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Getting To & Around Toronto

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Where is Toronto?

9 hrs north of New York City, 6-7.5 hrs from Montreal, 5 hrs from Ottawa, 1 hr from Niagara Falls, 5 hrs from Detroit, 45hrs from Calgary

Coach, Rail & Tours

Greyhound   610 Bay St (416-594-1010), New York ($85, 10hrs), Montreal ($63Cn, 7.5hrs), Chicago ($64, 12hrs) Megabus 610 Bay St, from New York ($23+, 11hrs)
Via Rail Union Station, 65 Front St. (888-842-7245)
Amtrak   Union Station at 65 Front St (800-872-7245); To and from New York it takes 12hrs. From Chicago it takes 13 hrs.
Moose Travel Network   jump on, jump off passes of Ontario & Quebec from Toronto (416-504-7514)

Car

From the southeast, take the Gardner Expressway from the Niagara Falls/Buffalo area. From the west, take 401 from Detroit or 69 and 400 from Canadian points west. From the east, take 401 straight from Montreal.

From the Airport

Lester B. Pearson International Airport is located about 20km (12.5 miles, 30-45 minutes) from downtown Toronto. You can catch public transport to the downtown area for about. Take bus from the airport terminals to the Lawrence West stop and transfer to the Yonge-University-Spadina line south. Once downtown, you can transfer to numerous other buses. Alternatively, you can take the Airport Express Bus to downtown area hotels for t. A taxi costs about including tip, to downtown.
Public Transport   Bus 58A for $2.75Cn to the Lawrence West stop, transfer to the Yonge-University-Spadina line south to downtown
Shuttle   Airport Express Bus to downtown area hotels, $16.75Cn o/w, $29.25Cn r/t
Taxi   About $46Cn, $1-3Cn tip is optional

Getting Around

Toronto Transit   (416-393-4636) subway/rapid transit lines, buses and streetcars, 1 trip $2.75Cn, 5 trips $11.25Cn, day pass $9Cn for unlimited travel
(1 pass covers 2 adults weekends and holidays)
Toronto Island Ferry   $6.50Cn r/t (416-392-8193) services Centre, Hanlan’s Point & Ward Islands from Toronto Ferry Docks at Bay Street and Queens Quay
GO Transit   Operate six commuter train routes around the greater Toronto region from Union Station.


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