Cheap flights to Europe

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Best student & youth fares right now to Europe

We’ve got some fantastic deals on flights to Europe from Canada right now! Check out what’s on offer below or use the search box above to see what’s available from your hometown.

Student flights from Canada to Europe

No matter the season or the reason, a trip to Europe is always a good idea! Start planning an epic backpacking trip or a summer holiday with friends, or you might even think about studying abroad for a semester or a full year! Whatever your plans, you’ll find a huge variety of cultures, languages, history and cuisines while you travel across Europe. You can eat your weight in delicious foods in Spain, Italy or France or get a little artsy and uncover the street art scenes in Germany, the UK or Portugal. Of course, there’s also the option to warm up with a beach getaway if you’re heading to Croatia, Greece or Malta.

At StudentUniverse, we can make it even easier for you to travel to Europe for less by offering you exclusive student and youth discounts on flights. If you want to be sure you’re saving the most, sign up to become a member and you’ll get access to our best deals. Already know where you want to go? Use the search box above to check our current deals.

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What are the main Europe airport hubs?

As you might expect, Europe has a number of airport hubs for you to fly in and out of. Some of the main hubs for Europe include London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Madrid (also all great cities to explore!). Of course, while these hubs may have the most flights and connections, the airport you choose to fly into will be dependent on the areas you’re hoping to explore. If you’re flying to a smaller airport in Europe, it’s most likely that you’ll have a connection in a bigger hub first before continuing on to your destination.

How to fly from Canada to Europe

Flying from Canada to Europe is easy, with direct flights running from hubs across Canada to several major European cities every single day. From Toronto, you can fly direct to 10+ cities in Europe, and of course, most anywhere else with a connecting flight. From elsewhere in Canada, there’s a number of direct flights to major cities in Europe, but many of your flights will have a connection. Wherever you decide to fly into in Europe, you can be assured you’ll be able to easily travel around the rest of the continent, due to the excellent intra-Europe transport options.

Some of the most popular airlines for flights to Europe include Air Canada, Westjet, Air France and British Airways.

When is the best time to fly to Europe?

The best time to visit Europe depends a lot on where you plan to visit and what you’re hoping to do. In general, April-May and September-October (aka “shoulder season”) are the best times to visit Europe if you want to have fair weather and fewer crowds. The summer months are some of the busiest for travelling in Europe, and also some of the hottest! December can also be a busy time in certain areas, as travellers arrive in hoards to visit the famous Christmas markets.

Another thing to keep in mind is if any festivals or major holidays will be taking place during your travels in the countries you’re visiting, as these can draw larger crowds and a bit higher accommodation prices. However, they can also be really fun!

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

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Prices based on bookings made 60-91 days days prior to departure.

Why do Canadian students love visiting Europe?

Canadian students can’t seem to get enough of Europe. From the student-friendly cities to delicious food and easy ways to explore across the region in a single trip, Europe is a many travellers’ dream. Whether you’re studying or on holiday, Europe will be a grand adventure!


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Europe universities and campuses

Europe is home to a number of universities and campuses where you could begin your study abroad journey. The cost of living is often equal to or even less than the costs back in Canada. Plus, it’s home to some of the highest-ranking universities in the world. These include ETH Zurich, LMU Munich, KU Leuven and the Karolinska Institute. Check in with your home university to see what study abroad programs are available for you!


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Europe lifestyle and culture

Europe is a large region with cultures and lifestyles that vary hugely across the region. In many destinations, you’ll find some similarities to home. However, you’ll also be able to experience differences in foods, music, lifestyles, fashion and more. Depending on where you study and travel to, the biggest challenge might be mastering a few key phrases in one of the many languages that the region is home to.


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Exploring Europe on a student budget

Surviving on a student budget in Europe is pretty easy to do, since many of the countries of the region have lower living costs than what you might find in bigger cities in Canada.

However, it’s good to keep in mind that not all countries are dirt cheap to explore. Zurich, Paris and Copenhagen are some of the more expensive destinations, while Prague, Croatia and many cities in Eastern Europe have a reputation for being more budget friendly. In general, though, you’ll find a great hostel culture, cheap eats and incredibly discounted travel within the region.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Canada to Europe

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