As the capital of Kansas, Topeka makes for a unique vacation destination. Its climate is one of the most volatile in the country, leaving tourists on their toes as wind, precipitation, and temperature varies from day to day. However, this element of climactic surprise just adds to Topeka's unpredictable charm. Flights to Topeka themselves are mesmerizing, providing passengers with a top-notch view of the patchwork of farmland characteristic in Kansas, a colorful quilt interrupted by sporadic splatters of cities. One of these will turn out to be Topeka. Stay alert, since you will soon begin your descent into the Topeka Regional Airport (FOE)—still sometimes referred to by its previous name, Forbes Field. Alternatively, you can fly into nearby Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
All direct Topeka flights land at the Topeka Regional Airport, less than a 20-minute drive from the city's center. Today's FOE lies on an historic army airfield, making your touchdown in Topeka intriguing from the start. Packages to Topeka can include a car rental portion, helping with your transportation from the airport; your hotel may provide it as well. If not, you can rent a car separately at the airport or find a taxi, although keep in mind taxis are sometimes scarce. Some travelers prefer to fly into the busier MCI, about an hour away from Topeka. Taxis and shuttle services are more prevalent here, where you can also rent a car. Another option is to hire a taxi to the Kansas City Amtrak station, and take a train—lasting about an hour and 45 minutes—to Topeka. It's a longer journey, but it is a great way to see the landscape.
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Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
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*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.