Saturday, 23 August 2008

Getting to the airport

There are a few ways to get to the airport:
- Taxi
- Car
- Special buses
- TTC

A taxi from Pearson Airport to Downtown Toronto can cost between $40 and $60 depending of the type of car (if it's a van or a regular car), if you use the taximeter or a flat rate, and what part of Toronto you are going. You can normally pay with credit card but it's always better to ask before hand and is normal to give a tip of 15% to the taxi driver, specially if you have luggage with you and he helps you.

By car you can find directions with a GPS or google maps, so I'll skip that one, and there are so many special buses that you have to look for them and since I didn't use any, I'll leave it to you.

To get to the airport for my family arrival, I used TTC

The buses you have to use depends completely of the time you are taking the bus. I wanted to be at 6:30am at the airport, so I couldn't use the subway and needed to use the midnight bus service. The midnight bus are buses that work when the subway is closed at night and you can take the one to the airport at Eglinton, wich was perfect for me! Is normal price and the duration from Yonge & Eglinton to Pearson Airport is around 1 hour.

Another way if the subway is already open, is using the subway to get to Kipling station and then taking the rocket to the airport (is another bus that only has the airport as a stop); that one took me around 20 minutes the bus and around 40 minutes the subway (from Eglinton to Kipling) and you don't have to pay extra, just your normal TTC rate.

Can you get to the airport using the TTC now?

Ohh, I forgot, the last midnight bus leaves at 4:10am, so when I got to the airport it was like this:

:)

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

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Thanks!

Kathleen

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Aiglee said...

Hi Kathleen, thank you so much! It will be an honour, I just sent you an email so we can communicate :)

Carlos said...

Hi Aiglee, I hope you're doing well.
There's another way to get to the airport, Airport Express provides transportation service to and from the airport. Here you have the web page link, the buses are very comfortable and the tickets aren't expensive; $18.50 one way and $29.95 round trip.

Regards

Aiglee said...

Thanks Carlos :D