Toronto Pearson International Airport - YYZ

Toronto, Canada (CA)

Getting into Toronto

Take the UP Express

The quickest way to get into Toronto is by UP Express train. 


The Union Pearson Express (UP Express) opened in 2015 to take you downtown to Union Station in just 25 minutes, with trains leaving every 15 minutes, from 05:30-01:00. It stops at Bloor and Weston en route. It's not the cheapest option, but it's quick and comfortable.

Cost: CAD 12.00 one-way (discounts available for seniors, students, families and return trips, and with a Presto card)
Buying tickets: Online, on the train or at ticket vending machines or customer service desks in the stations
Terminal 1


It's a pricy journey into Toronto by taxi, and the journey can take from 30-60 minutes.

Cost: Around CAD 55 (plus 10-20% tip)
 Terminal 1, Doors C&D; Terminal 3, Domestic Arrivals, Door B; Terminal 3, International Arrivals, Door F


If you want to save some money, you can take the 192 Airport Rocket, run by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which also runs the subway. It takes you to Kipling subway station downtown in 20-25 minutes, and runs roughly every 10 minutes Mon-Sat, 05:30-02:00 and Sun, 08:15-02:15. 

Cost: USD 3 one-way
Buying tickets: Terminal 1, vending machines just inside the terminal from the bus stop; Terminal 3, Currency Exchange counter
Locations: Terminal 1, ground level, Column R4 and Terminal 3, Arrivals level, Column C12

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Getting around the airport

Two terminals

Toronto Pearson International Airport lies around 25km north-west of downtown Toronto. It has two separate terminal buildings:

  • Terminal 1: A huge building handling domestic and international flights at Gates D, E, and F. It's one of the largest buildings in the world (by floor space), and so the ThyssenKrupp Express Walkway (the world's fastest) is essential for getting around quickly. 
    Airlines: Air Canada and all other Star Alliance airlines as well as Emirates operate from/to this terminal
  • Terminal 3: Older, smaller terminal with Gates A, B, and C. Attached to the Sheraton Gateway Hotel.
    Airlines: all SkyTeam and Oneworld airlines as well as WestJet, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, Etihad Airways, and most other airlines
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Travelers Box

Convert any leftover change into gift cards

Convert any amount of leftover change into gift cards from brands like Starbucks, Skype, itunes, Google Play, PayPal and others. You can also donate it to Toronto Pearson’s Propeller Project supporting Pearson's neighbouring communities.
Travelers Box machines are available 24 hrs/day.

Terminal 1, after security, International flights, level 2, near Gate E70
Terminal 1, after security, International flights, level 2, near Gate E77

Terminal 3, after security, International flights, Departures Level, near Gate B4
Terminal 3, after security, International flights, Departures Level, near Gate C30
Terminal 3, after security, International flights, Departures Level, near Gate C40      

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Complimentary iPad use

Terminal 1, after security

All passengers are invited to Torontos enhanced seating options with complimentary iPad use while waiting. No restaurant purchases are necessary.

Terminal 1, after security, International flights, level 2, gates area, near gate E73.  

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Coat Check


You can check in your winter coat when heading to warmer destinations for just CAD 2/day.

Samsonite, Terminal 1, after security
Travel Store,  Terminal 3, after security

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Camden Food Co.: delicious and mostly organic

Terminal 1, after security, Canadian departures

For a tasty and quick bite to eat as well as a good conscience go to Camden Food Co. Try their organic salads or other deli products with many ingredients being sourced from within 100 miles of the airport. In case you need to avoid gluten, this also is your place.

Terminal 1, after security (Canada), level 2, gates area, near Gate D31
Hours: 5:30 - 22:00 daily

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Goodlife Fitness

Work out in Terminal 1

Goodlife Fitness operates a 10,000 sq.ft workout area that contains state-of-the-art training equipment, stretching area, and free weights. The facility offers changerooms with showers, soap, conditioner, lotion, hair dryers.
Rate: Day passes are CAD 15 per person per day. They have a Reebok clothing and shoe bundle to rent for CAD 10. 

Location: Terminal 1, before security, International flights, level 1, Arrivals, Area F
Hours: 4:00 - 23:30

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Quiet Lounge

An oasis of peace, Terminal 1

There is a wonderful oasis of armrest-free seating that is open to everyone in Terminal 1. If you are waiting around the airport, either for a flight or a friend, and would like some quiet time, go to Lounge Q. This place is practically empty all the time, even when the hall outside is full of people. There is also a play area for children and a TV with little kiddie chairs.

Location: Departures Level, before security, Aisle Q

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Terminal 3, after security, Canadian departures

Rustic Italian flavors with fresh-made pastas, pizzas, salads and tasty antipasti at this lively trattoria. Comfortable seating with iPads at every seat for use. Organic, vegan, Kosher, Halal, all-natural, no-sugar, gluten-free, heart healthy and other dietary options available.

Terminal 3, after security, Canadian departures area, near Gate B29
Hours: 4:00-last flight

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Baggage storage


Tired of carrying your luggage around the airport? Toronto provides a great storage solution. Rates are per day, according to size: CAD 4 (small), CAD 6 (medium), CAD 8 (large), CAD 10 (extra large).


  • Terminal 1, Level 3, hidden at the far end of the terminal behind the A section ticket counters.
  • Terminal 3, Level 2, at the centre of the airport in the Canada ticket counter. It is hidden behind the ticket counters before entering security.

Opening hours: 05:00-01:00

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Power outlets

Charging your devices

Power outlets at Toronto airport are not always easy to spot. Some can be found:

  • by some seats by the gates 
  • in the floor and in concrete columns of the building
  • Terminal 3, airside, at the bases of the concrete supports by the check in gates 511/512
  • Terminal 1, landside, level 1, next to 7/11 at Door B

  • Terminal 1, landside, level 1, in between Starbucks and Door D

  • Terminal 1, airside, level 1, opposite baggage carousel 10

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Children Play Area


Your little rugrats will be entertained here with a few small play areas available airside.

Terminal 1 (Level 2) - You'll find them at gates 105, 124 139, 145
Terminal 3 (Level 2 ) - This play area seems to be an after thought. It is located at the far end of the terminal at C35. Any further away and it would be on the tarmac, but the good news is that its never that busy

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up to 75% off the price of an overnight stay

Whether it’s a long layover, a flight delay, or just the will to enjoy the infrastructure of a beautiful hotel, invites you to book a day stay at one of our hotels located in the immediate proximity of the airport.

How does it work:

1/ Review the hotels available around the airport & the services they offer (spa, swimming pool, fitness, restaurant, and so on)
2/ Check their time slot availabilities (arrival & departure time within one day)
3/ Book your hotel and receive your confirmation
4/ Pay only at the check in
5/ Cancel at no cost until last minute


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Mobile charging stations

Arrivals level

Terminal 1, landside, level 1
Next to 7/11 at Door B; In between Starbucks and Door D

Terminal 1, airside, level 1, opposite baggage carousel 10

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Travelling between T1 and T3

Free shuttle train every 4-8 min

The free 24-hour LINK Train is the easiest way to transfer between Terminals 1 and 3. Travel time is three minutes one way, and trains leave every four minutes at peak times (07:55-23:20), and eight minutes at off-peak times (23:30-3:30).

Location: Stops at Terminal 1 Parking Garage, Level 5; Terminal 3, Sheraton hotel pedestrian bridge; Viscount Station

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Further information about Toronto Pearson International Airport

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