Cheap Flights to Canada

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Canada overview

Showcasing stunning multiculturalism, classy cities inhabited by wonderfully friendly locals, and boasting some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth, Canada is a country that might well captivate the hearts of thousands of humble travelers out there. Whether you’re exploring the unspoiled wilderness or living it up in the milder south along the US border, you’re bound to be fascinated by extraordinary diversity, which can only be found in Canadian soil!

When is the best time to fly to Canada?

Peak season:

Depending on your reason for visiting Canada, the peak season may vary. Winter sports enthusiasts should try to catch a cheap flight to Canada between the months of November and March when the snowfall is consistent. If you’re keen on experiencing the finest Canadian weather, a good time to book your flight to Canada would be between May and September, which is when you’d be able to soak up the sun on the beaches of British Columbia.

Off season:

If you’re okay with facing loads of snow and braving icy temperatures, the optimal time to book a cheap flight to Canada is during their winter months. Booking your flights to Canada for the months between November and February will allow you to enjoy lower airfare rates and may also provide you with the perfect opportunity to go skiing or even ice-fishing!

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

You’ll find that the cheapest flights to Canada can often be booked during the months of May and June, but this may vary depending on where exactly you are flying to. During the months of June through October, Toronto plays host to a range of big festivals, which may have a dramatic impact on flight ticket prices. Tourists taking cheap flights to Canada have the best shot of securing great deals when they are a little flexible with their travel dates and aim to do their flight bookings at least two months in advance.

How long is the flight to Canada?

Johannesburg to Toronto        20 hours, 25 minutes

Johannesburg to Montreal       19 hours, 36 minutes

Johannesburg to Vancouver    23 hours, 20 minutes


Which airlines operate flights to Canada?

British Airways, United Airlines, Air Canada, Royal Air Maroc, and Finnair highlight but five of the various airlines operating cheap flights to and from Canada. Although there might be slight pricing differences between one airline and another, this largely depends on where exactly you want to fly to. In order to secure a cheap flight to Canada, it’s advisable that tourists compare airlines once they’ve worked out their itineraries, measuring up the benefits offered by each airline.

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


The Toronto “Rocket” is one of the easiest and fastest ways for you to get from the airport to the Kipling Subway Station, which is located at the city center. Travelers may also make use of the slightly more costly coach bus, which departs regularly from the airport and runs to Toronto city.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi to the city, as long as you keep in mind that this might well be the most expensive way of commuting from the airport to the city center.


If you’re traveling in a small group, one of the fastest and cheapest ways to get from the airport in Montreal to the city center would be to use a taxi, which can be found parked outside of the arrival terminals. There is also an express bus that offers free onboard Wi-Fi and can get you to the city center in roughly 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can also make use of the range of public buses if you’ve got time and coins to spare.


The Vancouver Line can get you from the terminals to the city center in roughly 25 minutes. This is a great option for travelers who need an efficient and convenient way of getting into the city with a bunch of luggage. Some hotels offer courtesy transfer services from the airport, so be sure to inquire with the one you are boarding with to see if they offer this service.

Canada insider information

  • In order to get a taste of charming old Canada, you should try paying a visit to the country’s capital, Ottawa. On show here are an abundance of restored Victorian houses and shops, the old Parliament buildings, and some seriously impressive Gothic Revival architecture.
  • If you’re visiting Canada during the winter, be sure to check out Quebec’s Winter Carnival where you’ll be able to see the stunning ice hotel.
  • Vancouver is a great city to visit if you’re keen on sightseeing in a mild climate and amazing natural beauty. Since it’s a year-round destination, the city is always playing host to a range of entertaining events such as ballet shows and theatrical performances, which is bound to keep young and old entertained.
  • Ontario isn’t only a city you should visit if you’re planning on seeing the Niagara Falls, it’s also where you’ll get the opportunity of gazing upon the world’s tallest structure: the CN Tower, standing tall at 553 meters high, complete with a glass floor viewing deck and a revolving restaurant!

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How much do things cost in Canada?

Bottle of wine
R 137.82
Petrol (1 litre)
R 10.73
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 284.83
Cinema ticket
R 128.63
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 31.85
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 17.11
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 55.13
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 35.11
1 km taxi journey
R 13.78
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 16.98
Taxi - fixed fee
R 31.24
R 39.69
Petrol (1 litre)
R 11.12
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 101.07
Cheap meal
R 137.82
Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 91.88

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