GETTING TO TORONTO
Yes, There is a Border
If you’re coming from the US by any method, it’s quick and painless with your passport. It only takes a few seconds and you’re on your way to the best event of the year. Don’t have a passport? Apply for yours today! (No seriously – apply today! You don’t want to be stuck watching the mailbox while we’re dancing our butts off).
Passport alternatives include Enhanced Driver’s License and Trusted Traveler Document (NEXUS). For more info: www.getyouhome.gov
Toronto is only a few hours from several major airports in the U.S. You could pack your car with friends and just drive (FUN! SHENANIGANS!). See your drive time at maps.google.com
Lucky you, Toronto is a popular flight destination, and has lots of options:
**US visitors returning to the States: For flights leaving Pearson to the US, passengers complete Customs and Immigration formalities before getting on the plane. Please give yourself extra time before departure to clear US Customs.
**US visitors returning to the States: For flights leaving from Billy Bishop, passengers clear Customs and Immigration formalities after they land in the US.
Even Cheaper Flights
For our Ameri-cousins nearby, Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) may serve as a more frugal alternative. It is about 160km (100mi) away with many shuttle options to downtown Toronto. Megabus starts at $1 and goes up to $20. Wow! Greyhound is another bus option, or buddy up to New York dancers on a car trip.
**Flying OUT of Toronto can be expensive but flying IN is often not. (Airport taxes!?!) So, if you’re looking to save a few bucks, make like the locals: fly into Toronto and out of Buffalo.
Coming From the Airport
*Recommended* Union Pearson Express Train will get you downtown in less than 30 minutes for $12. Just don’t even look at these other options!
Cab fare from Pearson Airport to the downtown core is fixed price and ranges between $45-60 depending on your drop-off point. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area.
TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) runs the 192 Airport Rocket and connects with the Bloor-Danforth Subway line (at Kipling Station) to get you into the City. The fare is $3.25 cash (no change will be given). It will take you about 75-85 minutes to get to the downtown core.
Hop aboard the world’s shortest ferry (121m) – it’s free! A minute or so later, you’ll be off the island where you can catch a complimentary shuttle to Union Station. (You could also take the pedestrian tunnel… but ferry!) The 511 Street car operated by the TTC is also just a few steps away. (http://www.torontoport.com/Airport/Getting-To.aspx)