Airfare to Toronto, Canada
The capital of Ontario Province, Toronto is also the most populous city in Canada, with more than 5 million people. Make sure to tour the Toronto Islands, with a visit to the haunted Gibraltar Point lighthouse. Explore the world’s largest underground ‘city’, the PATH. Shop for food at the Chinatown markets and for fun at the Kensington Market.
Airfare to Toronto will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Ottawa. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Harmony Airways and WestJet fly to Toronto. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Chicago, Illinois, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air Canada is the national airline. However, American Airlines, KLM, Delta Air Lines and other airlines also stop in Toronto.
The most expensive air tickets to Toronto are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Ottawa and traveling overland to Toronto via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Toronto, check out BootsnAll’s Toronto Travel Guide.