Cheap Flights to Toronto

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Toronto overview

As the largest Canadian city, Toronto is one of the country’s major draw cards, and it’s not hard to understand why. From its vibrant and multicultural communities to its artistic flair that comes to life in studios and galleries lining the streets, Toronto is a destination that’s crammed full of great flavors, smells, and sights for travelers taking a cheap flight here. At first sight, Toronto’s tourist attractions may be what pull you in, but once you linger around in the lively neighborhoods and mingle with the friendly locals; you may just find yourself wanting to return time and again!

When is the best time to fly toToronto?

Peak season:

Peak tourism season in Toronto runs between June and October, but seeing that this is also when a lot of annual festivals take place, it may be a little harder to find cheap flights to Toronto during the peak season. You may be able to find a cheap flight deal to Toronto from September to November, which marks autumn in Canada. Keep in mind that the Toronto Film Festival takes place in September here every year, so be sure to book your flight tickets and accommodation well in advance to help you save on flight tickets!

Off season:

Winter is a time that sees thinner crowds ushering into Toronto, but if you’re okay with the cold weather, this can be the perfect time to book a cheap flight to Toronto. Winter sports enthusiasts will enjoy the array of snow sports on offer this time of the year along with discounted flight and accommodation rates.

When is the best time to book a flight toToronto?

The cheapest flights to and from Toronto can generally be found when bookings are made during the months of May and June. From June onwards, flight prices increase steeply as Toronto’s big festivals come into play. Whichever month you decide to book your tickets, do your admin well in advance to avoid the risk of overpaying on airfare and accommodation due to late bookings.

How long is the flight toToronto?

Johannesburg to Toronto        19 hour, 50 minutes
Durban to Toronto                  22 hours, 55 minutes
Cape Town to Toronto            21 hours, 50 minutes


Which airlines operate flights toToronto?

There are quite a lot of airlines that operate cheap flights to and from Toronto. Some of the most popular carriers for South African’s to use includes Egypt Air, Qantas, Jet Airways, Air Canada, and Ethiopian Airways. All of these airlines have their own pros and cons. You should consider whether comfort or a budget ticket is essential to you needs and then make a well-rounded decision based on that.

How do you get from the airport to the city center?

Getting from the airport to downtown Toronto can be done in two realistic ways. For starters, you may want to make use of a coach service, which isn’t cheap, but it’s efficient and comfortable. Option two is the Toronto ‘Rocket’, which is the train that runs from the airport to downtown and pretty much everywhere else in the city as well. The second option is really more for travelers who are on a limited budget or those who would like to get an authentic Toronto experience right from the word go.

Toronto insider information

  • If you can get to Toronto during September, try to check out the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, which is renowned for showcasing films from over 50 world countries.
  • Paying a visit to the CN Tower, the 550-meter high iconic skyline tower of Toronto, is an absolute must for tourists.  The best views here can be enjoyed from the top of the tower, where you can take in the panoramic views over the city.
  • If you’re visiting Toronto during the summer months, why not spend a day chilling on one of the beaches near Lake Ontario?
  • For a shopping experience that offers a little something else, visitors can head over to Kensington Market, a Bohemian hub where everything and anything from alternative clothing to new experimental food creations can be purchased.
  • Families should try scheduling a visit to Toronto Island Park into their itineraries, which is a great spot for enjoying the beach, dipping your feet in the wading pool, and exploring the intriguing Gibraltar Lighthouse.
  • For a more modern experience, explore the Ontario Science Center which boasts attractions with the likes of a tornado machine, a sound proof tunnel, a rain forest, and a balance testing machine.
  • If you plan on taking a cheap flight to Toronto during the winter months, be sure to feast at the Winter City Festival. The festival is a great place to pick up gourmet foods at very affordable prices!

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How much do things cost in Toronto?

Bottle of wine
R 160.46
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 128.36
Loaf of white bread
R 27.84
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 34.77
1 km taxi journey
R 18.72
Taxi - fixed fee
R 40.11
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 326.42
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1029.42
Pair of jeans
R 689.12
Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 96.27
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 17.11
Cheap meal
R 160.46
3 course meal for 2
R 748.79
How much does a beer cost in Toronto?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 29
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 26
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 75
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 75

International departures to Toronto