Cheap flights from Canada to Australia

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What airports serve Canada to Australia flights?

The most popular route from Canada to Australia is from either Vancouver International Airport or Pearson International Airport in Toronto to Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney. It’s a long route that can sometimes take you about two days to travel across but there are quite a few options for flights, so you can find one that fits your timeline. You can also opt to fly into Melbourne Airport or Perth.Kingsford Smith International Airport is often referred to as just Sydney Airport. It’s about five miles to the south of the city centre of Sydney. This is the busiest airport in Australia and is a hub for Jetstar Airways, Qantas, and Virgin Australia. The airport has been recognized as the 20th best airport anywhere in the world.

Which airlines fly directly from Canada to Australia?

For a direct flight you can fly out of Vancouver on Air Canada and land in Sydney at Kingsford Smith International Airport 15h 30m later. Keep in mind there is a huge time difference from Canada to Australia so you’ll lose about two days on your trip there. There are many more flight options that have a stop or two between Canada and Australia.

What are the stopover options between Canada to Australia?

Flights with stopovers between these two places will sometimes cost a bit less than a direct flight, but not always. You can fly from Vancouver to Sydney through Los Angeles on American Airlines. You can also choose United and fly from Vancouver to Sydney with a stop in San Francisco. Cathay Pacific flies from Vancouver to Sydney but stops in Hong Kong.If you’re going to fly from Toronto, you might still be stopping in San Francisco or Los Angeles. Qantas has flights that make stops in America first and then on to either Melbourne or Brisbane. Some of the stopovers won’t add but a few hours, however, there are others that can double your travel time or more.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Canada to Australia?

You do have to have a passport to travel to Australia from Canada. It must have at least 180 days of validity left on it. You’ll also have to get an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) which is a general visa that will give you up to 90 days in the country.

Top 10 airlines flying from Canada to Australia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Canada to Australia choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
WestJet
CheapestC$ 235
AverageC$ 482
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time60%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
CheapestC$ 370
AverageC$ 1,319
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
CheapestC$ 476
AverageC$ 1,427
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
CheapestC$ 690
AverageC$ 1,123
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
CheapestC$ 738
AverageC$ 1,642
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
XiamenAir
CheapestC$ 766
AverageC$ 1,265
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time49%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
CheapestC$ 817
AverageC$ 1,400
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
CheapestC$ 819
AverageC$ 1,429
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
CheapestC$ 899
AverageC$ 1,824
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Air China
CheapestC$ 919
AverageC$ 1,270
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety

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