When is the best time to visit Vancouver?
If you’re planning a trip to Vancouver, it’s worth considering the seasons in this area of Canada. Generally, one of the most expensive times to fly to Vancouver is July, when visitors flock to this west-coast city to enjoy the summer weather. Understandably, flight and accommodation prices go up at the same time, so you’ll need to compare flight prices to find a good deal at this time of year. Summer is also a great time to go whale-watching, as orcas can often be spotted. But if you’ve set your heart on cheap flights to Vancouver, try October. It’s a good time to visit – just before the rainy season starts in November – but flight prices tend to be lower, meaning you’ve got a better chance of finding a bargain.
How many flights are there from Manchester Airport to Vancouver International Airport a week?
There are around 280 weekly flights from Manchester (MAN) to or via Vancouver (YVR).
Which airlines fly from Manchester Airport to Vancouver International Airport?
You can fly from Manchester to Vancouver with Air Transat, British Airways, Air France, KLM, Air Canada, Brussels Airlines and plenty more.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Vancouver International Airport?
Air Transat often have the cheapest flights from Manchester to Vancouver, but it’s worth comparing several airlines to find the best deal.
Can I fly direct from Manchester Airport to Vancouver International Airport?
Yes – you can fly direct from Manchester to Vancouver with Air Transat.
How long is the flight from Manchester Airport to Vancouver International Airport?
The shortest flight time on this route is nine hours, if you fly direct.
What time should I arrive at Manchester Airport?
We’d recommend getting to the airport at least three hours before you’re due to fly, as you’ll need to have checked in two hours before your flight departure time.
How do I get to Manchester Airport?
You can drive to Manchester Airport – it’s next to the M56 and has good links to the M6, M60 and M62. Use the postcode M90 1QX for your sat nav. If you’re getting a lift, use the free drop-off point on Thorley Lane, next to the JetParks 1 car park. The drive takes about 20 minutes from central Manchester in good traffic. If you’re getting the train, the station is right inside the airport campus and the terminals are walkable – plus there’s a skylink moving walkway. There’s also a 24-hour Stagecoach bus service that runs from the city centre to the airport.
How do I get to into Vancouver from Vancouver International Airport?
If you’re arriving out of hours, take a taxi from the airport to your hotel – use one of the taxi stands on Level 2. Taxis operating from Vancouver Airport are licensed, and use a zoned fare rate that will be determined by your destination. If you arrive in daylight hours, use the SkyTrain – the Canada Line stops in downtown Vancouver at Yaletown, Vancouver City Centre and Waterfront. The journey takes about half an hour and the fare is around $10. Trains leave around every seven minutes and run throughout most of the day.
Do I need a visa to travel to Vancouver?
Although British Citizens don’t usually need a visa to visit Canada for short periods of time, you will need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) before you go. If you’re not sure, contact the Canadian High Commission before your trip.
Flying from Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport has three passenger terminals. Air Transat flights operate from Terminal 1, so if you’re flying direct to Vancouver you’ll be flying from there. You can walk between each terminal – there’s a skylink connecting Terminals 1 and 2, which are about a 15-minute walk away from each other. There’s a covered walkway between Terminals 1 and 3, which are only five minutes apart. In terms of facilities, there are plenty of shops in Terminal 1 as well as the Escape Lounge, which you can pre-book. If you need to get some Canadian Dollars, there are Travelex UK currency exchange services in all three airport terminals.
Landing in Vancouver Airport
Vancouver International Airport is on Sea Island, in Richmond, British Columbia – about eight miles southwest of downtown Vancouver. The airport is made up of one big inter-connected terminal with Domestic, Transborder and International sections. There are 24-hour information desks dotted all over the airport, and Green Coat volunteers can help you with travel plans, too. There’s a 24-hour currency exchange booth on level 3 of the International terminal, which is also home to 24-hour duty-free shops.