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Transportation

There are many ways to travel into and around Ontario including by air, train, bus, car and ferry. Find out how to navigate from one point to the next and become familiar with the companies and operators that can help you get there.


Air Travel

A large number of international airline carriers service Ontario. Several Canadian airlines offer flights between cities in Ontario, including:

Ontario has several international airports however, the two main gateway airports are in Toronto and Ottawa, serving most major airlines and charter companies.

In addition, domestic airports provide flight services within the province.


Train Travel

  • VIA Rail Canada offers passenger service in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Southwestern Ontario and Northern Ontario, with express service available between larger communities on most routes. Learn more about services for passengers with special needs.
  • Union Pearson Express is an innovative air-rail link connecting the country’s two busiest transportation hubs—Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto.
  • GO Transit is a regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara region. The Niagara Parks Travel Package covers a round-trip GO Train fare plus a connecting two-day WEGO bus ticket.


Bus Travel

There are several bus lines that offer service throughout Ontario. These companies include:

  • Ontario Northland – services routes from Toronto to Central and Northern Ontario
  • Coach Canada – provides travel between many Ontario cities including Beamsville, Cambridge, Hamilton and Toronto and from Windsor to Montreal along Highway 401
  • Parkbus – services routes between Toronto and Ottawa and various provincial and national parks
  • GO Transit – regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara area
  • Megabus – services routes from Ontario cities, including cities in Kingston, London, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Toronto and Cornwall  
  • Flixbus – features connections between Toronto and Ottawa, Toronto to Waterloo with stops to Mississauga, Kitchener and Guelph


Electric Vehicle (EV) Travel

With the rise in popularity of electric vehicles, the speed of charging and the number of charging stations in Ontario has also increased. Many gas stations, carpool parking lots, hotels, shopping centres and other public places are offering charging stations, some of which are free. In fact, there are more than 1,800 public charging stations with over 5,000 charging ports across the province. Learn more about travelling in Ontario in an electric car.


Car Rental

Car rental companies in Ontario include: 


RV Rental

RV rental companies in Ontario include:


Taxis and Airport Shuttles

Taxi and airport shuttle services offer transportation to and from major airports in Ontario, some with door-to-door service. Learn about long-distance at Toronto Pearson Airport.

  • Airways Transit – service in the Greater Toronto Area and Southwestern Ontario
  • Coach Canada – service in the Greater Toronto Area and Southwestern Ontario
  • Niagara Airbus – service in the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara
  • Red Car Service – service in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Ontario Coachway – service in Southeastern Ontario
  • Uber – service in Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara, Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo and Hamilton
  • Lyft – service in Toronto and Ottawa
  • Detroit Metro Shuttle Service – a Sarnia-based company providing service between Toronto, London and Detroit


Public Transportation

Find public transport options available in many major cities in Ontario. Some options include:

Toronto & Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

  • The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)  – an efficient and convenient way to get around the city, seven days a week. A subway system links to buses, streetcars and a light-rail transit throughout the city. Download RocketMan, one of Toronto’s transit apps.
  • Presto Cards uses a contactless automated fare collection system to access the network of GTA public transportation
  • Bike Share Toronto – bicycle rentals available at kiosks across Toronto
  • MiWay is Mississauga’s public transportation system
  • Use Brampton Transit in Brampton
  • Metrolinx transportation services provides integrated public transportation in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton Area.


Ottawa


Transportation services in other major Ontario cities


Ferries

Tour our lakes, visit our islands or cross bodies of water to continue your itinerary across the province. Some ferries can even take your car or bike across with you, check with the individual ferry website for more details.

Last updated: September 26, 2022

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