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Travel to & around Canada

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Getting there

Direct flights connect the major cities with the larger Canadian airports, and frequent connecting flights will help you get to any Canadian destination efficiently. Check out the cheap flights to Canada!

About airports

Canada has 13 international airports. All have full banking and catering facilities, duty-free shops and car hire. Airport-to-city bus and taxi services and, in some cases, rail links, are available.

Calgary airport
Calgary airport is 20 km from the city.  A cab to downtown Calgary will cost you around $30 and the journey will take around 45 minutes.

Montreal airport
Montreal airport is 25 km from the city (25 minutes drive).  A fixed fare is payable for a taxi, at a cost of $38, while fares are by meter for all other destinations.  A bus will cost $2.75 and there is also the option of taking the train.

Ottawa airport
Ottawa airport is situated 15 km from the city with a journey time of 20-45 minutes.  A taxi ride will cost about $25 to downtown Ottawa or you can catch a bus for $3.

Toronto airport
Toronto airport is 27 km away from the city and the journey will take around 30 minutes.  The cost of a cab is around $40 to the downtown area whereas a bus will cost $2.75.

Vancouver airport
Vancouver airport is located 13 km from the city.  A taxi costs around $25 and the journey will take 20–45 minutes.  A scheduled bus departs every 30 minutes and costs $13.50 or you can take a public bus.

How to get around

Trains and buses
Canada is well serviced by road and rail – take the train to sit back, relax and enjoy the sites, or hire a car and travel at your own pace.  For the most economical mode of transport, jump on a bus – you’ll find that Canada’s system of intercity bus routes spans the entire country and is very efficient.  Some cities also offer flexible transit passes so you can enjoy unlimited all-day, multi-day or monthly travel within that city.

Sea transport
Catch a ferry to discover beautiful island retreats and coastal paradises, or just get from A to B on a convenient inland ferry service.

Organized tours
Organized tours are a great way to see the sites – especially if you’re traveling alone or are a first-time traveler.  Check out some of the options for tours and treks in Canada.
*The small print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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