Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Calgary to Vancouver
WestJet, Delta and KLM have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Calgary to Vancouver Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines, Delta and LATAM Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Calgary to Vancouver Intl.
The average direct flight takes 1h 26m, covering a distance of 687 km.
There are 463 (direct) flights between Calgary and Vancouver per week, averaging 66 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on WestJet ($131) and Multiple Airlines ($775), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on WestJet ($183) and Air Transat ($425).
WestJet (19 times daily), Air Canada (8 times daily), Delta (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Calgary to Vancouver, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Vancouver back to Calgary, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Calgary Transit provides four different bus routes that run to the Calgary Airport. Two of these routes, the numbers 300 and 100, run directly to the terminals while the other two provide service to the airport property, but not the terminal buildings themselves. The fastest route to downtown Calgary is the route 300 which provides rapid service with limited stops along the way.
Vancouver International Airport offers the Canada Line which is Vancouver’s rapid transit light rail that connects the airport to downtown Vancouver. The trip to downtown can be made on this train in about 30 minutes. The platform for this train is located between the International and Domestic Terminals and can be accessed by elevators in the terminals.
The Calgary Airport offers the Spaceport, located on the third floor of the airport. This 6,000 square foot space provides a range of fascinating exhibits that are based on the themes of space exploration and scientific knowledge. There are also live exhibits and shows that delve into the topics of space, science and aviation, which your kids are sure to love.
All courtesy shuttles do their drop-offs and pick-ups at a designated location at the airport terminal. This area is marked by a green canopy and can be found on the arrivals level, level 1of the Domestic Terminal. On both arrivals level 2 and the shuttle bus pickup area, there are direct dial phones that will allow you to contact your hotel to request shuttle service.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Service was good, frequent drinks and snacks, nice little deli platter was unexpected and very delicious!"
Pros: "You constantly got food and drinks served, a big contrast to the other airlines who don't even serve complimentary food on 5 hour trips. We didn't expect to get food on this 2 hour flight so we had breakfast beforehand. We were pleasantly surprised!"
Cons: "The HS was I bit cramped!"
Pros: "Friendly staff. Provided sandwich and cookie during flight."
Cons: "Minor item: Didn't provide hav charger in seats but for short flights not a big issue"
Pros: "From the coffee and cookies while waiting to board to the freshly baked items given while receiving food service, this is great customer service. Not to mention the competitively priced airfare and not having to pay an extra fee for checked bags, this airline can't be beat. I would definitely fly it again and suggest it to anyone if they're looking to fly in northern Canada."
Pros: "Great staff, service, price."
Cons: "Only negative was the flight left 10-15 minutes late. Not sure if it was their fault or air control. Would definitely book with them again though."
Pros: "Excellent airfare, super easy online check-in, friendly crew, comfortable plane, very pleasant flight."
Cons: "Flight frequency. I wish there were more flights between YVR and YLW."
Pros: "Westjet crew are always amazing"
Pros: "Average comfort compatible with all airlines"
Cons: "WestJet is a good airline"
Cons: "baggage tag system at CDG Pairs was lame"
Pros: "I like that my original flight was rescheduled but I needed to arrive in Vancouver for my connection so I'm happy they moved me to an earlier flight. Very accommodating!-"
Cons: "Entrainment on flight"
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Flight delayed almost 2 hours without updates"
Pros: "Crew were genuinely always smiling"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "Easy boarding/ on time!"
Cons: "More drink options/ vegan food options"
Pros: "Airplane was comfortable."
Cons: "4.5 hr delay in Hong Kong airport."
Pros: "Crew were very good. The economy seats were "ok". Food was good and the service was very good."
Cons: "Entertainment didn't have enough new movies to watch. The leg room could've been better."
Pros: "This flight was fine. It was utilitarian. Did not stand out one way or another."
Pros: "ON TIME."
Cons: "Always a ‘full flight’ and they run out of spacein the overhead storage"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours, then at the gate boarding didn’t start till 10 mins before take off. Took off almost an hour after the delayed take off time."
Cons: "Choosing my seats without paying extra."
Pros: "Very friendly staff on the flight."
Pros: "Very low ticket prices, everything went smoothly (no delays), lots of leg room!"
Pros: "Crew was amazing."
Pros: "Did not expect anything but it was actually good and pleasant."
Cons: "Gate arrival and boarding delayed."
Pros: "Great service when checking in. Flight on time and comfortable."
Pros: "I did not like being told flight duration by ground crew and pilot that was wrong. They said it will board at x hour and flight Mie is 4 hrs 20minutes. That makes one think departure plus flight time equals arrival. NO ONE MENTIONED OVE 1 hour taxi time. Getting in four hours late, BTW the rain delay was not really accurate. There was no rain until after we were due to depart! Not enough fuel as loaded so after circling the had to land inYYZ ZTO REFUEL. Seats were uncomfortable, with hard spots like springs that did not give.I did not like being told flight duration by ground crew and pilot that was wrong. They said it will board at x hour and flight Mie is 4 hrs 20minutes. That makes one think departure plus flight time equals arrival. NO ONE MENTIONED OVE 1 hour taxi time. Getting in four hours late, BTW the rain delay was not really accurate. There was no rain until after we were due to depart! Not enough fuel as loaded so after circling the had to land inYYZ ZTO REFUEL. Seats were uncomfortable, with hard spots like springs that did not give.I did not like being told flight duration by ground crew and pilot that was wrong. They said it will board at x hour and flight Mie is 4 hrs 20minutes. That makes one think departure plus flight time equals arrival. NO ONE MENTIONED OVE 1 hour taxi time. Getting in four hours late, BTW the rain delay was not really accurate. There was no rain until after we were due to depart! Not enough fuel as loaded so after circling the had to land inYYZ ZTO REFUEL. Seats were uncomfortable, with hard spots like springs that did not give.I did not like being told flight duration by ground crew and pilot that was wrong. They said it will board at x hour and flight Mie is 4 hrs 20minutes. That makes one think departure plus flight time equals arrival. NO ONE MENTIONED OVE 1 hour taxi time. Getting in four hours late, BTW the rain delay was not really accurate. There was no rain until after we were due to depart! Not enough fuel as loaded so after circling the had to land inYYZ ZTO REFUEL. Seats were uncomfortable, with hard spots like springs that did not give.I did not like being told flight duration by ground crew and pilot that was wrong. They said it will board at x hour and flight Mie is 4 hrs 20minutes. That makes one think departure plus flight time equals arrival. NO ONE MENTIONED OVE 1 hour taxi time. Getting in four hours late, BTW the rain delay was not really accurate. There was no rain until after we were due to depart! Not enough fuel as loaded so after circling the had to land inYYZ ZTO REFUEL. Seats were uncomfortable, with hard spots like springs that did not give.I did not like being told flight duration by ground crew and pilot that was wrong. They said it will board at x hour and flight Mie is 4 hrs 20minutes. That makes one think departure plus flight time equals arrival. NO ONE MENTIONED OVE 1 hour taxi time. Getting in four hours late, BTW the rain delay was not really accurate. T"
Pros: "The plane was clean, comfortable and the staff were good."
Cons: "It was 30 minutes late to board because we were waiting for the crew to arrive from another WJ flight and to transfer to this one."
Pros: "The luggage was taken good care of"
Cons: "There wasn’t any complimentary gluten free snacks :3"
Pros: "On time flight, great staff. Within Canada I will only fly Westjet."
Cons: "I assume the in flight entertainment was lame. Who uses that? Just give us a basic (no streaming) WiFi connection."
Pros: "Fairly smooth itinerary. Clean plane and friendly workers. Cramped seats, no entertainment system, three pretzel snack and not enough overhead space with everyone trying to cram too many personal items onboard makes for a frustrating experience. Not enough competition amongst Canadian operators. Expensive flight for such a short trip yet still a nickel and dime operation. Hopefully service will improve."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Great staff and spacious plane"
Cons: "I accidentally seem to have picked a middle seat instead of the window"
Pros: "The crew and flight was amazing."
Cons: "Checking in was horrible. I stood in line while many of the agents kept chatting with each other. Then when they finally noticed that I was still standing there 2 of them waved at me. The agent who checked me in acted like I was inconveniencing her, she had a really bad attitude."
Pros: "I had been very sick the night before the flight and was so weak that I needed a wheelchair. The wheelchair helpers i Vancouver were exceptional. They were so kind and genuinely helpful. I was very grateful. Also, your flight attendants seem to really enjoy their jobs. This is not the case on other airlines!"
Cons: "I checked my little carry-on and it was in Calgary but didn't make it to Vancouver. Trust it will be delivered today."
Pros: "Not very much"
Cons: "West jet delay caused me to miss air cananda connection. They offered no help in rebookong/hotel vouchers"
Cons: "Let me see, waited over an hour for a flight to catch up from Ottawa. Now flight to Vancouver over an hour late, gets in about 10 minutes before flight to Hong Kong leaves. So they say will wait for us as flight not full. Nope, flight leaves without 7 of us. Got the " don't know what happened" look. So they give us a $60 dollar food voucher, and take us to hotel because now must wait 12 hours for next flight. Tell us to be in lobby at a certain time to catch shuttle back to airport. Time comes, sorry no room, and buggers off. They call taxis, when drivers find drive for vouchers, tell us to load own baggage! Not likely to fly West Jet again."
Pros: "West Jet employees for the most part went the extra mile to ensure eveyones comforts, needs and safety. The booking with Kayak was a recommendation from a friend who I can't thank enough. Made what was an uncomfortable journey much easier."
Pros: "Westjet service and staff are friendly and helpful as always."
Cons: "The delay waiting to have the plane deiced before departure was a bit of a pain, but I also know this is out of control of the airline or the airport for that matter. It is something that can happen with the weather, so we just have to be patient."
Pros: "Safe and peaceful flight"
Cons: "A little bit late"
Pros: "We got to our destination"
Cons: "I'm just fed up with the general discomfort of air travel, but since I'm not willing to pay more I can't really complain I guess."
Cons: "No access to free WiFi."
Pros: "mostly everything that an airline can offer is always on par !"
Cons: "seat sealction - I've booked in advice but seat selection is always a headache. I prefer to have front seats (closes to front in econly class, emergency area) but I got stuck all the way in the back by the washrooms. It would be amazing if on my way back to Calgary I can have a better option?"
Pros: "Stayed patient with the large, young group aboard. Didn't let that stress bleed over to other passengers"
Cons: "Got there 2 minutes after check in closed and wouldn't let us fly"
Pros: "This was my first experience with West jet -- and it compares favorably with USA Southwest which is my preferred domestic airline."
Cons: "Was too hot"
Cons: "Had to follow behind other planes to get our turn to take off. I almost threw up because of the smell of exhaust. And it was a very wobbly take off."
Pros: "Flight crew was good. But ground crew could perhaps use some improvement? Person spraying the wings with de-icer missed half the time and sprayed the stuff all over the ground. Wonder how toxic it is? They were wearing face masks?"
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Everything was perfect on the way back except that people at baggage check in were not properly trained or what."
Cons: "We printed the baggage tag for 1 bag and went to a person to give away bag and she said you can't take other bag in the carry-on you have to check in that one as well. We told her to take at least this bag with tag she said bring both. Then worst luck, machine I went was out of tag paper so, went to the line again and other side of lady said I don't have the system for bag who have tag on it so she sent us to the other side that girl(same) again said I can take only one with already tag on it You will have to go to the center lane girl (third) now that girl said boarding is already started you might not get you baggage in this flight you will have to wait 2 hours. Like we had our classes as soon as we were reaching yvr. They wasted almost half an hour by sending us back and forth at yyc. I don't understand the fact that how a baggage with tag printed by the employees will be on same flight and baggage with the tag printed by us will be on next flight although we gave both bags at the same time. How stupid is this? I hope not to face this problem again in future."
Cons: "Cramped seating"
Pros: "Being disabled I found everyioine very helpful and friendly"
Cons: "Boarding was stressful but this was due to YYC customs and security being backed up, not directly a Westjet issue."
Pros: "Nice crew, comfy seats, good communication from Captain, efficient boarding"
Cons: "It was all fine"
Pros: "The staff did their best with controlling passengers who were a bit difficult. Overall a good experience."
Cons: "Implement the row by row getting off the plane. The flight back to Vancouver people were standing in the middle isle grabbing their carry on and waiting to get off the plane."
Pros: "Very well organized on check in..."
Cons: "They ran out of most food selections"
Cons: "Free snacks."
Cons: "The staff did not want to accept my ticket purchased through kayak, told me that should have bought a ticket directly through air transat, and they told me to buy a new ticket elsewhere if I wanted to travel on that day. So I had to buy a same day ticket with air canada for an additional $900 CAD, and my ticket bought through kayak was useless, making me waste the entire cost of the ticket purchased through kayak."
Pros: "Leg room was good"
Cons: "Food was lacking or you had to pay for it, not great on a long haul. Terrible films And tiny chairs"
Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "No entertainment system!"
Pros: "Crew amazing. Passengers great"
Cons: "Seats are way too small. Aisles way too tight. Recent acquisition by air Canada must improve passenger comfort."
Pros: "I liked having an empty seat next to me?"
Cons: "As a big guy, the person in front of my was reclining, and literally dug into my knees. I'm 6'3" so I'm not like abnormally large, but yeah. If there was someone sitting next to me this flight would have been absolutely horrendous. Also, no radio? No TV, what is this? the 80s? Earlier?"
Cons: "Newer aircraft"
Pros: "Exit row window seat with empty row beside me. Next to washroom. Got 2hours sleep. All I can ask for."
Cons: "Business class upgrade for free."
Pros: "Flight arrived early, was uneventful with great helpful cabin staff. I did not eat so can’t rate the food, and there is no inflight wifi or screens so that is not applicable in rating my trip. Excellent short hop on a shiny new aircraft, with pretty tight seating."
Cons: "Boarding took forever. Seats were tiny"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Couldn’t fit my carry on in their plane so I was forced to check it, plane was very cold, very little to no leg room"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Better on board entertainment"
Pros: "Nice flying, nice crew, nice jet"
Cons: "Luggage took an hour to get out... unacceptable"
Pros: "the crew was great,"
Cons: "The aircraft was crappy and old. The leg room was smaller than normal, timing delayed by hours, no comp given, still all refreshments needed paying for"
Pros: "It is already bad to travel overnight. When flight is late, that makes it really bad"
Pros: "Seats had decent space."
Cons: "Only had limited food so when the staff came, they had nothing left except for junk. Pretty pathetic considering we have to pay for it too. They prefer to let their passengers starve. No entertainment. Wouldn't take air Transat again unless I had no choice."
Pros: "Crew was kind and attentive. Boarding was efficient."
Cons: "Smallest seats I've been in in a while. Very poor on board entertainment (one 10" screen for every 4 rows, damaged audio ports, annoying movie choices). Very limited cabin storage."
Cons: "Delayed flight, my seat was bumped from an aisle to a window seat although I checked in online and secured the Seat 24hrs prior to departure. The excuse I was given by staff is that the person sitting next to me is a “big” person so it’s for my benefit. Well the row I had planned to sit in had two people with an empty seat in between. And they were not “big” as was said. my seat I was moved to had sick children behind my seat whom were coughing and kicking the back of my seat and the row was completely full. An aweful experience and to top it off, the planes entertainment program was broken so we were provided with no entertainment, video or audio."
Pros: "Great price! For the price, we didn't expect much, just travel and get there safe - NO FRILLS. We paid a little extra for legroom and are happy this was not an inflated price. Paying in advance for our bag and getting a small discount was also appreciated. "Get what you pay for" without feeling "nickled and dimed" is what we consider economical and fare treatment."
Cons: "Again "you get what you pay for" is considered. However if I was to be critical, the choice of movies was a little stressful and one sided. (Star Wars and The Avengers). I brought my own entertainment but I felt bad for the Older generation who may have preferred something a little more relaxing and less CGI explosions. Also the interior decor and hardware of the plane was seriously aged and worn, which could use for an upgrade soon."
Cons: "Old plane small cabin and seats hurt after 4 hrs."
Pros: "Friendly staff, comfy seats, in flight entertainment and charging stations at every seat"
Cons: "Not a lot of leg room, hectic boarding"
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "The plane noise was loud"
Pros: "Food and drinks"
Cons: "There were no personal TVs and the small TV in the overhead was hard to see and only played 1 movie. The seats were really small and space was tight."
Pros: "The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The food was good and the seats were quite roomy"
Cons: "I don’t have anything to complain about"
Cons: "Two hour delayed take off. All waited on the plane. Not pleased."
Cons: "My suitcase was damaged and it was not handled well at the airport and I have not heard back from the Airline"
Pros: "Staff - Friendly, polite, professional"
Cons: "Couldn't see TV screen Seat wouldn't recline Cramped and uncomfortable for such a long flight. When I arrived in Vancouver and picked up my luggage, the wheel and part of the suitcase were gone (broken off) . How do I make a claim for this? Thank you"
Pros: "Most areas were OK.."
Cons: "They have no control over babies crying but it was quite annoying. The left armrest was broken."
Cons: "Flight was delayed, boarding disorganized, very little legroom, only one beverage service for a 5 hr flight, no snacks (pretzels, peanuts etc)."
Cons: "Seat was very uncomfortable- cushioning badly needs replacing. Poor width of seat."
Cons: "3 hours late due to technical issue on the plane. Stuck in the airport for 3 hours. Crew was very apologetic. Wish more could have been done for us waiting in the dark."
Pros: "Can’t think of anything except my window seat"
Cons: "Way too cramped a plane, horrible food, crew were not very pleasant. The entertainment system was broken and there was nothing offered to customers. At least give everyone a free drink or something. They told us they tried to fix it but that was obviously not true. And they tell us once were in the air, which is unfortunate because some of us could of downloaded things in advance had we known. Just handled exceptionally poorly. I will not be flying with Air Transat again after this experience. Once was enough."
Pros: "One ground staff member was nice"
Cons: "Ignorant flight attendant, and didn't provide any instructions on how to travel with the baby Served drink, no snacks in whole 5 hour flight, no screens Tight legroom"
Pros: "Seats are very narrow a normal person cant fit in an aisle seat without having a portion of their shoulder sticking into the aisle which means constant bumping. Food was ok at least their was some which was really welcomed. Busy busy flight. Loved that it was a direct flight"
Cons: "We flew Air Transat from Vancouver to London and back as a family of 3. The seats were some of the most cramped that we've been in. Small space for leg room (and I'm only 5'3"), and the placement of the rigid boxes for the life jackets towards the front part of the seat made it impossible to rest your foot on the bar underneath. The arm rests went up, but not all the way back, so that further restricted room and made it awkward for my son to lean against me to sleep. The entertainment selection was OK, however it was the same for both directions, so the way home offered us a much smaller selection."
Pros: "Air transat is a great airline. Everything from the food to the service was amazing. Would 100% recommend them for your next holiday."
Pros: "Friendly staff , comfortable flight"
Pros: "Nice new plane with entertainment"
Cons: "Pizza not great. Too many annoying unnecessary announcements"
Pros: "Crew were courteous and professional."
Cons: "The seating was extremely cramped, food wasn't fit for consumption, and entertainment..not worth mentioning. These things have nothing to do with the crew, but is directly related to the management and their willingness to annoy and test the tolerance of their customers. Just reflects the tastelessness and cheapness of the airline. Will select other airline next time."
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Lighting was terrible, movie selection was not up to date and the food was bad. It took over an hour to be served a microwaved vegetable sandwich"
Pros: "the flight arrived and left on time!"
Cons: "I didn't like the food - could only eat one thing on the menu. More wheat free choices are needed. Crew were not quick to pick up trash or provide drinks of juice and water, tea etc. Seating is very narrow (and I am small -don't know how large people manage)."
Pros: "Cramped seating. Cost for every thing except coffee, water, and soft drinks."
Pros: "Staff were friendly"
Cons: "The plane sat at the gate for nearly an hour before we left."
Pros: "The staff were really great, they were friendly, attentive and professional. We were flying with an infant in a car seat and they rearranged people's seats so that nobody sat ahead of her (because they wouldn't be able to recline their seats), of the 4 flights on the trip that we had, this was the only one where they did that. Snacks and drinks were solid, pizza could have been better. Sandwich options were good. Change table in some washrooms was great."
Cons: "Entertainment system was a bit light on options for a 9 hour flight but had quality stuff."
Pros: "Air Transat treated us to a very good flight. Flying economy for hours is never the most pleasant of experiences but the return flight was a pleasure. The Airbus plane appeared to be practically new - very clean and comfortable. The flight crew was a nice mix of experienced and fresh - I heard one crew member welcoming her colleague to her first flight. They were cheerful, helpful and gracious. I was able to move to a center row of three empty seats and stretch out to my hearts content and my partner then had two seats for her comfort. We expected a budget flight with no service but instead were offered drinks, a sandwich and a snack. One of the best international flights I can remember."
Cons: "The usual stuff - reclining seats really squeeze your space, fussy babies that after fifteen minutes you wish would just go to sleep..."
Airlines flying from Calgary to Vancouver have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Calgary to Vancouver
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Calgary to Vancouver
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Calgary to Vancouver
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Calgary to Vancouver
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Calgary to Vancouver