Flights to the UK

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Student flights from Canada to the UK

A trip to the United Kingdom is an ideal starting point for that vacation in Europe you’ve been dreaming about. Or if you’re thinking of working or spending a semester abroad, it’s a great choice too. As the UK is made up of four separate countries; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, you won’t be surprised to find that it’s a pretty diverse place to visit.

Prefer to spend your time in the city? Great, head over to London, Edinburgh, Cardiff or Belfast. Or if you’re looking to spend some time in nature (we’re talking national parks, forests and lochs) or at a fabulous beach, the UK is all set on that front too.

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map of the UK showing the main airports

What are the main UK airport hubs?

The UK has a number of airport hubs, but which you’ll fly into depends entirely on your travel plans. No doubt that you’ll find the most flights into London—which, for reference, has six airports! But you may also want to fly into Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol or another smaller city if you’re not planning to spend much time in the big city.

How to fly from Canada to the UK

Flying to the UK from Canada is pretty easy—it’s just across the pond. There’s plenty of nonstop flights from Canadian hubs like Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. If you’re flying from elsewhere in Canada, you can always hop on a connecting flight and you’ll still be landing in London in no time at all.

We partner with a number of top airlines so that you can have the most options for flights to the UK. Whether you want to fly with one of the most popular airlines for flights to the UK, like Westjet or British Airways, or want to fly with another favorite airline, we’ve got plenty of options for you to choose from.

When is the best time to fly to the UK?

The UK isn’t exactly famous for it’s brilliant weather—quite the opposite, actually! But since you’ll want to bring a raincoat no matter the season, the UK can be a good year-round destination. It’s sunniest months are between June-September (although these are also peak tourist seasons for the UK as well). If you don’t mind a bit chillier weather, fall and winter are great times to visit as well!

Whenever you choose to visit the UK, you will definitely find some cool events, cultural celebrations and festivals to attend. We’re talking Chinese New Year, St Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve and even Thanksgiving too. Summer is a great time for music festivals in the UK. Some of the best include Reading & Leeds, Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Latitude, Download, Lovebox, BST Hyde Park and Wireless.

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

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Why do Canadian students love visiting the UK?

Canadian students love visiting the UK for a multitude of reasons. The study abroad opportunities (at some top universities, no less!) are plentiful and you can study without having to learn a new language. Plus on a weekend you can easily hop over to Europe to explore more of what the continent has to offer too.

UK universities and campuses

UK universities and campuses

The universities in the UK have a pretty great reputation. Let’s take Oxford and Cambridge, ranked towards the very top of universities around the world. But they’re not the only world-renowned higher institutions in the country. London and Edinburgh are also home to some fantastic universities including UCL, Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh. Other destinations with top universities include Manchester, Warwick, Bristol, Glasgow, Birmingham, Sheffield and Exeter. Luckily, you’ll find plenty of study abroad programs available for you, as the UK is one of the most popular study abroad destinations for Canadian students.

UK lifestyle and culture

British lifestyle and culture

The UK and Canada, culturally, aren’t too different. The UK may have a slightly different sense of humour, and they may spell some words differently, but the language is still the same. On your travels, you may notice some slight cultural differences, as well as accents, within the UK. And if you’re heading to Wales do be aware that many people still speak Welsh, which is why you’ll see many signs that are not in English. Just keep in mind that Brits don’t have a Canadian sense of politeness—so if people seem a bit harsher or less friendly to you, don’t be alarmed! Brits are generally quite friendly once they’ve warmed up to you.

Exploring the UK on a student budget

Exploring the UK on a student budget

London is a big city, and as such, it can be a bit expensive in some aspects. If you’re staying at hotels and eating out for most of your meals, you’ll quickly rack up a big receipt. However, there are always ways to explore on a student budget! We’re talking free entry to museums, street markets and cheap travel within the UK and across to Europe too. There’s also lots of hostels and budget accommodation options to make your trip a little cheaper as well.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Canada to the UK

Do I need a visa to visit the UK?

What’s the currency in the UK and the exchange rate in CAD?

What are some of the top things to see/do in the UK?

What are some etiquette tips for the UK?