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Old 10-28-2009, 06:52 AM
 
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What is the transportation situation from Greyhound Bus in Toronto (address is: 610 Bay Street, (north of Dundas Street - downtown) to the Toronto Airport? I'm staying at one of the airport hotels for three days of business training. The trip would be mid January 2010. Is a taxi ride feasible? Do the taxis congregate/park at the station or do I need to call in advance? I know nothing about this area of Toronto (where the station is located), please advise, if you would.

According to Google, the driving distance from the Greyhound bus station to the hotel that I'm staying at - at the Toronto International Airport is 27.5 to 28.3 km and about 22 to 29 minutes depending on the route taken.

Taking a plane would be my last resort as it's over $450-$480 round trip from Cleveland to the Toronto Airport and a bus is $82 round-trip. I just think this the airline fee is outrageous for a distance that I could drive in about 6 hours from NE OH.

Normally, this would be a driveable distance, but I'm a little bit leary of what the weather/driving situation could be at that time of year, this is why I'm thinking of taking a bus.

Thank you very much in advance.

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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Of course a taxi is doable and you don't have to call in advance. There are plenty of cabs in downtown area. The fee should be about $50 plus tips. 30 minutes should be enough in normal hours but give it 40 just in case.

You can also walk 5 minutes to one of the downtown hotels to take the Airport express shuttle (Airport Express) for about $20.

The cheapest way would be to take the Yonge Street subway, change at Bloor Street west bound, get off at the terminal station and take the 192 Express Rocket, which costs $2.75 and somewhere between an hour and 75 minutes.

I agree with you that airfare to and from Canada is outrageous. For $450-480 you can probaby fly to the UK with a good deal, but welcome to pricy Canada.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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Of course a taxi is doable and you don't have to call in advance. There are plenty of cabs in downtown area. The fee should be about $50 plus tips. 30 minutes should be enough in normal hours but give it 40 just in case.

You can also walk 5 minutes to one of the downtown hotels to take the Airport express shuttle (Airport Express) for about $20.

The cheapest way would be to take the Yonge Street subway, change at Bloor Street west bound, get off at the terminal station and take the 192 Express Rocket, which costs $2.75 and somewhere between an hour and 75 minutes.

I agree with you that airfare to and from Canada is outrageous. For $450-480 you can probaby fly to the UK with a good deal, but welcome to pricy Canada.
Thank you very much for the extremely helpful information; it is deeply appreciated. Yes, I agree wholeheartedly with the outrageous cost to fly from Cleveland to Toronto (and thinking how it wouldn't much much more to fly to Europe on a discounted flight). Thanks again!
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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Of course a taxi is doable and you don't have to call in advance. There are plenty of cabs in downtown area. The fee should be about $50 plus tips. 30 minutes should be enough in normal hours but give it 40 just in case.

You can also walk 5 minutes to one of the downtown hotels to take the Airport express shuttle (Airport Express) for about $20.

The cheapest way would be to take the Yonge Street subway, change at Bloor Street west bound, get off at the terminal station and take the 192 Express Rocket, which costs $2.75 and somewhere between an hour and 75 minutes.

I agree with you that airfare to and from Canada is outrageous. For $450-480 you can probaby fly to the UK with a good deal, but welcome to pricy Canada.
I would not fly to Pearson. Fly to Buffalo and catch a bus to T.O.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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You can also take a GO Bus from Union station to Pearson airport for like 5 bucks.

Remember to visit some tourist attractions while you are down in the hood.
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