Travel Information

Getting to Toronto

By Air

Toronto is served by two airports. Toronto Pearson International Airport, managed by the Greater Toronto Airport Authority is Canada’s principal airport with travel connections to every continent 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 (transborder) destinations and same-plane service to 56 other International cities.

Air Canada, Canada’s flagship carrier and a founding member of the Star Alliance, relies on Pearson International Airport as its major Canadian hub with a wide variety of domestic, US and international connections. Visit for special offers and last-minute deals to Toronto.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (formerly Toronto City Centre Airport) is one of the most convenient urban airports in the world. It is located on Toronto Island, minutes from the downtown core with links to the city by a short ferry ride and shuttle, and is served by both Porter Airlines and Air Canada. Porter provides a unique and personal flying experience with air connections to regional Canadian and U.S. destinations, including Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, New York City (Newark) and Chicago. Air Canada offers air access every business day, between Montreal and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (in addition to its connections between Montreal and Toronto Pearson International airport).

Visit for current flight schedules and additional information on Porter.

Visit to search flights and for additional information on Air Canada.

Flight Times from Major Cities to Toronto:

  • Atlanta, GA: 2hrs, 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

By Rail

VIA Rail and AMTRAK bring visitors into the heart of the city each day. Toronto’s Union Station is centrally located downtown and connects to the subway by underground tunnel.

GO Transit also services Union Station, for more information and schedules, visit

Get a discount on your travel with UP Express!

Just visit before June 14, 2019 and use promo code NARHC2019 to get your 25% discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Station to Union Station (regular price $24.70* CAD).  Tickets are valid for 1 year.

  • select “From Pearson To Union,”
  • select an adult return ticket for your round-trip
  • Add to order then click the ‘Buy Now’ button and then Checkout to pay for ticket

At checkout.

  • apply the promo code NARHC2019 during purchase

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by car.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

*Price subject to change. 

By Road

Several highways, including Highways 2, 401, 407 (electronic toll highway) and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), link surrounding cities to Toronto. Nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.

Within Canada

From Kilometers/Miles
Kingston 266/165
Montreal 545/338
Niagara Falls 288/179
North Bay 346/215
Ottawa 453/281
Quebec City 790/491
Windsor 378/234

From the U.S

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

Borders & Customs

Canada has one of the most advanced customs organizations in the world, and our borders and the processes we have in place to manage them are critical to our ability to provide Canadians and visitors to Canada with the security and opportunity they expect. Visitors entering Canada must clear Canada Customs border security upon entry into Canada.

American visitors travelling by air require a valid passport to 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 documents required to visit Canada from countries other than the U.S., please refer to and

Bringing children into Canada

Children 15 years of age and under are now required to show proof of citizenship (a certified copy of their birth certificate is acceptable). They are not required to show photo ID. If you are travelling with children, you should carry identification for each child. Divorced parents who share custody of their children should carry copies of the legal custody documents. Adults who are not parents or guardians should have written permission from the parents or guardians to supervise the children. When travelling with a group of vehicles, parents or guardians should travel in the same vehicle as the children when arriving at the border. Customs officers are looking for missing children and may ask questions about the children who are travelling with you.

Returning to the United States

Every 30 days, returning U.S. citizens are allowed to bring back $800 (retail value) in merchandise duty-free, provided they have been out of the U.S. for over 48 hours. This amount can include:

  • One carton of cigarettes
  • 100 cigars (not Cuban)
  • Two kilograms of smoking tobacco
  • One litre of liquor, provided the buyer is 21 years of age

If the length of the stay is less than 48 hours, $200 in merchandise may be taken back to the U.S. duty-free (including up to five ounces of alcohol and 50 cigarettes). The following items are not permitted into the U.S.:

  • Cuban or Iranian products
  • fruits and vegetables
  • uncooked grains

Goods bought in Canada but manufactured in the U.S. are duty-free and not included in the basic exemption. Original handmade crafts and works of art are also exempt; however, a receipt of purchase may be required.

For further information on U.S. customs regulations, please visit