Transportation options to Toronto City
Toronto airport transportation is a reliable and reasonable way to get you to and from the terminal. Many options are available to you online. It is easier than ever today to get to and from your destination as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Taxi cabs are expensive and there can be wait time. Buses can be just as unreliable. Shuttle services are your best bet and it is wise to book in advance. Most shuttle services are reasonably priced and are made affordable to those working with a tight budget.
When on the road you don’t need more hassle and chaos than normal. You want your trip to run smoothly and to be where you are supposed to be on time. A working professional cannot afford the luxury of being late for, or missing an important business meeting, or appointment with a potential client.
For example, Toronto Airport Express is a popular shuttle service that will allow you to rent a bus, or a van to get you to and from your destination. Customer service locations are strategically placed at various locations throughout the airport for your convenience.
The goal of their company is to provide you with excellent customer service by striving to make your time with them as comfortable and as accommodating an experience as it can be. They offer front door scheduled service to and from a number of downtown hotels close to major attractions like both theater and financial districts, Union Station, bus stations and subway stops.
Toronto Airport Express personnel are knowledgeable about downtown Toronto and can provide you with the information and directions necessary to get you where you want to go.
Finding helpful and courteous service at times can be a bit of a challenge. The key to success is to research transportation companies before you arrive. Be prepared and book in advance, some reservations require that you book a week ahead, possibly longer, and know that the chosen company is run and staffed by competent professionals who know what they are doing.
Taxis: Taxis to hotels in downtown Toronto cost between Cdn$40 and Cdn$50, plus tip, and take about 30 – 40 mins.
Limousines: Limousines to hotels in downtown Toronto cost between Cdn$45 and Cdn$55, plus tip, and take about 30 – 40 mins. For destinations outside of the GTA, limousines charge per kilometer (1.6 km = 1 mile). For example, the rate for a limousine to Niagara Falls is about Cdn$180 plus tip. Rates are based per car, not per passenger.
Airport Express Shuttle: The Airport Express takes about 40 minutes to reach downtown Toronto and costs about Cdn$23.95 one way (plus tip).
Private Shuttle to and from Areas outside Toronto: Numerous transit companies offer either shared or private service to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport to and from locations outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), such as Niagara Falls, Oakville and Hamilton. For example, Airways Transit is a popular transit company that has locations at terminals 1 & 3 and offers shared transportation between locations outside the GTA and the airport. Cost varies depending on distance traveled but is generally cheaper than taxis.
Complimentary Airport Hotel Shuttle: Most hotels near Toronto Pearson International Airport offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. For transportation from the airport, just look for the shuttle pick-up area or call the hotel directly. Most people tip the shuttle driver about Cdn$5.
LINK Train: Free and fully wheelchair accessible, Link Train offers transportation 24/7 and connects you to: – Terminal 1 – Terminal 3 and the Sheraton Gateway Hotel and Viscount Station Value Park Lot and Value Park Garage