TTC to the Toronto Airport

Take Public Transportation to and from Pearson International Airport

Toronto TTC bus
Flickr/CC/booledozer

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is Canada's largest airport, serving many travelers heading into and out of Toronto and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area. The name of the airport is a little misleading, however, as Toronto Pearson is actually located just to the west of Toronto in the neighboring city of Mississauga. Still, the TTC - Toronto's public transit system - offers all-day service to Pearson International airport.

Although it will take longer than booking a limo or calling a cab, if you're trying to bring a trip in on budget, getting to and from Pearson for the price of a regular TTC fare is hard to beat.

Daytime TTC Service to Toronto Pearson International Airport

The 192 Airport Rocket is an accessible, express bus which runs from Kipling Station to Pearson Airport, stopping only at the corner of Dundas Street West and East Mall Crescent before continuing to the airport, where it makes three stops - Airport Roadway at Jetliner Road, Terminal 1 (Ground Level), and Terminal 3 (Arrivals Level). Service starts at approximately 5:30 am and continues until around 2 am seven days a week. Kipling Station is the most western end-point of the TTC's east-west running Bloor-Danforth subway line.

The TTC estimates that the 192's route takes 20-25 minutes. Travel to Kipling Station from St. George Station takes approximately half an hour - but please allow ample time for service delays.

  • Tip: The eastern end of the Bloor-Danforth subway line also has a station that has a name beginning with a "K" - make sure you are heading west to Kipling.

The 52A Lawrence West is also an all-day route serving the Toronto Pearson Airport offering service between Lawrence Station on Line 1 Yonge-University, Lawrence West Station on Line 1 and Pearson Airport. Buses serve Jetliner Road at Airport Road (Ground Level), then Terminal 1 (Ground Level), and then Terminal 3 (Arrivals Level), and service operates from approximately 5:30 am to 1 am, seven days a week. The TTC estimates a one-way travel time of 70-90 minutes, depending on traffic.

Overnight TTC Service to Toronto Pearson International Airport

Is your flight in the wee hours of the morning? There are two overnight bus routes which also connect to the airport.

The 300A Bloor-Danforth is available from 2 am to 5 am seven days a week. It runs all the way from Warden Avenue and Danforth Avenue in Toronto's east end, across the city along Danforth and Bloor Street West, and finally heads up the 427 to the airport where it makes the same three stops as the daytime routes. This is in no way an express route as the 300A makes all local stops along the way, but with little traffic at that time of night, the TTC estimates the travel time from Yonge and Bloor at 45 minutes.

  • Tip: Be sure to look for the "A" as the 300 only makes it as far as the West Mall and Burhamthorpe.

Finally, the 307 Eglinton West runs along Eglinton Avenue West beginning at Yonge Street, all the way past the 427 before heading north to the airport. It operates between 1:30 am and 5 am seven days a week, and the TTC estimates that the whole trip takes 45 minutes.

Check Schedules Online

If you've decided TTC is the way to go, visit the​ official TTC website for up-to-date schedules of each route and to check for any current service disruptions.

Not sure the TTC is your best bet? Learn about the two GO Transit bus routes which also offer service to Terminal One at Pearson. Or take theUP Express, which offers service to Pearson from Union Station, Bloor Station and Weston Station, with an estimated travel time from Union of just 25 minutes.