Make your flight to Toronto Pearson Airport seamless with these top tips.
The flight from Australia to Toronto is a long one, often lasting more than 20 hours with at least one stop.
Here’s a handy guide to making the experience run as smoothly as possible.
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- Who flies to Toronto? There are no direct flights from Australia to Toronto, but operators such as Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Australia, Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights with changes. Air Canada does offer a flight to Toronto via Vancouver. You'll be on the same plane with the same flight number, but you will have to disembark in Vancouver to go through Canadian customs.
- What are the closest airports to Toronto? Toronto Pearson Airport is the largest airport in Toronto and is where flights originating from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin and Perth will land. The smaller Billy Bishop Airport, which is on an island just west of the downtown core, offers regional flights.
- What airport transfer options are available? Hire cars, private transfers and Ubers are available to take travellers from Toronto Pearson Airport to their onward destination. Note that city taxis are not available for pick-up at the airport and only specially licensed taxis and limos can pick you up at the airport. A typical Uber fare from the terminal to the centre of Toronto costs about CAD$90. If you’re going straight into Toronto city you can catch the Union Pearson Express from the airport to Union Station in downtown Toronto. The journey takes 25 minutes and costs just over CAD$12 for an adult one-way. The Brampton Transit, Go Transit, and Greyhound bus services also operate from the ground level at Terminal 1.