Cheap Flights to Southeast Asia

Best student & youth fares right now to Southeast Asia

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Student flights from Canada to Southeast Asia

Get ready for an adventure to Southeast Asia, the ultimate playground for backpackers and student travellers from Canada. It offers the amazing combination of being absolutely packed with world-class things to see, do and experience, while also costing a fraction of what the same things in Canada would. It’s a win-win!

This region broadly covers the area between the south of China and the north of Australia, including countries like Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. If you don’t have any of these countries on your bucket list yet, it’s definitely time to add them! While Southeast Asia is basically on the other side of the world from Canada, there’s still plenty of flights available to get you wherever you need to go. And rest assured that StudentUniverse has the discounts and deals you need to get there for less!

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What are the main Southeast Asia airport hubs?

Southeast Asia’s main hubs are centred around its capital cities and other major metropolitan areas. These include cities like Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Singapore (Singapore island) and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

Since the region is pretty compact—and far away—many travellers like to visit multiple destinations in one trip. If this sounds like you, consider buying several one-way tickets or a multi-city ticket that’ll allow you to fly into one city and out of another.

How to fly from Canada to Southeast Asia

As mentioned, Southeast Asia is the opposite side of the world to Canada, so there’s not many direct flight options. However, you will find plenty of connecting flights! If you’re traveling from Eastern Canada, you may want to consider using a Middle Eastern airline, such as Emirates, Qatar or Etihad, which will stop in their respective hub in that region, before continuing on to a final destination in Southeast Asia. If you depart from Western Canada, it’ll be slightly easier to find direct flights, since you’ll be crossing the Pacific.

When is the best time to fly to Southeast Asia?

The best time to visit Southeast Asia is typically between November to March, during the dry season. Southeast Asia is primarily situated in a tropical climate zone, which means it’s seasons are generally divided into wet and dry. This means you can count on warm, tropical weather year-round, making Southeast Asia a perfect destination for a tropical winter backpacking trip. The wet season runs from April to October, but is at its most intense around June to September. Despite the rain, this is actually the hottest time of year.

Keep in mind that Bali is an exception to this general rule, having it’s dry season throughout the summer months. The best time to visit Bali is generally between April and October.

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

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

Why do Canadian students love visiting Southeast Asia?

Canadian students love visiting Southeast Asia for a number of reasons: the delicious food, the low cost of travelling, the gorgeous scenery, the life-giving adventures, the welcoming people and the sheer energy of everything!

Southeast Asia universities and campuses

You can find some good universities in Southeast Asia and many offer placements to international students, including those from Canada. Singapore boasts the two most prestigious higher education establishments: the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. Countries like Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia are awesome for finding teaching placements if you’re interested in teaching English abroad. This is a great way to learn on the job while also exploring an amazing destination.

Southeast Asia lifestyle and culture

Friendly, laid-back and tolerant, Southeast Asia is welcoming to pretty much everyone who visits. Because of the pleasant tropical weather, locals tend to live life outdoors. You’ll find many night markets where you can grab a midnight snack at street stalls under the night sky and markets are often open to the pleasant elements. Buddhism and Hinduism are the main religions, and if you visit sacred sites, both men and women should dress respectively, covering shoulders and wearing longer skirts/shorts.

Exploring Southeast Asia on a student budget

Southeast Asia is probably the best place in the world to explore on a student budget, as the cost of living and travelling in most places is quite low. You can find decent places to stay for less than $10 per night, easy street food meals will cost about $2 and a beer is often less than a dollar. Local transportation is also very cheap. The exceptions to the rule are Singapore and Malaysia, which can be a little pricier.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Canada to Southeast Asia

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