Airport – Covering 1810 hectares of
land and servicing over 300 destinations worldwide,
Lester B. Pearson International Airport is Canada’s
busiest airport, with thousands of business, personal
and cargo passengers passing through every day. It
is passenger friendly, functional, and visually stunning.
Pearson Airport is located in northeaster Mississauga,
just outside of the City of Toronto, although only
25 kms from the central business district of Toronto.
Surrounded by nine major highways, Pearson
Airport is easy to get to from downtown Toronto.
There are also airport limousine services, and various
modes of public transportation. There is no shortage
of amenities either, as Pearson's 3 main terminals
are fully stocked with car rental companies, restaurants,
shopping and other services. There is a 500 room hotel
adjacent to Terminal 3, for easier access to those
late night or early morning flights.
Driving to Pearson Airport is worry
free and direct. There are many highway routes you
can take, including the 409 and 427, which provide
direct access. Directions are also well posted from
the Highways 400, 401, 403, 407, 410 and the QEW (Queen
Elizabeth Way). Once inside the airport grounds, be
sure to follow directions to your terminal. Pearson
is a large and busy airport and can be confusing if
you are not careful. Routes to Terminal 1 are identified
by yellow coloured signs, routes to Terminal 2 are
identified by red coloured signs and routes to Terminal
3 are identified by silver coloured signs.
Shuttle Buses are available from
many different locations within the city. Many of
the major hotels have reasonably priced shuttle buses
to and from the airport throughout the day. You can
check the Toronto Transit Commission schedules at
Alternately, check out the Pacific Western Airport
Express at www.torontoairportexpress.com.
They provide wheelchair accessible buses on a 24 hour
schedule to several locations across downtown Toronto.
The GO Transit system is also a handy resource for
getting to the airport and surrounding cities. You
can reach them at www.gotransit.com.
If you want to take a Taxi into
the city, it will cost around $40.