The distance from Canada to India can best be covered by booking a flight. You will be able to avail regular flights from major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad to Canada. Major airports in Canada are spread across Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. However, if you are looking to get to Canada as soon as possible, take Air Canada’s direct flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi to Toronto with a duration of approximately 14 hours and 30 minutes. You can also avail direct flights to Toronto from Mumbai.
From these major airports in Canada, domestic flights connect you to several airports across the country. If you are travelling from India, chances are that you will have common stop-over locations at Brussels and London. This depends upon the airline of selection.
It would be advisable to book your tickets well in advance, especially if you are travelling in the peak season. Toronto Pearson International Airport is reputed to be the busiest and largest airport in the country. It is located approximately 27 kms from the city centre. The airport houses an exquisite art collection and art exhibits. It also comprises all kinds of amenities and plenty of shopping outlets to keep you engaged as you wait for your flight. Other major international airports in Canada are Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), Calgary International Airport and Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).
Air Canada is known to be the pennant carrier and also the safest airline to the destination. However, one can choose between any of the following airlines to travel to Canada - Jet Airways, Air India, Air Asia, Lufthansa, British Airways, United and Cathay Pacific. Upon arrival, individuals can avail of the bus taxi or hotel shuttle or train services to reach their required destination.
Trains do not run from India to Canada for obvious reasons. However, if you wish to sit by the window and watch the pristine lakes of Canada whisk past you, we have a few options for you. You can take the inter-city trains to explore the country, all the way from Halifax to Vancouver. You will find that VIA RAIL operates inter-city and trans-continental passenger trains. Train travelling your way through Canada is the best way to explore its sceneries, people and cultures. The entire Canada train journey will take at least five to six days without any stop in between. Take “The Canadian” train if you wish to travel between Toronto and Vancouver. This route will take at least four days if you do not make any stops along the way. You could also start from Halifax and hop on to “The Ocean” to Montreal after which you could take a train to Toronto. With wholesome supplies of coffee, snacks and beautiful sceneries catching your eye as you sit by the window, these six days might just seem like six minutes to you!
Heading to Canada by road all the way from India is neither possible nor feasible for obvious reasons. However, the country that is famous for its extensive coastline is synonymous with road trips. Hence, hire a car and take the Cabot Trail which is deemed to be one of the most famous road trips in the world. The Icefields Parkway route takes you along Lake Louise, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow and Peyto Lakes.
India does not offer any direct cruises to Canada. However, the seekers of the sea may not despair! If you are a water baby and prefer the crystalline sea over the azure, blue skies; head to the United States of America or if you are coming down from the United Kingdom, these countries offer cruises to Vancouver, Canada.
With its wide roads, rugged good looks and exquisite coastline, Canada actually proves to be great for cycling. You could go on hassle-free long-distance trips to as many cities such as Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria which now have well-designed bike routes.
Connecting you from the east to Vancouver in Canada is the Greyhound Canada bus service. You then have bus services from Montreal to Quebec and then Coach Canada that will take you within Ontario as well as from Toronto to Montreal. These buses are comfortable to travel in and often offer services such as on-board washrooms, air-conditioning, free wi-fi and movies to keep you entertained! Also, make sure you carry a sweater with you before boarding the bus.
If you know a few people who are travelling to the same location as you, share a ride with them to save some money! Opt for the ride sharing services in Canada that link drivers and passengers heading in the same direction.
If you would rather holiday at your own pace, we suggest you hire a car. However, be warned of the jaw-dropping fuel costs. The main cities in Canada never fall short of taxis and you will find them lined up, even as you step out of the airport. Moreover, some small towns may offer you a local service. You must know that these taxis are run by meter and are considered to be reliable and trustworthy.
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