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Flights to Calgary in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR14 633Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip fromR14 018From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Calgary
One-way fromR137One-way flight from Johannesburg to Calgary

Cheapest prices for Calgary flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Calgary found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R12 655
February
R12 571
March
R13 048
April
R14 312
May
R12 513
June
R14 840
July
R15 000
August
R15 400
September
R14 369
October
R12 667
November
R13 220
December
R14 486
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Calgary is May. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Calgary?

Average Calgary flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - YYC
Price
R12 513 - R21 305
YYC
Temperature
-1 - 25 °C
YYC
Rainfall
11 - 113 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, May is seen as the time to fly to Calgary, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. July sees the temperatures in Calgary peak to their warmest. June tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Calgary?

Booking 32 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Calgary. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Calgary?

The cheapest flights to Calgary are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Calgary?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Calgary. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

When to fly

Summers in Calgary are typically warm, with temperatures up to about 23 degrees Celsius. The majority of the rainfall occurs during this period so make sure you pack clothes suitable for the weather.

If you book your flight for between June and August, you can experience the many festivals which take place, such as the Calgary Folk Music Festival and the Calgary Stampede, both taking place in July. The Calgary Folk Music Festival features over 50 international artists who perform over 100 concerts in the Prince’s Island Park to daily audiences of around 13,000 people. As well as taking in the diverse music and the forested scenery, you can also visit the interactive family area, taste some global culinary delights and sip a cold beer under the tree-shaded beer garden. The cool and relaxed atmosphere, of this 4-day festival, is sure to appeal to all ages. Promoted as the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’, the Calgary Stampede is North America’s premier rodeo and western festival. During this event you can expect to see a whole host of events including a rodeo, derby, grandstand show and parade. 

The weather during autumn can make it a pleasant time to visit. September is particularly rewarding with warm days and beautiful fall foliage appearing slowly.

The winter months are cold and experience snowfall, with temperatures on average dropping as low as -13 degrees. Due to the climate and location, Calgary is a great place to head to during winter, especially if you’re a snow sports lover, as it is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. After stepping off your flight to Calgary, you can easily get to Banff, Lake Louise and Canmore, the ski resorts, in just a couple of hours by heading west along the Trans-Canada Highway. Lake Louise Ski Area is one of the largest ski areas in North America, with over 4200 skiable acres. This is the perfect ski destination for groups and families as there are a variety of beginner, intermediate and expert runs which go down from the same ski lift.  

Destination overview

There’s more to Calgary than oil, cowboys and beef. The southern Alberta city, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, has grown from pioneer settlement to cosmopolitan city in the space of 120 years. Visitors will find that the city has a thriving music scene – traditional and modern – and Canada’s third-largest Chinatown. There are plenty of shopping opportunities in the central area and an added bonus is the absence of a provincial sales tax.

Calgary hasn’t grown too far from its roots however. The world-famous Calgary Stampede celebrates its heritage. Fort Calgary, the 1880s North West Mounted Police post in Inglewood, encompasses a historic park, and even the Pengrowth Saddledome, home of NHL’s Calgary Flames, the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen and the NLL’s Calgary Roughnecks, which is shaped like a saddle.

Calgary’s real story is the great outdoors. Fish Creek Park, in south Calgary, is Canada’s largest urban park, three times bigger than Stanley Park in Vancouver. Within a couple of hours’ drive is Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Canada’s first national park, a mecca for winter sports and nature enthusiasts.

 

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Getting around Calgary

Calgary has a bus system and a light-rail system, the C-Train, running through the city. You can transfer between the two easily, and the C-Train is free anywhere in the centre. If you want to rent a car, you can find any of the car rental companies at the airport or around town. Taxis are also convenient, and reasonably priced. Be careful if you decide to walk. East-west blocks are very long, and it can take you longer than you’d expect. To help pedestrians get around, the city has the “Plus-15” system, which is a series of enclosed walkways connecting buildings above street level. You can access the walkways at streets marked with a “+15.”

Getting from the airport to the city

Flights to Calgary arrive to the main airport Calgary International Airport (YYC), which is approximately 10 miles (17 km) northeast of the city centre. Many hotels offer curtesy shuttles from the airport so check your options at booking. There is also a regular shuttle between the airport and the city centre, several public bus services and coaches. Taxis, limousines and car rental companies are represented at the airport.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Calgary?

Booking a flight to Calgary (YYC) is your only option if you intend on flying to Calgary. It is only a 9,3 km journey from Calgary to Calgary’s city centre.

Calgary 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Calgary found for this year
3 Nov - 7 Nov
R14 018pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
YYC
Calgary
YYC
Calgary
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Nov - 7 Nov
R14 046pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
YYC
Calgary
YYC
Calgary
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Nov - 7 Nov
R18 650pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air France
   
2 STOPS
YYC
Calgary
YYC
Calgary
Air France
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

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