Cheap Flights from Montreal to Vancouver in 2019
Flight information Montreal to Vancouver
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Flights per week
Average flight time, total distance 3680 kilometers
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Vancouver International, Vancouver Coal Harbour and Vancouver Boundary Bay
Air Canada and Westjet fly coast-to-coast from Montréal to Vancouver taking more than 5 hours nonstop; sometimes (but not always) you’ll want to work in a layover or two for a significantly cheaper ticket. Considering the length of the trip, you want to make sure you have everything that you need, including the right tips. Here’s what you need to keep in mind.
Departing Montréal airport
Montréal’s Pierre Trudeau airport is convenient in some ways. The airport has free Wi-Fi, convenient airport transport options (including buses and trains), a carpark right across from the car rentals desks, shops that price their goods fairly, and plenty of seating with power outlets everywhere.
The airport can be difficult, as well. The lines often take excessively long, security checks can be intrusive (it isn’t unusual to be asked to take your shoes off more than once), the signage can be confusing, you need to walk right through the shops to get to your boarding gate, which can slow you down, and the bathrooms tend to be unclean. In some cases, passengers even end up on the wrong planes, so you need to be careful.
Overall, however, you are likely to have a good time at this airport. You simply need to be prepared for long walks, which might mean no high heels if you’re a woman, and setting aside extra time.
Arriving in Vancouver
Vancouver International frequently gets good marks for friendly staff, and you’re bound to notice it. You’re also likely to notice the great airport design -- there’s a beautiful waterfall, aquariums and native art, all of which get praise (you’ll need to go to the international area to see all of this, however). There is great Wi-Fi, and lots of wonderful dining options, as well.
As with many other airports, however, Vancouver tends to have a problem with the length of the wait needed at different points, especially at the luggage carousels. Half-hour the weights are about average. Getting out of the airport, you’re bound to come up against a bit of chaos. Taxis, shuttle buses and other vehicles can crowd together, and it can be hard to find your vehicle.
If you made hotel room reservations, you should be able to expect hotel shuttle to pick you up, and make your trip to the city much easier. For a direct dial courtesy phone to many hotels, you should go to Arrivals Level 2.
Car rentals are another convenient way to get to the city. There are all kinds car rental company in Arrivals. If you’ve made reservations well in time on Skyscanner, you’ll have very competitive pricing. If you’re willing to take public transportation, the Canada Line train is a great idea, as is the bus. There are several routes that take you from the airport to the city (all disabled-friendly).
Taking in Vancouver
Beautiful, modern Vancouver may be Canada’s skyscraper city, but it offers breathtaking variety, as well. Take in Stanley Park, the Granville public market, Grouse Mountain, Gastown, Chinatown and so much more. Once you’ve had your fill of Vancouver, you can always take off to explore areas farther afield, perhaps for a sighting of the Northern Lights.
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