Getting Here

Toronto is an easy-access destination for large groups. In fact, 60% of the U.S. population is 90 minutes or less away from Toronto by air!

 

By Air

Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s principal airport, and ranks among the top 30 world airports in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movements. There are over 76 scheduled and charter airlines currently serving Toronto Pearson International Airport. Air carriers provide non-stop service to 26 Canadian and 42 United States (trans-border) destinations and same-plane service to 56 other International cities. Pearson Airport is located 27 kilometres (16 miles) from downtown and is accessible by public transit. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (formerly Toronto City Centre Airport) (YTZ) is located on the Toronto Island and links to the city by shuttle.

Air Canada’s Meetings and Conventions program helps you plan your clients’ travel on Air Canada’s extensive North American and International network. Benefit from the Meetings and Conventions program, when you have at least 10 passengers travelling from the same or different cities, to the same destination. Highlights include:

  • Register your event, even outside North America, at www.aircanada.com/conventions
  • Receive a unique 8 alpha-numeric, Promotional Code (PC) per event
  • Log on to www.aircanada.com/agents, enter your PC code, book and receive your discount
  • Online bookings – anywhere in the world are automatically tracked
  • Passengers can travel up to seven days,  prior to and after, the end of the event

For more information please visit www.aircanada.com/conventions or email conventions@aircanada.ca.

Porter Airlines offers convenience, speed and service as part of a premium travel experience. Passengers enjoy complimentary services, including free in-flight wine, beer and premium snacks, all aboard modern aircraft. The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Toronto, for daily flights from: Boston, Chicago (Midway), Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, New York (Newark), Ottawa, Quebec City, Sault Ste Marie, St John’s NL, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Washington, DC and Windsor.

Special group fares and discounts are available through:

  • www.flyporter.com/conference to receive a unique discount code for your convention delegates when travelling to the same destination. Benefits to the organization include: 1 comp flight per 40 round trip flights booked; Number of attendees tracked prior to conference; no minimum number of booked segments required to receive discount.
  • www.flyporter.com/groups for bookings of 10 or more passengers traveling together from the same destination.
  • www.flyporter.com/charters for personalized service from Porter’s attentive crew, from the time your group arrives at the airport until they reach their final destination.

 

By Rail

VIA Rail and AMTRAK bring visitors into the heart of the city each day. Toronto’s Union Station is located centrally downtown and connects to the underground subway. Reservations: 416-366-8411 (phone) 416-956-7698 (fax) or visit www.viarail.com.

 

By Road

Several highways, including highways 2, 401, 407 and the Queen Elizabeth Way, link surrounding cities to Toronto. Nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie-Buffalo and Windsor-Detroit.

 

ENTRY INTO CANADA

TRAVEL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO CANADA

Canada has one of the most advanced customs processes in the world to provide visitors with security and ease of travel. Visitors must have valid travel documents to enter Canada to provide proof of their citizenship. Document requirements vary depending on from which country you are travelling.

 

U.S. Residents

American visitors travelling by air require a valid passport to re-enter the United States.

Exception: U.S. citizens entering Canada by car or rail who plan to return to the U.S. prior to June 1, 2009 do not need to show a passport, but a government-issued ID with photo, such as a driver’s license, and proof of citizenship is required. As of June 1 2009, all individuals will be required to hold a valid passport to enter/re-enter the United States.

For more information on travel security and border procedures, visit the U.S. Department of State.

 

International Visitors

For specific information on travel document required to visit Canada from countries other than the U.S., please refer to www.cbsa.gc.ca. and www.cic.gc.ca.

UPDATE:
As of July 13, 2009 the Canadian government requires visitors from Mexico to have a visa to travel to Canada. Visa information and application forms in Spanish can be found at: www.canada.org.mx or by calling toll free to 01-800-CANADA-0 (01-800-226-2320).

 

FLYING TIMES

Atlanta, GA 2 hrs, 20 min
Boston, MA 1 hr, 30 min
Buffalo, NY 55 min
Calgary, AB 4 hrs
Chicago, IL 1 hr, 30 min
Cleveland, OH 1 hr, 10 min
Dallas, TX 3 hrs, 25 min
Detroit, MI 40 min
Halifax, NS 2 hrs
Los Angeles, CA 5 hrs, 20 min
Miami, FL 3 hrs
Minneapolis, MN 2 hrs, 10 min
Montreal, QC 1 hr, 10 min
New York, NY 1 hr, 30 min
Ottawa, ON 1 hr
Philadelphia, PA 1 hr, 30 min
Pittsburgh, PA 1 hr
San Francisco, CA 5 hrs, 20 min
Vancouver, BC 5 hrs, 10 min
Washington, DC 1 hr, 30 min
Winnipeg, MB 2 hrs, 30 min
Frankfurt, Germany 7 hrs, 25 min
Hong Kong, China 16 hrs, 30 min
London, England 7 hrs
Osaka, Japan 13 hrs, 10 min
Paris, France 7 hrs, 25 min

Air carriers serving Pearson International
Airlines operating out of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3

Driving Distances Within Canada

From Kilometers Miles
Kingston 266 165
Montreal 545 338
Niagara Falls 125 78
North Bay 346 215
Ottawa 453 281
Quebec City 790 491
Windsor 378 234

Driving Distances From the United States

From Kilometres Miles
Atlantic City, NJ 912 567
Boston, MA 906 566
Buffalo, NY 154 96
Chicago, IL 854 534
Cincinnati, OH 802 501
Cleveland, OH 476 297
Detroit, MI 378 236
New York, NY 851 529
Philadelphia, PA 813 508
Pittsburgh, PA 518 324
Rochester, NY 274 171
Syracuse, NY 390 244
Washington, DC 832 517

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