British Airways is selling cheap flights to Toronto and Montreal from France. The cheapest flights merely cost €236. Luggage, though not included, would only increase the price to Toronto by roughly €90.
Canada abolished all Covid-related travel restrictions on October 1, 2022.
We have found the following prices to Canada’s two major cities:
The cheapest prices can be found from November 2022 through March 2023. Don’t expect to find much on the weekend, though. Feel free to use our search form below to select your preferred route and dates. We’ll then redirect you to British Airways’ booking site:
There is also quite good availability from March 2023 onwards, but prices rise by €30-€40.
You would always first fly to London Heathrow, from where you’d continue your trip to Montreal to Toronto onboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Search & Book
This fare neither has an expiration date, nor does it have a specific travel period. It merely has a minimum stay requirement of 3 days. The best prices can only be found between November 2022 and March 2023. Stopovers are not permitted. You can find all available dates on Google Flights, but you should book directly on British Airways’ website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
The flights between France and London are issued in booking class S, while the flights between London and Canada are issued in booking class O. To give you an example, flying from Paris to Toronto (and back) should get you:
- 3,762 Avios + 30 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 3,202 Points on Finnair Plus
- 2,274 Avios + 60 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 2,274 Avios + 210 TP on Iberia Plus
- 2,274 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 2,072 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 1,990 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 1,990 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 1,990 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 1,990 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 1,882 Award Miles + 14 Tier Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 1,882 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 1,882 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 1,880 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 108 Award Miles + 10 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
Feel free to use our mileage calculator to see how many miles your individual itinerary would get you:
Hotel prices in Canada usually start at roughly €95, depending on the city and hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Canada
The North American country of Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of surface area. In Canada, English and French are the official languages. Tourists visit Canada because of its many natural attractions and large cities, and the flight prices vary between the east and west coasts. Flights to the east coast e.g. to Toronto or Montreal regularly cost less than 400€. For flights to the west coast, e.g. to Vancouver or Calgary, prices are closer to 400€ – 600€. Other destinations are mostly only reachable with an additional domestic flight. Just like in the USA, most airlines now only offer cheap fares that do not include checked baggage. For checked baggage you should budget an additional 50€ per direction.
Best Time to Travel
Canada is a huge country with many varying climate conditions, but it is safe to say that the winters (November to March) are very cold and snowy in most regions. Summers are relatively mild and partly rainy.
Immigration & Visa Requirements
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of up to 6 months. However, an electronic travel waiver (eTA) must be applied for, similar to the ESTA required for entry into the USA. This costs CA$7 (~€5) and is valid for up to 5 years.
Canada’s national currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). One euro is approximately CA$1.44. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee of up to 2% to pay in CAD.
Transfer from Canada to the USA
Canada is located north of the USA and is the only other country apart from Mexico that shares a border with it (2 borders, actually: Alaska borders Canada in the southeast!) At many airports in Canada US immigration is already done before departure, so you arrive in the USA as a “domestic” passenger in the domestic terminal which can potentially save you lots of time since you do not have to stand in line at customs upon arriving. By land the same entry formalities take place as at the airport or by train at the station in Canada. Most EU citizens don’t need a visa and can instead make use of the digital ESTA procedure.
Finding the Best eSIM Plan
We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Airalo and Maya Mobile. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:
The Best eSIM Plans for Canada 🇨🇦 Compared
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