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Best Time to Book Flights from Canada

Give yourself the best chance of finding cheap airline tickets by letting us help you find the best time to book a flight from Canada with these tips, tricks and tools. Learn the best times to book flights within Canada and to international destinations!

Discover the Best Time to Book Flights

When planning or thinking about your next vacation, you always want to make sure you are getting the best price for your flights. Whether you are going short or long-haul, paying more than you have to will take a bit out of your travel budget. To help you in the run up to your next vacation, we’ve analyzed the Skyscanner data to find the best month to book flights, and how far in advance you should book them, for the most popular destinations from Canada.

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How does knowing the best time to book help you save on flights?

The cost of flights varies significantly within the week, changes across different months and depends on how far in advance you are looking to book. Armed with information on when it is the best time to book, you can make sure you book far enough in advance – or closer to your travel date – depending on your destination. While there are general rules for when flights are cheaper or more expensive, looking at the best time to book for your specific destination will give you the best chance of getting a great deal!

How has Skyscanner found the best time to book?

By looking at price trends for different destinations from different airports across Canada, we are able to determine the months and weeks from the travel date when prices are cheaper than the average price paid to travel from A to B. This provides us with insights into the months and number of weeks ahead of travel which will offer travellers from Canada with the best flight deals.

So…when is the best time to book flights?

As we have outlined, it really does depend on your destination, but there are some general rules. If you can fly on days when there are traditionally fewer people travelling from airports then you could be rewarded with a cheaper airline ticket. Consider searching for flights on a Monday or Tuesday morning rather than on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, which are considered some of the busiest days.

Surges in price often occur for holidays or days leading up to national celebrations. The most expensive day to travel in 2019 is expected to be December 22* when ticket prices could be as much as 40% more expensive than the average ticket price. If you are intending to travel on this date, then compare prices on other days that week to see if there is a price difference before you book your flights.

Disclaimer: Information correct as of July 25, 2019, obtained from Skyscanner’s data on travel trends and average findings. Flight prices may change due to availability at the time of booking.

Best Time to Book Flights Across Canada

Now is the time to see more of your own backyard! Most Canadians want to explore Canada more, but too often have been put off by the expensive costs. Skyscanner recently conducted a study of Canadian and American travellers which found that the majority of Canadians regret not taking advantage of seeing Canada more. Despite recognizing that Canada is a “cool” travel destination, we take it for granted. We have analyzed the data to help travellers like you find the best time to book a flight within Canada. See more of Canada in 2019!

How many weeks in advance should I book flights across Canada?

When booking your flights within Canada, it is best to book 4 to 10 weeks ahead of your planned departure date. The good news is, most bookings are being made 7 to 8 weeks out, so a lot of you are already getting great deals!

To discover how far out it is best to book for the most popular routes in Canada, you can check out our summary table below, or explore the data further using our interactive infographics. To select a route from the infographic, you can click on the top bar. You can then click on any bar in the graph for the percentage cheaper or more expensive that route is to book that far ahead of travel.

Infographic: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights Across Canada

Summary of Savings by Route: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights Across Canada

RouteBest Time to Book:
Weeks Out
Potential Savings
Vancouver to
Calgary
4-13 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 3 – 29 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Montreal
12 – 17 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 5 – 44 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
Toronto
2 – 9 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 3 – 19 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Edmonton
2 – 12 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 8 – 25 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Yellowknife
2 – 4 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 15 – 27 % cheaper
on average
Edmonton to
Toronto
18 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 33 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Montreal
3 – 7 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 6 – 25 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
Vancouver
21 – 24 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 6 – 67 % cheaper
on average

When are the best months to book flights across Canada?

When deciding the best month to book flights across Canada, it is best to book your flight either from January to February or from April to June. Take a look at the infographics below to get a better understanding of how the prices change for popular routes within Canada and the best months to book on average for the cheapest price. You can click on any bar in the graph for the percentage cheaper or more expensive that route is for each month.

Infographic: Best Month to Book Flights Across Canada

Summary of Savings by Route: Best Month to Book Flights Across Canada

RouteBest Time to Book:
Month
Potential Savings
Vancouver to
Calgary
Best to book in
June or September
Flights booked during this time
can be 7 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Montreal
Best to book
in June
Flights booked during this time
can be 10 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
Toronto
Best to book
in December
Flights booked during this time
can be 8 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Edmonton
Best to book
January – February
Flights booked during this time
can be 16 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Yellowknife
Best to book in
April to June
Flights booked during this time
can be 14 – 25 % cheaper
on average
Edmonton to
Toronto
Best to book
in January
Flights booked during this time
can be 20 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Montreal
Best to book
February – March
Flights booked during this time
can be 10 – 11 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
Vancouver
Best to book
in October
Flights booked during this time
can be 13 % cheaper
on average

Looking for the best time to book to other destinations?

For general rules on the best time to book, head back to the beginning of this article.

Best Time to Book Flights to the U.S.

We are lucky to have amazing travel destinations right next door with our neighbours to the south. The U.S. has always been a popular destination for Canadian travellers. Cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Orlando and New Orleans have everything from good eats, vibrant nightlife, rich culture and gorgeous beaches. We have analyzed the data to help you find the best time to book your next trip to the U.S.

How many weeks in advance should I book
flights to the U.S.?

Currently, it is best to book your flight to the U.S. between 2 to 7 weeks ahead of travel. Based on the data, most people are getting good prices and booking on average 8 to 9 weeks ahead of travel at the moment. For flights from Toronto, it is best to book anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks ahead of travel, but we have noticed that savings can also be made when booking 12 weeks ahead of travel (specifically for Toronto – Miami and Toronto – Los Angeles routes). On the other hand, for flights from Vancouver, it is best to book between 3 to 6 weeks ahead of travel.

The infographics below project how much the prices change for popular routes from Canada to the U.S. and how many weeks in advance you should book for each respective route for the best price.

Infographic: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to the U.S.

Summary of Savings by Route: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to the U.S.

RouteBest time to book:
Weeks Out
Potential Savings
Toronto to
New York
6 – 10 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 7 – 12 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Los Angeles
18 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 30 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
New York
21 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 33 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
New York
1 – 11 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 2 – 17 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Los Angeles
4 – 7 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 8 – 22 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
San Francisco
1 – 5 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 7 – 31 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Las Vegas
9 – 13 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 10 – 22 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Las Vegas
23 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 35 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Miami
14 – 17 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 4 – 34 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Honolulu
1 – 5 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 2 – 16 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
Fort Lauderdale
4 – 6 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 5 – 15 % cheaper on
average

When are the best months to book flights to the U.S.?

Based on the data, the best months to book a flight for your next trip to the U.S. are January, May, June, September and October. For Toronto specific routes, we have found the best months to book include January, October and November. Then for booking flights from Vancouver, the best months are May, June, September and October. For more information on how the price changes between months, take a look at our interactive infographic below.

Infographic: Best Month to Book Flights to the U.S.

Summary of Savings by Route: Best Month to Book Flights to the U.S.

RouteBest time to book:
Month
Potential Savings
Toronto to
New York
Best to book in
June or July
Flights booked during this time
can be 9 – 11 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Los Angeles
Best to book
September – November
Flights booked during this time
can be 11 – 12 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
New York
Best to book in
January or February
Flights booked during this time
can be 11 – 13 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
New York
Best to book
in October
Flights booked during this time
can be 11 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Los Angeles
Best to book
September – November
Flights booked during this time
can be 8 – 15 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
San Francisco
Best to book
April – June
Flights booked during this time
can be 3 – 17 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Las Vegas
Best to book
June – July
Flights booked during this time
can be 6 – 7 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Las Vegas
Best to book
in January
Flights booked during this time
can be 13 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Miami
Best to book
in January
Flights booked during this time
can be 12 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Honolulu
Best to book
September – November
Flights booked during this time
can be 6 – 13 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
Fort Lauderdale
Best to book
in June
Flights booked during this time
can be 25 % cheaper
on average

Looking for the best time to book to other destinations?

For general rules on the best time to book, head back to the beginning of this article.

Best Time to Book Flights to Mexico

Mexico is consistently a popular destination for Canadian travellers. It makes a great sunny escape from our long, cold winters and places like Cancun and Mexico City are hotspots that are ideal on a budget. Want to score even more savings on a vacation to Mexico? Discover the best time to book your flights from Canada and get ready for some fun in the sun.

How many weeks in advance should I book flights to Mexico?

In general, for flights to Mexico, Skyscanner has found that the best prices can be found around 5 to 6 weeks ahead of travel. However, last-minute deals can still be found so keep checking back on Skyscanner. On average, travellers are currently booking 9 to 10 weeks out at the moment so they may not be getting the best deals possible. Take a look at the infographic below to see exactly how the prices change for popular routes from Canada to Mexico.

Infographic: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to Mexico

Summary of Savings by Route: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to Mexico

RouteBest time to book:
Weeks Out
Potential Savings
Toronto to Cancun1 – 4 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 8 – 18 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to Cancun6 – 12 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 7 – 42 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to Cancun19 – 20 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 18 – 21 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Mexico City
0 – 3 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 4 – 28 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Mexico City
20 – 22 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 10 – 53 % cheaper
on average

When are the best months to book flights to Mexico?

Our data currently shows January, September, October and November as the best months to book a flight from Canada to Mexico. Check out the infographic below to see the price differences across the months.

Infographic: Best Month to Book Flights to Mexico

Summary of Savings by Route: Best Month to Book Flights to Mexico

RouteBest time to book:
Month
Potential Savings
Toronto to CancunBest to book
in January
Flights booked during this time
can be 18 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to CancunBest to book
in January
Flights booked during this time
can be 19 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Cancun
Best to book
in January
Flights booked during this time
can be 20 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Mexico City
Best to book
January – February
Flights booked during this time
can be 11 – 16 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Mexico City
Best to book in
January or February
Flights booked during this time
can be 21 % cheaper
on average

Looking for the best time to book to other regions?

For general rules on the best time to book, head back to the beginning of this article.

Best Time to Book Flights to Asia

Skyscanner has analyzed travel trends and data to determine the best times to book flights to Asian destinations, including popular places such as India and Manila, Philippines. Below we have information for the best time to book flights for these routes, in addition to other destinations such as Bangkok and Hong Kong.

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Best time to book flights to India

India is a common and popular destination for Canadian travellers. Despite being a long flight away, many try to secure a cheap flight to enjoy the rich culture, history, architecture and beauty that India has to offer.

How many weeks in advance should I book flights to India?

Looking to plan a trip? The best time to book from Canada to India is either 15 weeks ahead, 17 weeks ahead or 22 weeks ahead of travel. If you book a flight within two months, you are more likely to see increased fares.

On average, people are booking 10 weeks in advance at the moment – so, in order to get a better deal, aim to plan your trip to India earlier. For more details on how prices change for popular travel routes from Canada to India, take a look at our interactive infographic below.

Infographic: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to India

Summary of Savings by Route:
How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to India

RouteBest time to book:
Weeks Out
Potential Savings
Toronto to
New Delhi
17 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 20 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
New Delhi
15 – 19 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 3 – 19 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Mumbai
15 – 20 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 2 – 15 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Ahmedabad
9 – 10 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 8 – 12 % cheaper
on average

When are the best months to book flights to India?

Currently, the best months to book travel to India are January to May and September to November. Flights tend to be significantly more expensive in December, so avoid booking around this time. The infographic below demonstrates this further.

Infographic: Best Month to Book Flights to India

Summary of Savings by Route: Best Month to Book Flights to India

RouteBest time to book:
Month
Potential Savings
Toronto to
New Delhi
Best to book
in September
Flights booked during this time
can be 19 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
New Delhi
Best to book
April – May
Flights booked during this time
can be 18 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Mumbai
Best to book
January – May
Flights booked during this time
can be 42 – 52 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Ahmedabad
Best to book
in April
Flights booked during this time
can be 15 % cheaper
on average

Best time to book flights to Manila

The capital city of the Philippines is an energetic and fun metropolis, but more importantly, the gateway to the pristine and gorgeous natural beaches and islands. As such, Manila is a very popular destination.

How many weeks in advance should I book flights to Manila?

From the data, it appears that the best time to book your flight to Manila is either 16 weeks ahead, 19 weeks ahead or 22 weeks ahead of travel. Furthermore, avoid booking your flight within four months of leaving, as the prices will be hefty.

On average, people are currently booking 14 to 15 weeks ahead of travel. Book further in advance to secure maximum savings! Take a look at the infographic below to see exactly how the prices change for popular routes from Canada to Manila.

Infographic: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to Manila

Summary of Savings by Route:
How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to Manila

RouteBest time to book:
Weeks Out
Potential Savings
Toronto to
Manila
17 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 11 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Manila
21 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 22 % cheaper
on average
Calgary to
Manila
8 – 9 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 11 % cheaper
on average
Edmonton to
Manila
13 – 18 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 1 – 16 % cheaper
on average

When are the best months to book flights to Manila?

The best months to book travel to Manila are January to May, September and November. As you can see from the infographic below, prices surge drastically throughout the months of December and June to August so avoid booking at this time.

Infographic: Best Month to Book Flights to Manila

Summary of Savings by Route: Best Month to Book Flights to Manila

RouteBest time to book:
Month
Potential Savings
Toronto to
Manila
Best to book
in April
Flights booked during this time
can be 17 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Manila
Best to book
in September
Flights booked during this time
can be 18 % cheaper
on average
Calgary to
Manila
Best to book in
April or September
Flights booked during this time
can be 16 % cheaper
on average
Edmonton to
Manila
Best to book in AprilFlights booked during this time
can be 16 % cheaper
on average

Best time to book flights to other popular destinations in Asia

Besides India and Manila, Canadians are frequently travelling to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul. A trip to any of these world-class Asian cities brings with it a plethora of delicious eats, welcoming people and scenery like you’ve never experienced before. You will undoubtedly have the adventure of a lifetime.

How many weeks in advance should I book flights to other destinations in Asia?

In general, we’ve discovered that the best time to book flights to the cities mentioned above is 10 to 18 weeks before travel. Avoid booking within two months before travel for the best prices. Current bookings to Thailand are being made 12 to 13 weeks in advance on average and for Hong Kong, 11 to 12 weeks in advance on average. Look below at our informative infographic that shows more how prices change for popular routes from Canada to Asia.

Infographic: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to Asia

Summary of Savings by Route: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to Asia

RouteBest time to book:
Weeks Out
Potential Savings
Vancouver to
Bangkok
13 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 32 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Bangkok
14 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 26 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
Bangkok
10 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 27 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Hong Kong
23 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 35 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Hong Kong
17 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 13 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Taipei
20 – 22 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 19 – 24 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Tokyo
16 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 17 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Seoul
14 – 16 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 8 – 9 % cheaper
on average

When are the best months to book flights to other destinations in Asia?

The best months to book flights from Canada to popular destinations in Asia are January to May, September and November. Similarly to India and Manila, it is best to avoid booking during the peak months of June to August and December.

Infographic: Best Month to Book Flights to Asia

Summary of Savings by Route: Best Month to Book Flights to Asia

RouteBest time to book:
Month
Potential Savings
Vancouver to
Bangkok
Best to book in
September or
November
Flights booked during this time
can be 14 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Bangkok
Best to book
in March
Flights booked during this time
can be 17 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
Bangkok
Best to book
in May
Fights booked during this time
can be 25 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Hong Kong
Best to book in
September or
November
Flights booked during this time
can be 20 – 22 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Hong Kong
Best to book in
February, September
or November
Flights booked during this time
can be 21 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to
Taipei
Best to book
in November
Flights booked during this time
can be 21 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to TokyoBest to book
in February
Flights booked during this time
can be 25 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to SeoulBest to book
February, September
or November
Flights booked during this time
can be 14 % cheaper
on average

Interested in more destinations? Get the best time to book below.

For general rules on the best time to book, head back to the beginning of this article.

Best Time to Book Flights to the UK and Ireland

It is no surprise that the UK and Ireland are popular travel destinations for Canadians. They are both some of the closest places across the Atlantic. But more importantly, cities like London and Dublin are major international hotspots with so much to offer travellers, including history, nightlife and iconic landmarks. Find out the best time to book flights below.

How many weeks in advance should I book flights to the UK and Ireland?

Currently, the best time to book travel to Dublin is 14 to 16 weeks ahead. However, if you are a last-minute traveller, it may still be possible to get good prices when booking to Dublin 7 weeks ahead. Just ensure that you avoid booking too last-minute or too far ahead. Try not to book within the month of planned departure or more than four months in advance. Bookings to Dublin are being made 11 to 12 weeks in advance on average so you can save a bit more with booking a little further ahead.

The best time to book for London is 4 to 7 weeks in advance. Avoid booking within the last week or more than two months in advance of leaving. Bookings to London are being made 10 to 11 weeks on average so people are not currently not getting the best deals. Take a look at the infographic below for a better visual and think about booking a flight to London at the best possible time!

Infographic: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to the UK and Ireland

Summary of Savings by Route:

How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to the UK and Ireland

RouteBest time to book:
Weeks Out
Potential Savings
Toronto to London4 – 8 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 5 – 11 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to Dublin6 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 44 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to Dublin22 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 17 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to London7 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during his time
can be 20 % cheaper
on average
Calgary to London6 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 19 % cheaper
on average

When are the best months to book flights to the UK and Ireland?

From looking at the data, it appears that the best months to book a flight from Canada to Dublin are January, February and November. Then for flights to London, the best months to book are January, February, October and November. For both Dublin and London, avoid booking in the summer months (June to September) and December for the best prices.

Infographic: Best Month to Book Flights to the UK and Ireland

Summary of Savings by Route:
Best Month to Book Flights to the UK and Ireland

RouteBest time to book:
Month
Potential Savings
Toronto to LondonBest to book
January – February
Flights booked during this time
can be 11 – 12 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to Dublin Best to book
in November
Flights booked during this time
can be 27 % cheaper
on average
Vancouver to Dublin Best to book
in February
Flights booked during this time
can be 25 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to London Best to book
in October
Flights booked during this time
can be 13 % cheaper
on average
Calgary to London Best to book
January – February
Flights booked during this time
can be 19 – 20 % cheaper
on average

Looking for the best time to book to more popular spots?

For general rules on the best time to book a flight, head back to the beginning of this article.

Best Time to Book Flights to Europe

Beyond the UK and Ireland is mainland Europe, with plenty more to explore. Seriously, the options are endless with dream destinations like Paris, Rome, and Reykjavik calling your name. Discover the best times to book a trip to Europe below.

How many weeks in advance should I book flights to Europe?

The best time to book flights from Canada to some of the destinations mentioned above is 10 or 11 weeks ahead of travel. Current bookings for Paris and Reykjavik are being made 12 to 13 weeks in advance. Then for Rome, bookings are currently being made 15 weeks out. So it is still possible to secure even better savings! Check out the infographic below to further see how prices change across the number of weeks out.

Infographic: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to Europe

Summary of Savings by Route: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to Europe

RouteBest time to book:
Weeks Out
Potential Savings
Toronto to Paris10 – 11 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 23 – 33 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to Lisbon20 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 17 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to Frankfurt2 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 33 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to Rome22 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 23 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Amsterdam
15 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 12 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to Reykjavik18 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 31 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to Paris13 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 55 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to Reykjavik15 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 81 % cheaper
on average

When are the best months to book flights to Europe?

The best months to book travel from Canada to Europe at the moment are January, February and November. Avoid booking in the peak months of June to September or in December. For more details on how the prices change across the year, check out our interactive infographic below.

Infographic: Best Month to Book Flights to Europe

Summary of Savings by Route: Best Month to Book Flights to Europe

RouteBest time to book:
Month
Potential Savings
Toronto to ParisBest to book
in October
Flights booked during this time
can be 23 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to LisbonBest to book
April – June
Flights booked during this time
can be 15 – 22 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Frankfurt
Best to book
in February
Flights booked during this time
can be 19 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to RomeBest to book
in May
Flights booked during this time
can be 16 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Amsterdam
Best to book in
January or November
Flights booked during this time
can be 19 – 20 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to
Reykjavik
Best to book
January – February
Flights booked during this time
can be 25 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to ParisBest to book
in November
Flights booked during this time
can be 21 % cheaper
on average
Montreal to
Reykjavik
Best to book
in October
Flights booked during this time
can be 18 % cheaper
on average

For general rules on the best time to book, head back to the beginning of this article.

Best Time to Book Flights to the Middle East

Thinking of booking a trip to popular destinations in the Middle East? Cities like Istanbul and Cairo offer a lot to Canadians, especially during the colder months when a sunny escape is desired. We have scoured and analyzed the data for the best time to book flights from Canada to these destinations.

How many weeks in advance should I book flights to the Middle East?

For popular routes from Canada to Istanbul, the best time to book is 17, 21 or 23 weeks in advance. For flights to Cairo, the best time to book is 18 to 19 weeks, 6 to 8 weeks or even up until 2 weeks before travel. Current bookings are being made 8 to 9 weeks ahead, and therefore not far enough in advance for the best prices. Take a look at the infographic below and get ready to book your flight to Cairo or Istanbul at the best time.

Infographic: How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to the Middle East

Summary of Savings by Route:
How Many Weeks out to Book Flights to the Middle East

RouteBest time to book:
Weeks Out
Potential Savings
Toronto to Istanbul23 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 36 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to Cairo6 – 8 weeks
in advance
Flights booked during this time
can be 9 – 19 % cheaper
on average

When are the best months to book flights to the Middle East?

The cheapest months to book a flight to Cairo are February, March, October and November. Then the optimal months to book flights to Istanbul are January to April. The infographic below best showcases how the prices change for popular routes from Canada to Cairo and Istanbul.

Infographic: Best Month to Book Flights to the Middle East

Summary of Savings by Route:
Best Month to Book Flights to the Middle East

RouteBest time to book:
Month
Potential Savings
Toronto to IstanbulBest to book
January – April
Flights booked during this time
can be 15 – 18 % cheaper
on average
Toronto to CairoBest to book
in February
Flights booked during this time
can be 19 % cheaper
on average

For general rules on the best time to book, head back to the beginning of this article.


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*Data based on analysis of ticket prices in 2016 and 2017.

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