While it’s often the case that you have to accept longer travel times, lots of connections and other inconvenient circumstances with cheaper fares, this deal is a huge exception. Star Alliance member airline Air Canada offers cheap non-stop flights from Dublin to Toronto for prices starting at €226. A checked bag is not included, but the offer comes with a hot meal.
A very similar deal has been around for some time. But prices have dropped again, making this an even better offer! Availability is good, so go ahead and pick your date.
The airlines will typically operate an Airbus A330 on the flight from Ireland to Canada’s most populous city. The aircraft features a 2-4- layout in economy class.
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Fare rules state that minimum length of stay of is a night from Saturday to Sunday. A maximum stay of 3 months is allowed. The offer is valid for flights commencing on or before March 31st, 2020. We’ve been able to find flights starting from November all through to March, with Xmas and New Year’s Eve being black-out dates. This deal will expire on September 12, 2019.
You can use Google Flights to find this fare (instructions). You can then use the Travel-Dealz flight search engine to find the cheapest online travel agent option. Checked baggage fees start at €50 per way for a 23kg bag.
The flights are in booking class K. Some airline programs will credit this with 25% others may credit these flights with 50%.
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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 about 5€ and is valid for up to 5 years.
Canada’s national currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). One euro is approximately $1.50 CAD. 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.
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Information & Tips for Toronto
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. The city is located on the northwest coast of Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes of North America.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Toronto is in late spring (April/May) or early autumn (September). Thanks to mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, these months are best suited for tourism.
From the Airport to the City Center
Toronto has two commercial airports, Toronto Pearson (Canada’s largest airport) and Toronto Billy Bishop. The latter is located on an island and is serviced by a free ferry every 15 minutes – if you land here, you are downtown in 10 minutes! Toronto Pearson is a little further out, a taxi to the city centre costs $53 CAD. The Union Pearson Express train connects the Union Station in the city center with the airport in 25 minutes, a one-way ride costs $12.35 CAD for adults.
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