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Public transit from Pearson

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Public transit from Pearson

WE will be going to Finch Avenue East from the airport and would like to use public transit. Is there public transit from Pearson, if so any idea what routes and how long a trip?

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1. Re: Public transit from Pearson

Finch Avenue East runs about half the width of the city of Toronto, so it would help to know the name of the hotel or the nearest major cross street.

Even though it's not downtown, the article tripadvisor.com/Travel-g155019-c116016/Toron… has a brief mention of a service that may help you. There's a GO Transit bus that runs hourly from Pearson to York Mills subway station; you could then take the subway up to Finch and a local bus from there.

Or, if you're heading to the Scarborough end of Finch, it might make more sense to take the usual public transit route (192 Airport Rocket) to Kipling subway station, take the subway all the way east to Kennedy, the Scarborough RT up to Scarborough Centre, and a bus up to Finch from there.

But these are potentially very long trips, and no fun with lots of luggage, so there's that to factor in too.

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If you are travelling with lots of luggage an airport limo would take you to Yonge & Finch for $50 dollars. The fare would be higher the further east you go. An airport taxi would be slightly cheaper.

You can check of the fare zone maps on the GTAA website.

gtaa.com/en/…

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I took public transport from the airport twice. Once was OK, the second was extremely busy. There's nowhere to put luggage on the 192 bus, I find it kind of a joke as it's supposed to be an airport bus.

If there's more then one person and luggage, airport limo is worth the money. You'd save yourself a lot of aggravation. And limo is a better choice than a cab, as they have set rates, and cabs don't.

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"And limo is a better choice than a cab, as they have set rates, and cabs don't."

Both taxis & limos are flat rated. The rates are set by the GTAA, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority.

For taxi rates;

gtaa.com/en/…

For limo rates;

gtaa.com/local/…LimoTariffs-East.pdf

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5. Re: Public transit from Pearson

Sorry

The correct link for taxi rates is;

gtaa.com/local/…TaxiTariffs-East.pdf

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"Both taxis & limos are flat rated. "

That's good to know, I've been avoiding taxis to/from the airport for this reason. It wasn't always a flat rate.

Still, limo is spacious, clean and comfortable, the driver wears a uniform and doesn't chat on the phone all the way... ;-)

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From the airport, both are flat-rate. Going to the airport, you can pre-arrange with a limo company and get a flat rate, but if you hail a cab on the street it'll be metered.

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