Info about getting from the airport, public transportation and more.
Getting from the Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
The UP Express rail links travellers from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the heart of the city at Union Station in just 25 minutes. (Trains leave four times an hour and cost $12, one way.) A taxi will get you downtown for a flat rate of around $60, and takes about 45 minutes, depending on traffic.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)
Located on Toronto Islands, this airport is minutes from downtown. Take the six-minute walk through the pedestrian tunnel that connects the airport with the mainland or enjoy city views from the ferry, which departs every fifteen minutes. There’s a taxi stand outside the mainland entrance and a free a shuttle bus that goes between the airport and Union Station every fifteen minutes. For a true Toronto experience, hop on the 511 Bathurst or 509 Lakeshore streetcar.
Regular fare is $3.25 and the subway system will generally get you within walking distance of anywhere centrally located. Maps and schedules are available online.
Taxis are easily hailed anywhere in the city and abound in the downtown core. If you’re on a strict timeline, though, be sure to call in advance. Base rate is $4. Uber and UberX are also available.
416 Taxicab: 416-829-4222
Beck Taxi: 416-751-5555
City Taxi: 416-740-2222
With 200 stations all over the city, Toronto Bike Share is a fun and environmentally friendly way to get from point A to point B. Rentals are $7 a day (or $15 for 3 days), which covers rides of 30 minutes or less.