Cheap Flights from Munich to Vancouver in 2019
Flight information Munich to Vancouver
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Average flight time, total distance 8345 kilometers
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Vancouver International, Vancouver Coal Harbour and Vancouver Boundary Bay
Airlines That Fly From Munich to VancouverLufthansa and Air Canada have the only non-stop flights from Munich International (MUC) to Vancouver International (YVR). The two airlines code share with one another. It's possible to be on an Air Canada jet one way and a Lufthansa plane the other. Flying time is about 10.5 hours. The non-stops tend to be more expensive. Both airlines also offer one-stop and two-stop service, but the connections do add to your travel time. Other airlines flying Munich to Vancouver include Condor Air, KLM, British Airways, Air France and several American carriers.
Munich International Airport Terminal Information
The Franz Josef Strauss Munich International Airport (MUC) is 38 kilometres from the city's downtown core. It has two terminals, either of which may be used for flights to Vancouver. For example, Air Canada and Lufthansa departures check in at Terminal 2, on Level 3. British Airways uses Terminal 1, as do many American carriers. You'll find Duty Free shops, eateries, boutique stores, ATMs and currency exchanges in both terminals.
One of the easiest ways to get to the airport from downtown Munich is by train. The Airport Train Station is located between the two terminals on the basement level. Cost is roughly $14 CAD for the 40-minute trip. A taxi takes about 45 minutes to make the same trip, usually costing between $85 to $95 CAD. Driving is also an option but parking can run from $28.00 CAD per day for economy to $43.00 CAD per day in premium lots closer to the terminals.
Vancouver International Terminal Information
International flights, including those from Munich, use the Main Terminal, sections C or D. Arrivals use Level 2, which is where the Customs and Border Patrol Screening areas are located. When it's time for departure, head to Level 3. Specialty shops, including those with well-known brands, cafes, specialty eateries and fast food outlets are found in both areas in both the public and secure areas. Duty-Free shops are on Level 3, after security. ATMs and currency exchanges are scattered throughout.
Vancouver's rapid transit service, the Canada Line, runs from the YVR Airport Station right into town and is one of the quickest ways to make the 15-kilometre trip. At $7.50 CAD it's also one of the least expensive. Taxis operating from YVR charge set zone fares. Depending on your destination the fares range from $21.00 CAD to $41.00 CAD. Car rentals are available, but traffic can be challenging, especially during morning and afternoon rush hours. Parking can be expensive and hard to find, especially in the downtown core.
Practical Information for Flights from Munich to Vancouver
Travellers from Munich to Vancouver don't require a tourist visa for stays up to 90 days within a 6-month period. Your passport must be valid and not due to expire for at least three months after you leave Canada. Passports are stamped at Customs and Immigration. If you have someone meeting you at the airport, keep in mind that the immigration screening process sometimes takes a while, especially when several international flights arrive at nearly the same time.
Munich is in the Central European Time Zone, while Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada sits in the Pacific Time Zone. Munich is nine hours ahead of Vancouver year round because both countries use Daylight Saving's Time. Climate is similar between the two cities, with similar temperatures year-round. Vancouver does tend to get more rain, averaging 56 millimetres per month in November and December. Both cities usually see some winter snow, especially at higher elevations.
The Euro is the accepted currency in Munich, while in Vancouver it's the Canadian Dollar. Prices in Vancouver tend to be on the high side for some items and comparable on others. For example, a dozen eggs in Munich is about $3.29 CAD, in Vancouver you'll pay nearly $5.00 CAD. Gasoline, or petrol, is more expensive in Munich, running $1.93 per litre compared to $1.30 CAD in Vancouver. A three-course meal for two, with wine, in a moderate restaurant costs about $94.00 CAD in both cities. It's pretty easy to put together a more inexpensive picnic in both cases, since locally produced meats, cheeses, breads, fruits and vegetables are abundant during most of the year.
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