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Cheap Flights to Hamilton

Round-trip from C$ 251 From Vancouver to Toronto
One-way from C$ 66 One-way flight from Vancouver to Toronto
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Hamilton flights by month

January
C$ 299
February
C$ 305
March
C$ 348
April
C$ 368
May
C$ 402
June
C$ 437
July
C$ 475
August
C$ 505
September
C$ 410
October
C$ 383
November
C$ 377
December
C$ 348
Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Hamilton. Flying to Hamilton in August will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Hamilton?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
8CA - YTO
Price
C$ 299 - C$ 555
YTO
Temperature
1 - 25 °C
YTO
Rainfall
29 - 49 mm
The best time to fly to Hamilton is during January, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in Hamilton peak to their warmest. July tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Hamilton?

The cheapest flights to Hamilton are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to YHM airport?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Hamilton trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

The historic city of Hamilton stands at the west end of Lake Ontario. Thanks to the Niagara Escarpment (a United Nations World Biosphere) that divides it in two, this manufacturing and port city has outstanding trails, waterfalls and views. 

There’s no shortage of cultural attractions for visitors arriving on cheap flights to Hamilton. Dundurn Castle is the stately mansion once owned by Sir Allan Napier MacNab and now offers a fascinating insight into what life was like in 1855. The Museum of Steam and Technology, another National Historic Site, preserves the technology that powered Hamilton 140 years ago, while, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum has restored aircraft from more recent times. 

Along with McMaster University, which gives the city a young, buzzy vibe, it has a proud sporting tradition. It’s home to the Tiger Cats and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum, has live horse racing year round at Flamboro Downs and has hosted the Canadian Open four times. 

 

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How long is the flight to Hamilton?

Flights to Hamilton, Ontario range from about 2-11h. The length of your flight will depend on several factors, including your departure city, if you booked a direct flight or not, and the time of year. Those flying in from Winnipeg can get to Hamilton in about 4 hours, whereas flights from Montreal may be at least double that time. If you’re traveling from other parts of Ontario, like London and Toronto, driving is your best bet since Hamilton is so close by, especially during spring and summer months.

Where can you get direct flights to Hamilton from?

Airlines like Air Canada, WestJet, and Swoop offer direct flights to Hamilton from major airports, including Vancouver and Winnipeg. If you’re flying to Hamilton from Montreal, expect at least one layover along your journey.

How do you get from Hamilton airport to the city centre?

Hamilton is home to one major airport, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM), which is about 19km from its city centre. There are several services you can use to get to the city centre from the airport.

A taxi is one of the most popular forms of transport when departing the airport. A taxi to Hamilton’s city centre will cost you about C$30-40 and should take about 15-20 minutes. Lyft and Uber are other popular methods, with their fares generally costing less than taxis, though this can change if it’s a peak time. The most affordable way to get to Hamilton city centre from the airport is by taking the number 20 bus. It departs regularly from the airport to various points in the city and costs about C$4 one way.

What are some things to do in Hamilton?

Hamilton is located along Lake Ontario and a city steeped with natural beauty and plenty of personality.

A trip to Spencer Gorge Conservation Area will help you understand why Hamilton is called ‘The City of Waterfalls’. Enjoy a stroll through lush greenery, and yes, see tranquil waterfalls along the way. Dundurn Castle will transport you to another era, thanks to its stunning 19th-century style, fashioned after classic Italian villas. Take a tour through the grounds and remember to visit its impressive produce gardens. Canada’s botanic gardens are located in Hamilton. Its Royal Botanic Gardens are the largest in the world, and is composed of rock gardens, rose gardens, and even a sublime wildlife sanctuary. Hamilton is also perfectly situated between both Niagara Falls and Toronto, so day trips to these two incredible destinations is almost a must.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Hamilton?

No, you will need neither a passport nor a visa to travel to Hamilton from other areas of Canada. It’s always a great idea to bring a valid passport when travelling by air in particular, however, just so your identification can be established with ease as needed.

Hamilton climate

Hamilton’s climate is continental with warm summers and cold winters.

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When is the best time to fly to Hamilton?

Hamilton has a full calendar of arts and sporting events and is a year-round destination.

Peak Season:
Most visitors arrive during the summer months when the weather is at its best.

Off Season:
Hamilton is a four-season destination with plenty to see and do year-round and there is no off season per se. In general the weeks just after Christmas and New Years are quiet and a good time to search for cheap flights to Hamilton and accommodations.

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Getting around Hamilton

Car rental agencies are located around the city as well as at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. Public
buses are operated by the Hamilton Street Railway Company.

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