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How to get from Toronto Pearson Airport to Hamilton

Hamilton is a beautiful port city located on the very western tip of Lake Ontario. Famous for the impressive natural wonder “The Mountain”, filled with stunning waterfalls, conservations and thick forest trails, Hamilton is the perfect destination for any outdoor or nature lover. 

There are two different ways to get from Toronto airport to Hamilton; taxi or bus. Taking a Pearson airport taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel as it takes just 40 minutes to reach Hamilton and costs around €100 (CAD 150). Taking the Go Transit number 40 bus is a much cheaper option, at €9.50 (CAD 12.70) a ticket, but it does take 1 hour and 20 minutes to get from Toronto Pearson airport to Hamilton.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €100 40min 24/7
Bus €19 80min 24/7

How to get from Toronto Airport to Hamilton by Taxi

The fastest and most comfortable way to get from Toronto Pearson to Hamilton is by taking a taxi. The local Toronto airport taxis are available 24/7 and take just 40 minutes to reach Hamilton. The average cost of this j0urney is around €100 (CAD 150), based on a taximeter.

Cost of a taxi from Toronto Pearson Airport to Hamilton

The cost of the journey from Toronto airport to Hamilton will be calculated using a taximeter. The exact price of your taxi ride will depend on your final destination in the city and the traffic level. However, the average cost is around €100 (CAD 150).

If you’d prefer to book a taxi with a set rate fare you can count on, you can do so in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€100 (CAD 150)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Toronto Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Toronto Airport?

If you land in Terminal 1, the taxi rank will be located just outside of exit door D. If you land in Terminal 3, you can exit either door D, E or F, and find the taxis right in front of you.

Convenience

The most convenient way to get from Toronto Pearson to Hamilton is by taking a taxi. Not only will you cut your journey time to half that of public transport, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a door-to-door service directly from the airport to your hotel in Hamilton.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi from Toronto airport to Hamilton is the most expensive way to travel, if you split the fare between 4 people it lowers the cost per person dramatically.

Useful Tips

Ensure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.
Toronto airport taxis can take up to 4 passengers as standard.
Some Toronto airport taxi drivers can take card payments, be sure to ask if they have a POS system if you need to pay this way.

How to get from Toronto Airport to Hamilton by Bus

Taking the bus is a great transfer option from Toronto airport to Hamilton for those travelling on a budget. Go Transit number 40 runs this route 24/7 and the cost of a one-way ticket is just €9.50 (CAD 12.70). However, the journey time is quite long at 1 hour and 20 minutes.

How much is the bus from Toronto Pearson Airpot to Hamilton?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Go Transit 40 bus is €9.50 (CAD 12.70). You can purchase your tickets from the Go Transit machines in the airport or online in advance.

Cost

€9.50 (CAD 12.70)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 20 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the Go Transit bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Go Transit number 40 bus is available 24/7.

Where do I find the bus at Toronto Airport?

The Go Transit buses only leave from Terminal 1 on the Ground Level between Columns Q2 and Q4. If you land in Terminal 3, you will need to take the free rail link to Terminal 1 first.

Convenience

Although taking the bus from Toronto Pearson to Hamilton is a great option for those on a budget, it’s not the most convenient. You will need to wait for up to 30 minutes for the bus and then once you’re in the Go Transit centre in Hamilton, you will need to take a taxi to your hotel or walk there. Plus, the bus makes many stops along the way, making it a very slow transfer option.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group and are looking for a quicker transfer option, I recommend taking a taxi and splitting the fare.

Useful Tips

There's some luggage storage below the Go Transit bus for larger items.
Be sure to arrive 10 minutes before the bus departs to ensure you get your seat.
The Go Transit bus only leaves from Terminal 1.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Toronto Pearson airport to Hamilton?

There are two ways to get from Toronto Pearson Airport to Hamilton, taxi or bus. Taking a Toronto Airport taxi is the quickest way to travel as it takes just 40 minutes and costs €100 (CAD 150). On the other hand, taking the Go Transit 40 bus costs just €9.50 (CAD 12.70), but takes 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Hamilton.

What's the cost of a taxi from Toronto airport to Hamilton?

The cost of a local taxi at Pearson is calculated using a taximeter. The average cost of the journey from Toronto Airport to Hamilton is €100 (CAD 150), however, this can change depending on your exact journey time and end destination. To secure a set rate fare and peace of mind, we suggest pre-booking your Toronto Airport transfer with Welcome Pickups. 

What's the distance from Hamilton to Toronto airport?

The distance from Hamilton to Toronto airport is 65 km. Taking a Toronto airport taxi shouldn’t take longer than 40 minutes to complete the journey while taking the Go Transit 40 bus will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes. 

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