ticket only costs about £10. Alternatively, you could get a taxi direct to your hotel – you’ll find them lined up outside the terminal building.
How do I get into Toronto from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport?
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is just minutes from the centre of Toronto – but it’s actually on the Toronto Islands. Getting to the mainland couldn’t be easier, though. There are ferries every 15 minutes, and it’s totally free if you’re travelling on foot. Or you can simply walk through the pedestrian tunnel that connects the mainland and the airport – thanks to the moving walkways, it only takes about five minutes. Once you’re on the mainland, you can either hop in a taxi to your hotel, or get the complimentary shuttle bus to Union Station in the city centre.
What are the top things to do in Toronto?
A visit to the iconic CN Tower is a must – you can dine in the revolving restaurant, or simply go up to look at the views across Toronto. Back on the ground, you’ll find plenty of green spaces and colourful alleyways covered in bright street art. The Toronto Islands are worth a visit, too. Anchored just off-shore, this small chain of islands has the best views of the city skyline. Hire a bike and cycle around Centre Island, or go kayaking on Lake Ontario. If you want to explore further afield, why not hire a car and drive south to Niagara Falls? This impressive waterfall is less than a 90-minute drive from Toronto.
Do I need a visa to travel to Toronto?
If you’re flying to Toronto on a British passport, you don’t need a visa. But you do need to get an electronic travel authorisation (ETA) to enter Canada. You can complete the form online and it costs less than £5. It’s best to sort this out at least four weeks before you fly, as confirmation can take a little while.