Travel to Toronto

As Canada’s hub of international travel and passenger traffic, Toronto is conveniently served by daily direct flights from U.S. and international cities aboard regional, national and global air carriers.

Getting here: 


Travel restrictions to Canada

There are currently no health-related restrictions to entering Canada. For all travellers entering Canada:


  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required
  • COVID-19 pre-entry and arrival tests are not required
  • Quarantine after you enter Canada is not required
  • Using ArriveCAN is not required
  • Wearing masks on planes and trains is not required

Find out more information on travel into Canada.
Inside Pearson International Airport departures level, man looking at information board
Entering Canada is made easy with this guide for getting to and from Toronto.

Toronto Union Station

VIA 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 Train

Niagara GO Train is a summer weekend excursion train from Union Station to Niagara Falls with stops in Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. The ride takes approximately 2 hours from Union station to the Niagara Falls station.

Air Canada planes on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport
Toronto's Pearson Airport is Canada's largest airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto is served by two airports. Toronto Pearson International Airport, managed by the Greater Toronto Airports 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 and air carriers provide non-stop service to numerous destinations in Canada, the United States and the world.

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, U.S. and international connections. Visit Toronto Escapes for special offers and last minute deals to Toronto.

Air carriers serving Pearson International: Airlines operating out of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

Learn more about how to travel quickly and efficiently through Toronto Pearson.

Other Toronto airports

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 or pedestrian tunnel, 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).

Six complimentary shuttle buses connect passengers between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Toronto’s Union Station, with connections to public and regional transit. Operating every 15 minutes, and equipped with free on-board Wi-Fi, the shuttle bus is a popular option among passengers and employees, and serves more than 500,000 people each year. Find more information on the shuttle.

Visit Porter for current flight schedules and additional information on Porter. Visit Air Canada to search flights and for additional information on Air Canada.

UP Express

Take the UP Express (Union-Pearson Express), a dedicated express rail service connecting Union Station and Toronto Pearson airport, departing every 15 minutes. UP gets you downtown in 25 minutes with free on-board WiFi along the way. The fare is up to $12.35 depending on destination and type of pass. Go to UP Express to find out more.

Take the GO Train to Toronto
Take the GO Train directly to downtown Toronto

Driving to Toronto

Several highways, including Highways 2, 401, 407 and the Queen Elizabeth Way, link surrounding cities to Toronto. The nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.

Within Canada

Driving distances to/from Toronto: Major Canadian cities

From Kilometres 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.

Driving distances to/from Toronto: Major American cities

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
The departures level at Toronto Pearson International Airport
Visitors entering Canada must clear Canada Customs border security upon entry

Travelling to Canada from US

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.

When you enter Canada, a Canada Border Services Agency officer may ask to see your passport and a valid visa, if one is necessary. For information about documentation required and border procedures please visit the Canada Border Services Agency's website.

Meeting and Convention Attendees: You may be asked for proof that you are attending a meeting or convention and it may be useful to have a copy of the meeting agenda and/or registration on hand. This may also be useful when returning to the U.S. should a similar question be asked.

Travelling to US from Canada

Depending on the length of stay, U.S. citizens are entitled to take goods back to the U.S. duty free. For information on U.S. customs regulations, please visit

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