Buses to and from Toronto Airport (YYZ)
Toronto Pearson Airport is a large airport in Canada serving the city of Toronto, its metropolitan area and the Golden Horseshoe, an area which comprises of about 25% of Canada’s population (8.1 million inhabitants). The airport is located approximately 22.5km, or 14 miles northwest of Downtown Toronto, and is in the municipality of Mississauga. It is otherwise known as the Lester B. Pearson Airport, and has the official IATA code of YYZ. Toronto Pearson Airport buses are available for arriving passengers, and are a popular way to travel to a number of locations. Airport buses are operated by several companies, and are considered convenient as a form of ground transportation.
Toronto Airport has two large terminals, named Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, and there are arrival areas in both terminals for domestic and international flights. The terminals and long-term parking areas of the airport are connected by a people mover system known as the Link Train. The Link Train is free of charge, and available at frequent intervals from various points in the terminals. Passengers who would like to continue their journey from the airport by bus have a number of options from which to choose, and can easily reach downtown locations and out-of-town locations. Most of the buses call on Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, and are available throughout the day and early evening. The Toronto Pearson Airport buses are considered to be safe, clean and reliable, as well as affordable.
Toronto Pearson Airport buses for downtown Toronto
One of the main service providers for downtown buses is Pacific Western Airport Express, and their Toronto Airport Express buses have been used by millions of passengers since 1993. They offer scheduled luxury motor coach services that call on both terminals at the airport, and travel to nine convenient downtown locations, including locations nearby to major attractions, the financial district, the theatre district, the Bus Terminal, Union Station, the subway system and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Further connections are then available by the Airport Express Connect, that provides transport to various other locations, including a large number of hotels. This service requires a reservation, but no reservation is required for the Toronto Airport Express.
The airport buses leave approximately every half an hour from outside the passenger terminals, between the hours of 05:20am and 12:50am. In the alternative direction, buses are available from 04:25am to 22:55pm. Tickets for the Toronto Airport Express can be purchased directly from the bus driver in cash (American money accepted) or by credit card, or tickets may be arranged online, with a 5% discount (credit card). Customer service locations are available in the airport terminals for assistance with onward travel. In Terminal 1 the AE Customer Service point is located on the Arrivals Level Curb-side at Post C, and in Terminal 3, the AE counters are found on the Arrivals Level Curb-side at Area #25. Further details regarding the services of the Toronto Airport Express and the Airport Express Connect buses can be found online at http://www.torontoairportexpress.com.
Additional local buses are operated by TTC (Toronto Transit Commission), to Kipling Station, Lawrence West Station and to Yonge Street, by GO Transit to York Mills and Yorkdale TTC subway stations, Brampton and to the Richmond Hill Centre bus terminal and by MiWay to Square One and Westwood Mall. Brampton Transit offers a semi-express service to the Bramalea bus terminal from Terminal 1 and Can-ar Coach Service offers a once-a-day service to Port Elgrin, in Ontario, providing a link to the communities in Dufferin, Grey and Bruce counties. Most of these airport bus services operate throughout the day.
Toronto Pearson Airport buses for out-of-town connections
Buses also link Toronto Airport with a large number of destinations throughout Ontario, and even to a few locations in the United States of America. The shuttle services offered are very convenient, and also reasonably priced. They are offered by several bus companies, including Aboutown Transport Limited (http://www.aboutown.ca), Airlink Airport Service (Tel: (519) 756-1944), Airways Transit – Hamilton (http://www.airwaystransit.com), Airways Transit – Kitchener, Century Airline Service (http://www.coachcanada.com), Classique Airline Van Services (http://www.classiquetransit.com), Grey-Bruce Airbus (http://www.greybruceairbus.com), Greyhound Canada (http://www.greyhound.ca), Jetlink Airport Service (Tel: (519) 853-1550) and Niagara Airbus (http://www.niagaraairbus.com).
Airways Transit offers 1st class airport services to Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Milton, Aboutown has non-stop buses running between Toronto Airport and Detroit Airport and Coach Canada offers an on-demand shared van service to a wide variety of locations. Some of Classique Airline Van Services’ destinations include Ajax, Brooklin, Claremont, Goodwood, Kendal, Kirby, Newtonville, Oshawa, Pickering, Maple Beach and Whitby, while the Grey-Bruce Airbus travels to Brampton, Orangeville, Durham, Markdale, Port Elgin and Tiverton, amongst others. Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 locations, and Niagara Airbus provides transport to St. Catharines, Virgil, Fort Erie, Welland, Stevensville, Chrystal Beach and all centres of the Greater Niagara Region.
In the city of Toronto visitors will also find a modern transit system in place, consisting of buses, streetcars, subway lines and the quasi-subway Scarborough Rapid Transit Line. The transit system of the city is considered as one of the largest in North America, after those of New York city and Mexico city.
Find out more information regarding the Toronto Pearson Airport buses by contacting the airport at 416-247-7678, or 1-866-207-1690. Passengers can also visit the websites of the individual bus companies serving the airport.