Air Canada Minimum Connection Times

Minimum Connection Times

For a smooth connection between flights, it's important to give yourself adequate time between the arrival of your first flight and the departure of your next. This time between flights is known as your minimum connection time, and it’s needed to allow for security checks and any terminal changes.

A few things you should know:

  • It’s important to respect the minimum connection time between flights.
    • Flights without an adequate connection time can’t be booked.
  • The sample connection times provided in the tables below apply to:
    • Air Canada flights
    • Air Canada Rouge flights
    • Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz
  • The connection times for flights operated by other airlines may vary.
  • The term 'International' applies to any city outside Canada or the U.S. (e.g. cities in Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe and South America)
Connecting through: Minimum Connection Time
Calgary 35 min*
Charlottetown 15 min
Edmonton 35 min*
Fredericton 15 min*
Halifax 30 min**
Moncton 15 min
Montreal 40 min
Ottawa 35 min*
Quebec City  20 min***
Regina  20 min
Saint John, NB 20 min
Saskatoon      20 min
St John's, NL 15 min
Thunder Bay 15 min
Toronto  45 min
Vancouver 40 min*
Winnipeg 25 min
Example: If you're travelling from Sudbury to Vancouver with a connecting flight in Toronto, you'll need to provide for a minimum connection time of 45 minutes between your arrival in Toronto and your departure for Vancouver.
* 30 minutes for connections between 2 Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz
** 25 minutes for connections between 2 Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz
*** 15 minutes for connections between 2 Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz
Connecting through: Minimum Connection Time
Calgary 50 min
Edmonton 50 min
Halifax 45 min
Montreal 55 min
Ottawa 50 min
Quebec City 30 min*
Regina 20 min
Saint John, NB 30 min
Toronto 1 h 10 min
Vancouver 1 h 10 min
Winnipeg 1 h 15 min

Example: If you're travelling from Victoria to San Francisco with a connecting flight in Vancouver, you'll need to provide for a minimum connection time of 1 hour 10 min between your arrival in Vancouver and your departure for San Francisco.

* 15 minutes for connections between 2 Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz
Connecting through: Minimum Connection Time
Calgary  40 min
Edmonton 35 min
Halifax 40 min
Montreal 40 min
Ottawa 35 min
St John's, NL   45 min
Toronto 60 min
Vancouver  60 min
Winnipeg 45 min
Example: If you're travelling from Quebec City to Paris with a connecting flight in Montreal, you'll need to provide for a minimum connection time of 40 min between your arrival in Montreal and your departure for Paris.
Connecting through: Minimum Connection Time
Calgary 60 min
Edmonton 50 min
Halifax 45 min
Montreal 60 min
Ottawa 55 min
Quebec City 45 min
Regina 60 min

Saint John, NB

40 min

Toronto

1 h 10 min

Vancouver

1 h 10 min

Winnipeg

45 min
Example: If you're travelling from Denver to Lethbridge with a connecting flight in Calgary, you'll need to provide for a minimum connection time of 1 hour between your arrival in Calgary and your departure for Lethbridge.
Connecting through: Minimum Connection Time
Calgary 60 min
Edmonton 60 min
Halifax 45 min
Montreal 40 min
Ottawa 60 min
Toronto 60 min

Vancouver

60 min
Example: If you're travelling from Albany to Frankfurt with a connecting flight in Toronto, you'll need to provide for a minimum connection time of 1 hour between your arrival in Toronto and your departure for Frankfurt.
Connecting through: Minimum Connection Time
Calgary 60 min
Edmonton 60 min
Halifax 60 min
Montreal 60 min
Ottawa 60 min
St John's, NL 60 min
Toronto 1 h 15 min

Vancouver

1 h 20 min
Example: If you're travelling from Beijing to Ottawa with a connecting flight in Toronto, you'll need to provide for a minimum connection time of 1 h 15 min between your arrival in Toronto and your departure for Ottawa..
Connecting through: Minimum Connection Time
Calgary 1 h 15 min
Edmonton 1 h 15 min
Halifax 1 h 15 min
Montreal 1 h 10 min
Ottawa 1 h 15 min
Toronto 1 h 25 min

Vancouver

1 h 10 min
Example: If you're travelling from Zurich to Boston with a connecting flight in Montreal, you'll need to provide for a minimum connection time of 1 h 10 min between your arrival in Montreal and your departure for Boston.
Connecting through: Minimum Connection Time
Montreal 40 min
Toronto 60 min

Vancouver

60 min
Example: If you're travelling from London to Mexico City with a connecting flight in Toronto, you'll need to provide for a minimum connection time of 1 hour between your arrival in Toronto and your departure for Mexico City.
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