what is the cheapest european city to travel to from toronto?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jul 18, 2010 8:58 PM Last Post By: wdm
Jul 3, 2010 7:43 PM
what is the cheapest european city to travel to from toronto?I'm planning a backpacking trip to europe, what is the cheapest european city to travel to from Toronto? I'm avoiding larger cities like london and paris because the flights tend to be more expensive, I just want to get to Europe and then take it from there.
Jul 4, 2010 1:28 AM
Jul 4, 2010 2:48 AM
2As #1 said, flights to London and Paris (and Amsterdam and Frankfurt) tend to be less expensive because they are hubs with a lot of competition among airlines.
More importantly: where in Europe do you want to go to? Doesn't make much sense to fly to London if you plan to spend most of your time in Italy or Spain.
Jul 4, 2010 3:50 AM
Jul 4, 2010 2:40 PM
Jul 4, 2010 4:57 PM
5http://www.canadianaffair.com/ generally has the cheapest flights from Europe (London) to Canada (London). As has been mentioned before, you will NOT find a cheaper flight out of a smaller airport as chances are they will route via London/Paris/other big city anyway.
There are at times specials offered from various companies, but it's just a matter of chance.
Jul 5, 2010 8:32 AM
6How green are you at this kind of travel )backpacking)? Do you have a pack yet?
Ask on here for how to buy a pack, b4 you blow loot on too big a pack.
www.kayak.comis a good shopping sight for flights. You can handicap the three days b4 or after a taget date.
My cheapest flight from Madrid to Texas, went through Flankfurt, where I changed airlines.
Travel a smaller loop in Europe, to get more from your experience. Take your time. Absorb. Make a friend or two.
Hang with other nationalities than yours.
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Jul 18, 2010 8:58 PM
7Airfare prices quoted rise dramatically when you add in 'taxes and fees'. Check flights for the same dates for several destinations and you may find a big difference. Europe has very high 'taxes and fees'.
Also, check out 'open jaw' flights to see if there are any good prices. It will save you backtracking, particularly if you want to go to London.
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