Public transport in Toronto is fast, safe and reliable. Known as the Toronto Transit Commission, it consists of an integrated system of subways, buses and streetcars that reach every part of the city. The subway has four lines and is easy to use, and there are bus and streetcar stations next to every major stop that take over where the subway leaves off.
Fares are standard and a single fare will take commuters anywhere on a single trip. Commuters can use tokens to avoid the hassle of having to pay with exact change but can also use PRESTO cards with preloaded money. To freely change from one form of transport to another, commuters should get a transfer slip when paying for the fare.
The subway runs from 6am-2.00am, while buses and streetcars operate from about 6am-12.30am. Both start at 8am on Sundays. The Blue Night Network services main street routes after 1.30am. Taxis are always available and ferries travel to the Toronto Islands. Driving a hired car is not recommended due to traffic congestion and expensive parking.
The airport is located 17 miles (28km) northwest of downtown Toronto.
Toronto International (YYZ)
LocationThe airport is located 17 miles (28km) northwest of downtown Toronto.
Getting to the city
The Terminal Link train offers free transportation between Terminals 1 and 3, the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, ALT Hotel, the Value Park Garage and Value Park Lot. Several companies provide bus and shuttle transit services to and from the airport into Toronto and surrounding areas. The Union Pearson Express train links the airport to Downtown Toronto in just 25 minutes. The airport is also easily accessible on various public transportation routes with providers such as Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and GO Transit.
TimeGMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Rental companies include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz and National-Alamo.
There are authorised taxis available outside the arrivals halls.
Transfer between terminals
The Terminal Link train system operates a 24-hour free service between Terminals 1 and 3, as well as to the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, ALT Hotel, the Value Park Garage and Value Parking Lot.
All terminals are well-supplied with facilities, including bureaux de change and ATMs, WiFi, shops and duty-free outlets, hotel-reservation services, bars and restaurants.
Parking options range from long-term to curb-side pickup.