Cheap flights to Asia

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Best student & youth fares right now to Asia

Check out our best student fares to Asia right now below or use the search box to find more deals. Keep checking back on this page for updated fares daily!

Student flights from Canada to Asia

Whether you’re flying to this amazing continent for the first time or visiting family back home, we have the deals for cheap flights to Asia. We always have college students in mind, which means you can often find the best flight deals to Asia around school breaks, so make sure you keep an eye out for our offers.

If you just want to travel somewhere incredible for an epic vacation, you’re spoiled for choice. Fly to Japan, where you can visit the wild snow monkeys in Jigokudani Monkey Park or head to China, where you can see the futuristic skyscrapers of Shanghai. Alternatively, India has the world-famous Taj Mahal and South Korea is home to the beautiful town of Busan. For some of the most phenomenal scenery in the world, you could fly to Nepal and go on an Everest Base Camp trek in the Himalayas.

Whatever your reason to travel to Asia, we have a flight for you! Just use the search box above and kick off your adventure planning today.

map of Asia showing major airports

What are the main Asia airport hubs?

Asia is a huge region, so there’s numerous international air hubs, from Tokyo to Beijing to Seoul to Hong Kong to New Delhi to Mumbai. Of course, your final destination will determine your ideal airports to arrive at, but you won’t have any trouble finding somewhere to touch down!

Most of Asia is straightforward to travel around, especially the more visited areas. If you want a bit of an adventure, consider arriving into one hub, like Chennai, and departing from another, like Kyoto. Then use trains, cars, tuk tuks, etc. to travel to everywhere in between!

How to fly from Canada to Asia

With just the massive Pacific Ocean in between Canada and Asia, there’s plenty of flights to choose from—and many of them are direct options, especially if you’re flying from the West Coast. At StudentUniverse, we’ve teamed up with all the best international carriers to bring you the best prices—think Air China, Cathay Pacific, Air Canada, Japan Airlines and others.

Whether you want to head to China, Japan, South Korea, India or somewhere else, there’s no shortage of flight options for you to choose from. The biggest international airports in Canada with flights to Asia are Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary.

When is the best time to fly to Asia?

Overall, there’s no good or bad time to fly to Asia because the region is so enormously varied in terms of countries, cultures and climates. The best advice we can give is to thoroughly research before booking your flight, to make sure you’re not caught out in uncomfortably cold and or warm climates. Also keep major events in mind, as travel during these times can be trickier than usual.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Canada to Asia?

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Prices are in CAD and based on searches made 60-91 days prior to departure.

Why do Canadian students love visiting Asia?

Asia is a popular destination among Candian students who are looking for adventure and a unique cultural experience that’s different from day-to-day life in the US. Even better, there’s a lot of places to explore across this region that are very affordable for a student budget! The region itself is also chock-full of incredible foods, cultures, and history that you could spend a lifetime exploring.

Asian universities and campuses

Asian universities and campuses

Although Canadian students tend to look to Europe, Australia or the US for study abroad programs, Asia has some great options that are also worth considering! Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo are all great options for studying abroad in Asia, but India, South Korea and Singapore have a lot to offer too, especially if you want to get off-the-beaten-path during your abroad experience. Check with your home university to see what exchange and study abroad options might be available for you!

Asian lifestyle and culture

Asian lifestyle and culture

When it comes to culture and lifestyle, Asia is quite different from Canada! You’ll definitely have some adjusting to do, whether you’re visiting for a few weeks or a few months, but it’s an incredible experience! For example, cities (and traffic) tend to be a bit more frantic and fast-paced than in Canada, although of course there are exceptions to the rule. Driving rules probably will not be followed as closely as you’re used to, either.

Food, customs, fashion, music, even the bathrooms will likely be different than what you’re used to—be prepared and try to go in with an open mind and just enjoy something different and new!

Exploring Asia on a student budget

Exploring Asia on a student budget

Asia caters for a wide range of budgets, and depending on what part of it you’re in, you can either do things at a fraction of the cost you’d pay in Canada, or for a bit more. Japan and Hong Kong are notably a bit more expensive than many Western countries, but places like India and Nepal are vastly cheaper. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do Japan and Hong Kong on a budget! It’ll just require a bit more planning ahead—take advantage of hostels and the amazing street food to save money.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Canada to Asia

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