Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna in 2019

Flight information Vancouver to Kelowna

Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 284 kilometers

0h 43min

Most popular airline last month

Air Canada


1 airport

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Vancouver to Kelowna Flight Information

Direct Flight Time 55 Minutes
Distance 389.5 km
Direct Flights Per Day 18
Direct Airlines Air Canada, WestJet, Pacific Costal Airlines
Departure Airport Vancouver International Airport
Arrival Airports Kelowna International Airport
Cheapest One Way Price $90

Vancouver to Kelowna Flight Information

Kelowna is a Canadian city located in the south of the province of British Columbia. The city is located on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake and is surrounded by forests, vineyards and mountains. Kelowna is the third most-populated area of British Columbia with a population of approximately 128,000. The total distance from Vancouver to Kelowna is 389.5 km and the Vancouver to Kelowna flight time is around 55 minutes. There are 133 Vancouver to Kelowna flights per week, with 18 direct flights per day. The cheapest month to fly from Vancouver to Kelowna is February when a round-trip ticket can cost as little as $170.

Vancouver to Kelowna Airline Information

Direct daily flights from yvr to ylw are offered by Air Canada and WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines. These airlines also offer some non-direct routes with connecting flights in Victoria. There are also some two-layover flight options offered by WestJet, with the first stop in Victoria before another stop in Calgary before a final flight to Kelowna.

Vancouver and Kelowna Airport Information

Vancouver Airports Information

Vancouver International Airport

All flights from Vancouver to Kelowna depart from Vancouver International Airport. Passengers departing on flights from Vancouver to Kelowna will be required to check in and depart from the Domestic Terminal. This terminal has a total of three concourses, and the specific one that passengers depart from depends on the airline. Free high-speed Wi-Fi internet is available. Hourly, daily, and weekly parking coupons are available at Vancouver Airport's parking lots. Passengers can also arrive from downtown Vancouver via The Canada Line rail link service or the N10 night bus route. Shopping choices at the Domestic Terminal in Vancouver International Airport are not as comprehensive as those available for passengers traveling on international flights, but there are enough restaurants to fill up before a flight, like Green Bean Cafe near Gate B14 or Vera's Burger Shack near Gate C43. Since this is a domestic flight route, passengers should aim to arrive at Vancouver International Airport two hours in advance of their departure time.

Kelowna Airports Information

Kelowna International Airport

All flights to Vancouver to Kelowna flights will arrive at Kelowna International Airport. Kelowna is a relatively small airport by international standards, and all flights arrive at the main terminal building. There are just three bag carousels in Kelowna Airport, which makes retrieving checked luggage a stress-free, quick experience. Public transport options at Kelowna airport are sparse compared to other international airports, although a bus service is available, which runs on weekdays until 6:30 p.m. Car rental options are plentiful at Kelowna, with multiple options available for Kelowna airport parking. For passengers who can't or don't want to hire a car, a number of private shuttle buses, taxis, and limousines are available to take them into downtown Kelowna or beyond.

Kelowna Information

Passengers flying domestically in Canada are required to bring one piece of valid government-issued photo identification that shows the holder's name, date of birth, and gender. There is no time difference between Vancouver and Kelowna and weather conditions don't differ drastically between the two locations. However, summers in Kelowna are warmer than in Vancouver, while winter conditions tend to be cooler. As an added bonus, visitors are much more likely to experience drier conditions in Kelowna — the city receives 800 mm less rainfall than Vancouver each year. Passengers should expect similar costs between the two cities for food, coffee, and alcoholic beverages, although Vancouver is slightly more expensive in general. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant in Vancouver costs $65, while a similar meal in Kelowna would cost around $60. A taxi from Kelowna Airport to downtown Kelowna costs an average fare of $36, excluding tips, while the equivalent trip in Vancouver costs approximately $35 without gratuities.

Alternative Transport from Vancouver to Kelowna

Besides flying, there are a couple of other ways to travel between Vancouver and Kelowna. The Vancouver to Kelowna drive time is 4 hours and 11 minutes without traffic. You can bus from Vancouver to Kelowna with Ebus. The Vancouver to Kelowna bus route takes 5 hours 50 minutes on average and costs at least $60. Unfortunately, at this time there is no train route offered between Vancouver and Kelowna.

Things to Do in Kelowna

During your trip to Kelowna there is no chance that you will be bored. With such a wide array of activities, Kelowna is a great city to visit. It’s mountainous surroundings means that hiking and skiing are easily accessible. You can also spend the day relaxing at one of Kelowna’s 30 beautiful beaches. Treat yourself to a day shopping at Kelowna’s retail stores and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Finally don’t forget to visit the Kelowna wineries and BC wine museum - a must visit when exploring Kelowna.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.