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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Car rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

There are rental agencies on Level 1 of the car parks next to Terminals 1 and 3. You can rent from these companies:

  • Avis: Terminal, +1 (905) 676 1032/33; Terminal 3 +1 (905) 676 1034/35 
  • Budget: Terminal 1, +1 (905) 676 1500; Terminal 3, +1 (905) 676 0522
  • Dollar
  • Thrifty: Terminal 1, +1 (905) 676 9127; Terminal 3, +1 (905) 671 7830 
  • Enterprise: +1 800 RENT-ACAR  
  • Hertz: Terminals 1 and 3, +1 (416) 674 2020
  • National/Alamo: Terminals 1 and 3, +1 (905) 676-2647

There are also some off-site rental agencies, operating at Viscount Station (part of the LINK train network). You can arrange for courtesy shuttle by contacting them directly: 

  • Discount Car and Truck Rentals/ACE Rent-A-Car: +1 800 259 1638  
  • Jet Car Rental/Economy Rent-A-Car: +1 (905) 671 9444
  • E-Z Trans Canada Car Rental +1 (905) 672 9600
  • Roadstar/Fox: +1 866 245 5501
  • Routes Car and Truck Rental: +1 (905) 677 9994 
  • Payless: +1 (416) 863 8444  
  • TRAC: +1 (416) 245 9500
  • Zoom: +1 (905) 670-7368(RENT)
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Getting around the airport

Two terminals connected by shuttle train

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

Shuttle train between terminals

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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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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CIBO Express: vegan and kosher food options

Terminal 1, after security, level 2

At first look, CIBO Express Gourmet Markets might look like any other airport deli, but rest assured they're better. They offer quite a few options of vegan, vegetarian, organic and kosher food. Try their sandwiches and salads.

Terminal 1, after security, level 2, near gate F62
Hours: 05:00-last flight

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Plenty to choose from

You can relax and work in all terminals, in these spaces:

Plaza Premium Lounges

These are available to all passengers, and CAD 40+tax for 2hrs, CAD 50+tax for 3hrs and CAD 70+tax for 6hrs:

  • Terminal 1, International, Level 3, end of Pier F, near Gate E77. Hours: Wed, Fri, Sun 04:30-22:00; Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat 04:30-01:30.
  • Terminal 1, Domestic, Level 3, near domestic security screening. Hours: 05:00-22:30.
  • Terminal 1, Transborder, by Gate F82. Hours: 05:00-20:30.
  • Terminal 3, Domestic, just past Gate B24. Hours: 05:00-22:30.
  • Terminal 3, International, across from Gate C32. Hours: 05:00-01:30.

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

These cost USD 50 to access, free with membership, and are located here:

  • Domestic: Terminal 1, airside, Domestic Departures. Hours: 05:15-00:00.
  • Transborder: Terminal 1, airside, Transborder Departures, Hours: 05:00-20:45.
  • International: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures. Hours: Mon-Fri 06:15-23:30, Sat-Sun 05:00-23:30.


  • American Admirals Club: Terminal 3, airside, Concourse B. Hours: Mon-Fri 05:00-19:00, Sat 05:30-18:30, Sun, 05:30-19:00. Cost: USD 50, free for members.
  • Air France/KLM Crown Lounge: Terminal 3, airside, Concourse C, next to Gate 33. Hours: 13:00-00:00. 
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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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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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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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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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