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How to get from Toronto Pearson Airport to Kitchener and Waterloo

Kitchener is located in southeastern Ontario, Canada. At its heart, you will find the interactive museum THEMUSEUM and the impressive Victoria Park. Kitchener and Waterloo are considered “twin cities” and are often referred to in tandem, although they have separate municipal governments. 

There are two ways to get from Toronto airport to Kitchener; taxi or bus. Taking a Pearson airport taxi is the quickest way to travel, with a journey time of 50 minutes, but it’s the most expensive transfer option, with a Toronto airport to Kitchener taxi fare of €120 (CAD 160). Taking the Onex Bus is a cheaper transfer option, as a one-way ticket is just €20 (CAD 26), and it takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach Kitchener. 

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €120 50min 24/7
Bus €40 70min 14:30–18:30

How to get from Toronto Pearson Airport to Kitchener by Taxi

Taking a taxi from Toronto Pearson airport to Kitchener is the fastest and easiest way to travel. The total journey time is just 50 minutes and the Toronto airport to Kitchener taxi fare is around €120 (CAD 160), based on a taximeter.

What is the Toronto Airport to Kitchener taxi fare?

The cost of a taxi from Toronto Pearson airport to Kitchener (and Waterloo) is around €120 (CAD 160). However, this isn’t a set rate fare, your exact destination in Kitchener and the time taken to get there can affect this price.

If you’d prefer a set fare you can rely on, we suggest booking your Toronto airport transfer in advance with a trusted company such as Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€120 (CAD 160)

Trip Duration

50 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Toronto Pearson Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Toronto Airport?

The local taxis can be found just outside of the arrivals hall door D in Terminal 1 and doors D, E and F in Terminal 3.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the most convenient transfer as it takes just 50 minutes to take you from the door of Toronto airport to the door of your hotel in Kitchener. You won’t need to worry about carrying or storing your luggage, as it will be tucked away safely in your private car for the whole journey.

Editor’s Note

Taking a taxi is comfortable and convenient, but fairly expensive. If you're travelling solo or with little luggage, you may wish to take the bus for your transfer to save money.

Useful Tips

If you discuss it with your driver, you may be able to agree on a set fare before leaving the airport.
Luggage stored in the trunk can be transported for free.
Some Toronto airport taxis accept card payments, be sure to ask for this service before getting in the taxi if you need it.

How to get from Toronto Airport to Kitchener by Bus

There’s an Onex Bus that leaves from Toronto Pearson airport to Kitchener daily. The bus is direct and takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach Kitchener. Taking the Onex Bus is also a great option for those travelling on a budget as tickets are around €20 (CAD 26) one-way.

How much is the bus from Toronto Pearson Airport to Kitchener?

The cost of your ticket for the Onex Bus from Toronto airport to Kitchener will depend on the time of day you’re travelling and how far in advance you book your ticket. However, the average cost for this journey is around €20 (CAD 26).

Cost

€20 (CAD 26)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 10 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 4 hours for the Onex Bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The OneX Bus runs 5 times a day from 2:30 to 18:30 during the week and 2:30 to 20:35 on the weekend.

Where do I find the bus at Toronto Airport?

The Onex Bus only leaves from Terminal 1 at Pearson airport, on the Ground Level. If you land in Terminal 3, you will need to take the free Terminal Link Train to Terminal 1 first.

Convenience

Although taking the Onex Bus is cheap and direct, it’s not the most convenient transfer option. You may have to wait for up to 4 hours for the bus, as it only leaves 5 times a day. Plus, once you’re in Kitchener, you will need to find an alternate transport method to reach your hotel.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group and wish to make your way directly to your hotel in Kitchener, I recommend looking into taking a taxi and splitting the fare.

Useful Tips

There's some luggage space below the bus for larger items.
If you book your Onex Bus ticket in advance you can save.
The Onex Bus only leaves 5 times a day from Toronto Airport.

Frequently asked questions

What's the average Toronto airport to Kitchener taxi fare?

The average cost for a taxi from Toronto airport to Kitchener is €120 (CAD 160). However, this may change depending on the journey time and exact final destination in Kitchener. If you’re looking for the peace of mind that comes with a set rate fare, we recommend booking your Toronto airport taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. 

What's the average Toronto airport to Kitchener taxi fare? How far is Kitchener from Toronto airport?

The distance from Toronto Pearson airport to Kitchener is 89 km. Taking a Toronto airport taxi shouldn’t take longer than 50 minutes and the journey time on the Onex Bus is around 1 hour and 10 minutes. 

Is a Toronto airport to Kitchener shuttle available?

There are local taxi shuttles from Toronto airport to Kitchener that run from both Terminal 1 and 3. The total journey time is around 50 minutes and the cost is approximately €120 (CAD 160), based on a taximeter.

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