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Flight from Edmonton to Vancouver
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When to book flights from Edmonton to Vancouver Intl
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Edmonton
Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for C$ 97 or less one-way and C$ 312 or less round-trip.
The cheapest flight from Edmonton to Vancouver was found, on average, 24 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 14% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
The primary airport for departing from Edmonton on the way to Vancouver is Edmonton International Airport (YEG). Consider taking bus route 747 if you wish to connect to YEG. From downtown Edmonton, the bus offers dependable and convenient transportation options, stopping at Gate 8.
Booking a trip from Edmonton to Vancouver gives you the chance to travel to a number of other nearby cities. In addition to serving Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) also provides convenient connection to a few other surrounding cities, including Burnaby and Richmond, among others. The most convenient modes of transportation from YVR to these cities are buses and rental cars.
Consider booking Air Canada if you're traveling from Edmonton to Vancouver with children. Because of its roomy seats and additional legroom, which provide passengers with comfort throughout the entire flight, this airline is well-liked by parents. Additionally, Air Canada provides kid-friendly entertainment for young passengers on all lengthy flights, including Edmonton to Vancouver.
If you’re travelling light on your flight from Edmonton to Vancouver, you can choose to take the convenient and direct skyshuttle from downtown to Edmonton International Airport (YEG). A ticket costs C$ 18, paid in cash or credit card, and the trip takes about 1h and 20min. Please note that trips must be pre-booked and that the skyshuttle’s final stop is at the arrivals area, not departures. However, the departures area is just a few minutes away, within walking distance.
If your flight from Edmonton to Vancouver is the first leg of a more extended trip, when you land at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) you can book a room for four, six or eight hours at the onsite Fairmount Vancouver Airport Hotel.
After your flight lands and you’ve claimed your luggage, reaching downtown Vancouver from the airport is as easy as catching the Canada Line rapid transit rail on level 3. One-way tickets cost C$ 9.20, and you'll reach the city centre in less than half an hour.
Travelling with a group and could use some help managing everyone’s luggage? The Vancouver Skycap Porters are there to assist you, whether moving luggage from arrivals to your taxi or helping you with your pet if you’re travelling with one. They charge a flat fee of C$ 10 for up to three items, and C$ 2 for each extra piece.
If you need a bite to eat before leaving the airport, there are two restaurants on level 3 of the domestic terminal. Wok n’ Roll serves Chinese food every day from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, while White Spot serves a wider variety of dishes every day from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
FAQs for booking Edmonton to Vancouver flights
travellers with limited mobility can board flights from Edmonton to Vancouver without any problems. All airlines at YEG offer wheelchair services from cab drop-off locations to the aircraft. Similarly, all airlines at YVR have staff members stationed at various locations to help arriving visitors with limited mobility.
The best approach to catch the earliest flight to Vancouver from YEG is staying at one of the hotels that are close to the airport. There are several hotels you might think about for this purpose, with many of them being at a walkable distance from YEG. In addition to being near the airport, this hotel also offers free airport shuttles. Therefore, you will not only be closer to the airport, but also save on your transportation costs.
All taxis are located on level 2 of the arrivals area at Vancouver International Airport. Taxis charge a fixed fare that depends on which zone you’re travelling to. Downtown Vancouver includes zones 8, 9, 10 and 11. Most landmarks and accommodations concentrate in zone 8, which costs C$ 32 to reach by taxi. Taxi rides outside these fixed zones will be metred.
Car rental companies are located on the ground floor, just outside the main terminal. On-site companies include National, Hertz, Alamo, Dollar Thrifty, Avis, Budget and Zipcar. All passengers renting a car at the airport will pay a Customer Facility Charge, included in their rental fees, which is reinvested by the airport to improve car rental facilities.
The fast train operated by Canada Line connects the airport to downtown Vancouver in 30min, and a one-way ticket costs C$ 9.50. The train departs from a stop between the domestic and international terminals. The first train leaves the airport at 5:07 am and the last train at 12:56 am.
Regardless of what hotel you're staying at, all complimentary shuttles pick up passengers at the green canopy area outside the arrivals area of both terminals. At the international terminal it's on level 2, and in the domestic terminal it’s on level 1. If you haven’t booked this service with your hotel previously, you can request a shuttle using one of the direct dial phones on level 2 of both terminals or at the pick-up area.
Direct flights take on average 1h 35m to travel the 808 km between Edmonton and Vancouver.
167 direct flights run between Edmonton and Vancouver on a daily basis. On average, there are about 1,175 departures each week.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Flair Airlines (C$ 44) and WestJet (C$ 87). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Flair Airlines (C$ 111) and WestJet (C$ 201).
In normal times, Air Canada flies from Edmonton to Vancouver up to 29 times per day, Air New Zealand up to 14 times per day, and Aeromexico up to 14 times per day.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Edmonton to Vancouver, look for departures on Sundays and avoid leaving on a Wednesday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Vancouver, Friday is the cheapest day to fly and Thursday is the most expensive.
The earliest flight leaves Edmonton at 6:15 am and lands in Vancouver at 6:51 am.
The last flight leaves Edmonton at 11:10 pm and lands in Vancouver at 11:55 pm.
All the following airlines operate direct flights between Edmonton and Vancouver: Air Canada, Air France, Aeromexico, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Flair Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, KLM, LATAM Airlines, SWISS, XiamenAir, ANA, Air New Zealand, Philippine Airlines, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, and WestJet.
Only Air Canada offers inflight Wi-Fi service on the Edmonton to Vancouver flight route.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Edmonton to Vancouver flight route.
Star Alliance, SkyTeam, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Edmonton and Vancouver, with SkyTeam being the most commonly used for this route.
There are direct flights from Edmonton to Vancouver on a daily basis.
The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Edmonton to Vancouver are WestJet and Flair Airlines. With an average price for the route of C$ 188 and an overall rating of 7.7, WestJet is the most popular choice. Flair Airlines is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of C$ 108 and an overall rating of 6.6.
Air Canada, WestJet and Air New Zealand have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Edmonton to Vancouver Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Edmonton to Vancouver.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Vancouver from Edmonton is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Vancouver with an airline and back to Edmonton with another airline.
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 Edmonton up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.