Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Toronto to Vancouver
WestJet, Air Canada and Delta have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Toronto to Vancouver Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Toronto to Vancouver Intl.
The average direct flight takes 5h 02m, covering a distance of 3364 km.
There are 632 (direct) flights between Toronto and Vancouver per week, averaging 90 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on WestJet ($135) and Multiple Airlines ($426), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air Transat ($259) and WestJet ($262).
Air Canada (16 times daily), WestJet (15 times daily), Austrian Airlines (7 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Toronto to Vancouver, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Vancouver back to Toronto, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Vancouver International Airport offers the Canada Line for access to the city center. This rapid transit rail line will get you from Vancouver International Airport to downtown Vancouver in around 30 minutes. The Canada Line can be found between the international and domestic terminals. If you have any trouble finding the station, just ask one of the volunteers in green coats for directions.
Neither Lyft nor Uber operate at Vancouver International Airport, however, taxis are available for pick up on level two of the arrivals area. All taxi drivers that operate at Vancouver International Airport are fully licensed and are required to undergo training in safe driving, customer service and dealing with passengers with special needs.
The hotel courtesy shuttle pick-up zone is located under the green canopy outside of the domestic terminal arrivals on level one. You can request a shuttle with the direct-dial phones that are located on level two of the domestic terminal, or at the pick-up area outside of the terminal.
Vancouver International Airport offers an extremely convenient way to rent cars. All of the on-site car rental companies and their vehicles operate on the ground level of the parkade, just a few steps from the exit of the terminal building. All major rental companies like Hertz, Avis and Budget operate at Vancouver International Airport.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Vancouver from Toronto up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Overall not bad at all :)"
Cons: "All was good"
Cons: "Entertainment was poor. Lost reception on most channels and audio was poor/ awful. Connecting flight from Toronto to YVR was late as as result of leaving late from NFL. Better scheduling."
Pros: "Crew was great! Seat space was a bit tight"
Cons: "Little more space and leg room"
Pros: "Seat was uncomfortable because of the head rest that is attached to the seat. However the staff and crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Better seats"
Pros: "Didn’t make my flight"
Cons: "If the app didn’t send me a message saying my flight had been delayed when it was in fact on time."
Pros: "Very smooth flight, friendly staff."
Cons: "Apparently the plan had to be swapped out so it was a smaller plane with no screens and no charging ports."
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "In flight entertainment was poor. Seat was poor."
Pros: "Good leg room for a change."
Pros: "Staff is friendly."
Cons: "We didn’t appreciate the walk from Gate 4 to Gate 41 TWICE when the departure gate was changed. We are in our 80’s and it was quite a trek!"
Cons: "Lazy flight attendant. Only got served once during the entire flight"
Pros: "On time and friendly! This was my first experience with West Jet. If the opportunity comes along...I will gladly travel with them again."
Pros: "The flight attendant was very nice and checked on me quite often"
Cons: "Capt made the decision to delay push back by about 18 minutes to wait for 2 passengers A very nice gesture which I understand but I had to run at yvr to get my connecting flight ."
Pros: "The crew was kind when they gave me an extra bag of pretzels to calm my rolling stomach on a flight that while over 4 hours long does qualify for even a decent sized bag of pretzels."
Cons: "I think the seats on westjet are ridiculous, are they smaller than other planes. I was practically in the lap of the person next to me. I'm 5'7 and I couldn't even rest my head on my knees to stop the extreme motion sickness. I couldn't even finish my flight today because I couldn't stand the nausea and I couldn't rest in a seat 2 sizes too small for a regular sized person. I had to lay down and when it didn't subside I had to find accommodation. I will never fly with westjet again. But thanks you know for the pretzels."
Pros: "Flight right on time"
Cons: "Crying baby behind me, man sitting next to me was sleeping on me, when I asked to switch seats, the response was “sorry.. are you ok though?”"
Pros: "Thought the flight left a little late, we still arrived on time."
Cons: "The seats weren't that comfortable. Though I'm not fat there was little room to move left or right there was however ample leg room considering I'm fairly tall. Though the flights are quite expensive no meal is included., only drinks and snacks."
Pros: "Quick, efficient boarding and deplaning."
Cons: "This was a flight that aligned with 4:00am-9:00am vancouver time, I thought we would get lights diimmed and time for us to sleep, but it was bright and loud the whole time."
Pros: "Communication via the phone app was very good about delays."
Cons: "They had no inflight entertainment."
Pros: "getting to Vancouver in short time."
Cons: "No movi"
Pros: "Arriving early."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Good flight plenty of water."
Cons: "Very nice. Nothing"
Pros: "Pre departure check in and seat selection"
Cons: "Flight was 30 mins late in departure. No in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Lots of delays on both flights. Expensive in flight meal options. Even in flight entertainment was with payment only."
Pros: "The flight and the seating was comfortable. Food served was fine too."
Cons: "Well, they mixed up my check-in luggage during transit. As a result it got delayed and I had to spend the night without it. Although, I was informed about this miss when I landed in Vancouver, the team did not seem to feel particularly bad about it. Also, the process of getting reimbursed for the predefined expenditure allowance needs to be more efficient. Ideally, in such cases, the airlines should not only refund the check-in fee, but also provide a prepaid card to make any urgent purchases. Their current process requires one to bear the expenses initially, scan/click and send the original receipts and await a response from their baggage team. I am waiting to hear back from them on my submission."
Pros: "good looking crew members"
Cons: "ugly pilot"
Pros: "Great food glad I preordered. Great flight and crew"
Cons: "Didn’t know I needed to download the WestJet app in advance - wish there was a way to download it locally from a server on the plane and/or receive a message in advance suggesting to download. I have now downloaded it after I got off the plane and looking forward to trying it out on the return flight"
Pros: "The wifi inflight service"
Cons: "No food, only snacks."
Pros: "Our flight moved up one hour from our original booking, which wasn't ideal, though we were rerouted, transferring in Calgary rather than Vancouver. This should have saved us time, so we didn't mind."
Cons: "But then we sat on the tarmac in Toronto for an hour and a half, which cause us to miss our connecting flight in Calgary. In the end, we got home later than planned. The flight was fine, but the changes and delays were frustrating."
Pros: "Had an empty seat next to me, the extra space made the flight one of the most comfortable I've ever been on"
Pros: "Seats are fairly comfortable. Everything mostly went smoothly."
Cons: "Cannot use the in-flight entertainment system due to not having the WestJet app. Not able to download the app in flight. WestJet should at least provide a $0.99 internet option for 5 minutes, or allow free internet access to the App store for a few minutes to download the WestJet app."
Pros: "We took off, we flew, we landed and walked away."
Cons: "5hrs and 9min flight time. Add boarding and alighting at the other end - adds up to over 6 hours travel time. WestJet will supply you with a coffee or tea and a cookie, pretzel or cheese stick packet. Wow! You get to watch fair selection of movies etc on your own phone or tablet - IF you have downloaded the app BEFORE you leave the terminal.Wow! If you need to wait for the bathroom the stewardess tells you to wait in the aisle behind row 3... really? So I can't just stand here in the galley and wait... no sir, behind row 3. Best advice - fly Air Canada - these guys do not deserve your money!"
Pros: "We got there"
Cons: "I just cannot understand why WestJet cannot seat six people travelling together together. I mean really folks, it can’t be that hard... especially since five of those passengers have the same surname! Finally, is a cup of coffee and cookie and a glass of water really sufficient for a 5hr 9min flight, which adds to well over six hours with boarding and alighting time included."
Pros: "Due to a baggage check-in snafu, we were very late to arrive at our gate. But we made it! And the staff were still very kind to us even though we arrived so late and they didn't know why. The flight was probably the smoothest I've ever been on, and the snack and beverage service was just fine - I loved that cookies were an option and not just pretzels. Overall, an excellent experience!"
Cons: "No vegetarian stuff inflight. Plz suggest to westjet."
Cons: "Too short"
Pros: "They brought the movie thingy out right away and managed to watch 2 movies made the whole trip thanks west jet"
Cons: "Always the food seems like every sandwich has cheese in it or sausages. Meat both have dairy and I have dairy allergies it makes it hard how about a good old tuna sandwich (not old) u just get a well made sticker and put it on the old menu"
Pros: "Flights were on time and luggage arrived safely."
Cons: "I couldn't access inflght movies as I didn't realize I had to have the WestJet App downloaded prior to the flight. In any event I like having a screen in front of me rather than looking at a tiny Android screen. Also on a 5 hour flight it seems we should get a hot meal rather than having to pay extra for meals."
Pros: "Go from point a to point b"
Cons: "Westjet will nickel and dime you for everything. Did a +9h flight from Vancouver to London and no meal is included during the whole flight. They keep trying to upsale you for everything. Not only is the food expensive it is also real garbage. Flight was delayed by 75 minutes and nearly missed my connection. Of course no checked baggage is included in your already expensive ticket. You have to fork in another 30$ for the privilege of checking luggage. WestJet pretends to offer 200-300$ cheaper plane tickets compared to the competition, but this is false. I found plenty of other flights for same or even cheaper prices with quality airline companies like Lufthansa or Air Canada that include a meal and checked baggage and other perks, but in my case I had already booked. I really recommending you looking for other airline companies for any flight that is not short haul. WestJet's slogan is an airline company with owner that care... Whatever the hell that means. Maybe someone can explain? WestJet brags about it's outstanding customer service while at the same time cutting every corner possible on service. Kind of a contradiction."
Pros: "The most amazing flight crew. The flight was very cold and one of the flight attendants surprised me with a tea to make sure I was warm. I fly frequently with many different airlines and West Jet ALWAYS has the best flight crew."
Pros: "Haven't flown Westjet in years. Don't know why but I don't have sore kneecaps, was served great coffee, the stewards always smiled and had funny things to say, and the gate keepers were happy and honest. I'm going to be a frequent flyer now for sure."
Cons: "I didn't like....um....nope. no complaints"
Pros: "I always feel welcome when traveling with WestJet. Their cheerful, knowledgeable staff are committed to their passengers wellbeing. They create an atmosphere of comfort, and the seats with enough reclining and leg room add to that. Wherever possible I will always fly with WestJet!"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "It was fast, friendly and over all made me impressed."
Pros: "Smooth, cost effective and friendly staff."
Pros: "Great service! Crew was very friendly and happy. Flight was online and landed early"
Cons: "No screen on the back of the chairs"
Pros: "When I missed my flight by 5 minutes due to AA failure at the gate. The woman at the westjet gate was super friendly and kind to me. She gave me a good seat and meal vouchers to get me through the night. Unlike AA who could not care less."
Cons: "I missed my flight but that not your fault."
Pros: "Friendly crew. We were able to check our carry on bags to our final destination for free, since it was a full flight."
Cons: "Was surprised that a there was no checked baggage allowance or meal included, especially for an international flight!"
Cons: "The city I went to was locked down due to covid. Neither the airline nor budget air helped me get a refund before the flight took off.. Still waiting to hear back..."
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."
Cons: "Free snacks."
Pros: "Quick boarding. Clean plane."
Cons: "Disgusted that baggage wasn't included in the ticket price. I've taken the route 6 times, and this is the first time baggage wasn't included in my ticket. Seats were very small and cramped, with very little room. Not enough space in the overhead lockers for baggage which made cramped seats even more cramped. The TV didn't work either so was a long flight with little entertainment."
Cons: "Seats low on padding, no movie options other than the one offered on the public screen"
Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "No entertainment system!"
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: "Crew very good, food was good, middle seat of 3 could have been a little more comfortable."
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: "The crew was good."
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Better on board entertainment"
Cons: "huge delay"
Cons: "Never made it on the flight and have no help getting any refund or compensation. Unable to make connections to Toronto."
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: "The process to go through security and boarding was smooth and efficient"
Cons: "For. 4 hour delay, would have been nice for AT to offer something to their patrons...drink, snack etc"
Pros: "Flow as smooth , attendants were good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed and then we sat about an hour on board waiting to get de-iced. Ended up over 1 1/2 hours late."
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."
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: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "The plane noise was loud"
Pros: "The flight was brief."
Cons: "Cramped, very poor landing, insufficient information as to how to get to the flight with my luggage. I couldn’t find my luggage at the other end."
Pros: "Checking In was really easy and the TSA process was speedy"
Cons: "The flight attendant kept insisting that we take our headphones out even there were no announcements being made."
Cons: "my suitcase are mising"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, boarding disorganized, very little legroom, only one beverage service for a 5 hr flight, no snacks (pretzels, peanuts etc)."
Cons: "No chance to change or reschedule flight. No understanding with a bit of compassion the situation."
Pros: "Nothing - why would you get your clients to use it?"
Cons: "everything- take a look at my review on the App Store"
Pros: "It was an easy process"
Cons: "Some lady was screaming there was not enough space for her luggage overhead."
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: "Personnel serviable et professionnel"
Cons: "One jour late on schedule"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seat"
Pros: "Can’t think of anything except my window seat"
Cons: "Dirty, unsanitary plane. Bathroom unusable. Screaming toddler behind me. One of the worst plane trips I've ever been on."
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: "Boarding the plane was well organised."
Cons: "We boarded in time to fly at 10:05pm, however 7 passengers didn't turn up until almost 11pm. We weren't offered any snacks or drinks whilst waiting. Our 7 year old son spent most of this time desperate for the toilet but we weren't allowed. We all just wanted to go to sleep after a long day, I wanted to get to sleep because I faced 4 hours drive home after landing in London. We were served food and drinks at around midnight... I was asleep and was woken by a stewardess shouting "Would you like a drink" (not sure if she was speaking to me - but to be honest on a night flight I expected the aircrew to be a little more tactful). The cabin lights were eventually dimmed at about 1:30 for perhaps a couple of hours, when they were turned back on and we were served a slice of carrot cake for breakfast. The whole trip felt very bizarre, the opposite of the outbound trip where everything felt very special. After landing we retrieved our luggage only to find our cases were badly damaged, we've traveled with the same cases for the last five weeks during which time they have survived without a scratch."
Cons: "No complaints about anything at all"
Cons: "Delayed for 90 min"
Cons: "We missed connection In Amsterdam to Southampton and in turn missed out cruse!"
Pros: "The crew tried their best. The fkight was delayed and they worked very hard."
Cons: "The plane was very outdated. I had an emergency exit seat and the air coming in from the door was freezing. Not worth the money I spent."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "Charge for a blanket, limits on carryon were unrealistic,no ice in drink, a crew member was cranky throughout flight,"
Cons: "Plane was freezing and had to buy a blanket."
Cons: "The flight is a night flight, so most of us are trying to sleep but we were woken up two hours before landing to be given a piece of cinnamon loaf...I would rather sleep!"
Pros: "Would like to stand more. It is too long sitting."
Pros: "Business class seat"
Cons: "2hour delay!"
Pros: "Same as above"
Airlines flying from Toronto 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 Toronto to Vancouver
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Toronto to Vancouver
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Toronto to Vancouver
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Toronto to Vancouver
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Toronto to Vancouver