Fly from Canada for summer flight deals to Paris and many destinations in Europe. Flights originating from Canada to Europe, especially from Vancouver YVR, are hundreds of dollars less compared to the cost of flights to Europe from west coast cities like Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Some cities in Europe like Barcelona and Paris are about half price compared to fare prices from USA airports for summer 2015 travel. Canada fares in the $700 to $800 range are $500 to $700 less than flights to Europe from US cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago for travel in the summer months.
Here are two examples of the fare difference between Canada and USA departures from Vancouver compared to Seattle for European destinations. I could list dozens of city pairs with low fares to Europe from Canada at deep discounts compared to US cities.
Spending some miles or dollars to fly from your US city to a Canadian city might save you more than $1,000 USD on a summer 2015 trip to Europe for two.
YVY-CDG Vancouver – Paris
Tuesday, July 7- Thursday, July 16, 2015
CAD $926.93 = USD $725.58 roundtrip
Click on the image to see full scale. The itinerary shown is not the best itinerary. My purpose is to illustrate the airfare difference and not the flight schedules. There are numerous flight schedules you can play with if a Canada departure for a summer European trip is a possibility for you.
Fly to Paris from Seattle on these same dates or anytime in July and the fare is over USD $1,300. Amtrak will take you from Washington to Vancouver for substantially less than $600.
Vancouver to Barcelona, Spain
Wednesday, July 8 to Friday, July 17
CAD $920.43 = USD $720.49 roundtrip
Fly Air Canada from Seattle to Barcelona and the fare is more than twice the price at $1,464 for the lowest fare in July.
These are just two of the European cities with deeply discounted low fares for summer travel to Europe from Vancouver. There are dozens of cities offering airfare savings of hundreds of dollars per ticket for flights to Greece, Italy, Portugal and more. Canada deals are available from other airports like Toronto and Montreal.
Google Flights YVR Vancouver flights to Europe July 7-15, 2015 shows many cities under USD $800.
- YVR – Malaga, Spain $718
- YVR – Bilbao, Spain $732
- YVR – Paris $735
- YVR – Madrid $738
- YVR – Dublin $772
- YVR – Milan $773
- YVR – Nice, France $807
- YVR – Rome $808
- YVR – Geneva $826