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Flights New York (JFK) - Toronto (YTZ) with Air Canada

About the flight

New York's major international airport, JFK international airport is a hub for American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Jet Blue Airlines. The airport sits about 12 miles south-east of Manhattan and more than 90 airlines operate from it. With destinations on all inhabited continents, the airport serves millions of passengers every year.

Located on Toronto Island, Billy Bishop Island Toronto City Airport is Canada's ninth-busiest airport. The airport is a hub for Porter Airlines and FlyGTA. Known for its good services, safety, and reliable trips, YTZ offers both passenger and cargo flights.

Getting from New York to Toronto

New York City is situated about 350 miles away from Toronto. While this distance can be traveled by road, air, or water, flights are the most popular travel method on this route. Flights tend to be faster and efficient when covering a larger distance. Direct Flights New York (JFK) - Toronto (YTZ) with Air Canada take an average of one hour and 20 minutes.

Air Canada Airlines do not offer direct flights from New York (JFK) to Toronto (YTZ), so if travelers wish to fly this route, they should be prepared for a stopover. The fastest one-stop trip takes around two hours and 36 minutes. The airline provides at least seven flights per day on this route.

The high season for flights from New York to Toronto in September while the low season is in November.

About the airline

Air Canada is the national flag carrier and largest airline in Canada. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance, serving over 48 million passengers. The airline is a hub for major cities such as Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Pearson and Vancouver. Air Canada is ranked the best airline in North America because of its world-class facilities, including check-in services, seat comfort, in-flight meals, and the friendliness of the cabin staff.

When taking flights New York (JFK) - Toronto (YTZ) with Air Canada, passengers are likely to board either an Embraer175 or BombadierDHC-8-400 plane.

About the airports

Both JFK and YTZ sell tickets for packages at a given fee, depending on the class of travel. Air Canada has three classes of service - Signature Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class. All the aircraft have onboard WiFi and restrict smoking on board. The cabins feature privileges according to the class you wish to fly on. Food and drink, including alcoholic beverages, can be purchased onboard.

The maximum weight per bag is 50lb. The free baggage allowance is determined by the fare, destination date of ticket purchased and frequent-flyer status.

Transportation, transfers & car rentals

New York has free shuttle buses connecting travelers to and from JFK International Airport. Passengers can board many services across the city that travel to the airport. Travelers can also opt to use Uber services or other taxi facilities.

Drivers of personal cars can park at JFK airport in terminal 1, 2, and 8. The parking options available are both short-term and long-term, indoor or outdoor at a fee depending on the choice and length of stay.

Once travelers arrive at YTZ airport, they can easily access a variety of transfer services. Ferry services operate from the airport every 15 minutes to get travelers across the sea. Travelers can also grab a taxi available at the airport. Public transits and shuttle services transport travelers from the airport to the Canadian city of Toronto. Car rental services available at the YTZ airport include Hertz Car rental, Enterprise, and Ace car rental.

Practical Information

For American citizens, a temporary visa is not necessary when flying to Canada. Rather, they can obtain Electronic Travel Authorization for entry into Toronto. Visitors with other nationalities will require a temporary visa obtainable at their nearest Canadian Embassy.

Top travel tips.

Both New York and Toronto have the same time zone so there is no difference. Toronto has warmer, drier summers compared to New York City's humid summers. New York has slightly cooler temperatures and is roughly five degrees cooler than the average temperature in Toronto. The cities encounter the same seasons as they are both in the Northern Hemisphere.

The currency acceptable in Toronto is the Canadian dollar. Travelers from the US can obtain the Canadian dollar from the Canadian Embassy, any major malls, banks and the airport itself.

The language spoken in both cities is English. There is also no major difference in etiquette for citizens of both cities.

What to see in Toronto

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Being one of Toronto's new attractions, this facility displays many exotic species of marine life. Travelers enjoy viewing and learning about the aquatic life of Canada. You can also take an exhilarating exhibit through an underwater viewing tunnel exposing the most fearsome looking aquarium animals. Visitors can also enjoy hundreds of jellyfish giving a light show with their color-changing bodies.

Art Gallery of Ontario

This is one of the largest museums in North America. There are plenty of fun things to do for both adults and children. While adults can tour the Thomas collection and explore sculptures, children can visit Kids Gallery. Family Sundays allow for the participation of visitors in activities such as art-making, constructing, storytelling, and costume play. Dine at Frank Restaurant for a variety of dining options. For party lovers, join the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) on Friday evenings for a real party atmosphere.

Ontario Science Center

This is a family-oriented attraction with many interesting exhibits. Visitors can explore the latest inventions in technology, telecommunication, optics, biology physics, space travel, and metrology. There is always lots to do at the Ontario Science Center, including making music at the aquatic play fountain, and watching live presentations and demonstrations on the latest hot topics in science and technology. With IMAX films and plenty of exhibition halls, the Science Center has something for everyone to do!

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