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Pearson International Airport is an international airport located in Ontario province of Canada and offering service to Toronto and the nearby regions. The airport is located in Mississauga, the neighboring city that is 22 km northwest of Downtown Toronto. The airport is named after Lester Bowles Pearson, the 14th prime minister of Canada and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Pearson International Airport, which is known as the biggest and busiest airport of Canada, welcomed more than 40 million passengers in 2013. Pearson International Airport is the second biggest airport of North America after New York John F. Kennedy Airport according to the number of international passengers.

Getting to the City Center from Lester B. Pearson Intl. - Toronto Pearson Intl. Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport is actually located outside of the Toronto city limits. The airport is located 22.5 km from downtown Toronto. This international airport is located in Mississauga with a portion of it extending into the Etobicoke district. Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s biggest and busiest airport. You can get to the city center from the airport by train, shuttles, taxis, and rental cars.

Train

Taking the train from Toronto Pearson International Airport to downtown Toronto is a very convenient transportation alternative. There is a train line that runs directly from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station downtown. The train from the airport to downtown takes about 25 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes. However, this train line to the city is more expensive than other public transportation alternatives. The UP Express (Union Pearson Express) departs from the Toronto Pearson Terminal 1 Station.

Bus

GO Transit is a bus service that provides transportation from Toronto Pearson International Airport to North York, Hamilton, Oakville, and Mississauga. GO bus routes run hourly, every day of the week and every 30 minutes during rush hour on weekdays. The GO bus terminals and routes you can take to get to the city center from Toronto Pearson International Airport vary depending on your destination in the city. For more detailed information please visit GO Transit’s website.

The 192 Airport Rocket, operated by the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) also provides transportation directly from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the city. The 192 Airport Rocket departs from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. This express service provides transportation between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Kipling Station (Bloor-Danforth Subway Line). This bus operates every day of the week and runs every 10 minutes. This express service takes about 25 minutes to get to the city. The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) also operates other bus routes that provide direct transportation from Toronto Pearson International Airport to various stations in the city but they make other stops along the way. These buses take between 55 minutes to over an hour to get to the city. For more detailed information on bus routes and stations please visit Toronto Pearson International Airport’s website.

Metro

The fastest and most practical means of public transportation in the city is the metro. The metro provides access to central locations in the city. The metro runs every 2-5 minutes and contains 4 separate lines. The first stop on the Bloor-Danforth line, heading west, is the Kipling Station. The 192 Airport Rocket bus route, operated by the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission), heads to Kipling Station from the airport. From Kipling Station passengers can easily access other metro stations in the city.

Metro Line 1 (the yellow line), the Yonge-University Line runs a U-shaped route. The north-south line operates between Yonge Street, Finch Avenue East, Union Station, Allen Road, and Sheppard Avenue West. From the Bloor-Yonge, St. George, and Spadina stations travelers can transfer to the Sheppard-Yonge Station on Metro Line 2.

Metro Line 2 (the green line), the Bloor-Danforth Line travels between Bloor Street West, Bloor Street East and Danforth Avenue in the east-west direction. Travelers can transfer to Metro Line 1 from the Bloor-Yonge, St George and Spadina stations and to Metro Line 3 from the Kennedy station.

Metro Line 3 (the blue line), the Scarborough Line travels between Eglinton Avenue East and Kennedy Road stations. Travelers can transfer to Metro Line 2 from Kennedy Station.

Metro Line 4 (the purple line) the Sheppard Line travels in the direction of Sheppard Avenue East. Travelers can transfer to Metro Line 1 from the Sheppard-Yonge station.

Tram

The tram is the second most widely used means of public transportation in Toronto, after the metro. The tram provides a practical way to access places that the metro cannot access. The tram also acts as a support system in between metro lines. To get to the city from Toronto Pearson International Airport you have to first get to Kipling Metro Station using the 192 Airport Rocket bus. Kipling Station is the first stop on Metro Line 2. From this station you can take line 504 or 505 to West Station or Broadview, line 511 to Bathurst Station, line 510 to Spadina Station, or line 506 to Main Street Station.

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient and comfortable transportation alternative to get to the city center from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Taxis provide a safe and comfortable ride to the city however they are an expensive method of transportation. Taxis are equipped with credit card technology so passengers can pay using cash or credit. Taxis are easily accessible from the arrivals level of the terminals. There is a flat rate that varies depending on your destination. For more information about taxi companies and fares places visit Toronto Pearson International Airport’s website.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport and a great option for getting around in the city during your trip. However, parking in the city can be problematic so keep that in mind. There are various rental car companies located at Toronto Pearson International Airport such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and Alamo. These rental car companies are located on Level 1 of the parking lot at Terminals 1 and 3. There are also several rental car companies with offices off-site, which offer pick-up services at the airport. For more detailed information on rental car companies please visit Toronto Pearson International Airport’s website.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019
Getting to Lester B. Pearson Intl. - Toronto Pearson Intl. Airport from the City Center

Toronto Pearson International Airport is actually located outside of the Toronto city limits. The airport is located 22.5 km from downtown Toronto. This international airport is located in Mississauga with a portion of it extending into the Etobicoke district. Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s biggest and busiest airport. The airport is directly accessible by train, shuttles, taxis, and rental cars.

Train

Taking the train from downtown Toronto to Toronto Pearson International Airport is a very convenient transportation alternative. There is a train line that runs directly from Union Station to Toronto Pearson International Airport. The train from downtown to the airport takes about 25 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes. However, this train line to the airport is more expensive than other public transportation alternatives. The UP Express (Union Pearson Express) stops at the Toronto Pearson Terminal 1 Station.

Bus

GO Transit is a bus service that provides transportation from North York, Hamilton, Oakville, and Mississauga to Toronto Pearson International Airport. GO bus routes run hourly every day of the week and every 30 minutes during rush hour on weekdays. The GO bus terminals and routes you can take to get to Toronto Pearson International Airport vary depending on your location. For more detailed information please visit GO Transit’s website.

The 192 Airport Rocket, operated by the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) also provides direct access to Toronto Pearson International Airport at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. This express service provides transportation between Kipling Station (Bloor-Danforth Subway Line) and Toronto Pearson International Airport. This bus operates every day of the week and runs every 10 minutes. This express service takes about 25 minutes to get to the airport. The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) also operates other bus routes that provide direct access from various stations to Toronto Pearson International Airport but make other stops along the way. These buses take between 55 minutes to over an hour. For more detailed information on bus routes and stations please visit Toronto Pearson International Airport’s website.

Metro

The fastest and most practical means of public transportation in the city is the metro. The metro provides access to central locations in the city. The metro runs every 2-5 minutes and contains 4 separate lines. The first stop on the Bloor-Danforth line, heading west, is the Kipling Station. The 192 Airport Rocket bus route, operated by the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission), departs from Kipling Station. Kipling Station is easily accessible from any metro station in the city.

Trains on Metro Line 1 (the yellow line), the Yonge-University Line run a U-shaped route. The north-south line operates between Yonge Street, Finch Avenue East, Union Station, Allen Road, and Sheppard Avenue West. From the Bloor-Yonge, St. George, and Spadina stations travelers can transfer to the Sheppard-Yonge Station on Metro Line 2.

Trains on Metro Line 2 (the green line), the Bloor-Danforth Line travel between Bloor Street West, Bloor Street East and Danforth Avenue in the east-west direction. Travelers can transfer to Metro Line 1 from the Bloor-Yonge, St George and Spadina stations and to Metro Line 3 from the Kennedy station.

Metro Line 3 (the blue line), the Scarborough Line travels between Eglinton Avenue East and Kennedy Road stations. Travelers can transfer to Metro Line 2 from Kennedy Station.

Metro Line 4 (the purple line) the Sheppard Line travels in the direction of Sheppard Avenue East. Travelers can transfer to Metro Line 1 from the Sheppard-Yonge station.

Tram

The tram is the second most widely used means of public transportation in Toronto, after the metro. The tram provides a practical way to access places that the metro cannot access. The tram also acts as a support system in between metro lines. To access Toronto Pearson International Airport you have to first get to Kipling Metro Station from your location in the city. To get to this station, which is the first stop on Metro Line 2, you can take line 504 or 505 to West Station or Broadview, line 511 to Bathurst Station, line 510 to Spadina Station, or line 506 to Main Street Station and then travel to Kipling Station.

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient and comfortable transportation alternative to get to Toronto Pearson International Airport from the city center. Taxis provide a safe and comfortable ride to the airport however they are an expensive method of transportation. Taxis are equipped with credit card technology so passengers can pay using cash or credit. Taxis are easily accessible in the city; you could also have the hotel you are staying at help arrange a taxi for you.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport and get around the city during your trip. However, parking in the city can be problematic so keep that in mind if you plan on visiting the city center before heading to the airport. There are many rental car companies located in the city that you can choose from.  

Airport Information

Located 22.5 km from the city center, Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s biggest and busiest airport. The airport handled over 41 million passengers in 2015 and operates passenger services out of two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Toronto Pearson International Airport features services and amenities that are aimed at providing passengers with a wonderful travel experience. The airport features basic passenger services such as a lost and found, free Wi-Fi, health services, lounges, restaurants, and stores as well as interesting aspects such as a permanent art collection, changing exhibition spaces, and a prehistoric dinosaur installation.

The airport features various spa services where passengers who have time before or after their flight can relax and get pampered. Passengers can relax and enjoy themselves at :10 Minute Manicure, BeRelax, Jo Malone, or Aveda.   

There are various restaurants, cafes, and bars located at the airport that offer a rich range of cuisines. Places where you can enjoy a bite to eat or something to drink include Caplansky’s Deli, Twist by celebrity chef Roger Mooking, The Hearth by Lynn Crawford, LEE Kitchen by Susur Lee, Boccone Trattoria by Massimo Capra, Camden Food Co., Subway, and A&W.

If you want to go shopping for technological products Boutique iStore and The Source feature products by brands like Apple, Sony, and Blackberry. If you want to go shopping for products such as books, magazines, snacks, or travel accessories then head to Watermark. The airport also contains high-end brands such as Burberry, Gucci, Swarovski, Longchamp, Victoria’s Secret, Omega, Rado and many Duty Free shops.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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