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How to get from Toronto Pearson Airport to Union Station

Union Station is a major transportation hub and railway station located on Front Street West, downtown Toronto. Not only does Union Station receive over 300,000 daily commuters, but this station also offers many cultural events, shopping and dining opportunities. If you’re looking for inter-city or regional travel, Union Station is the perfect transport hub for you. 

When it comes to travelling from Toronto airport to Union Station, you have two options; taxi or train. Taking a Toronto airport taxi is the most comfortable way to travel, especially if you have luggage. The total journey time is just 25 minutes and the cost is €40 (CAD 60). Taking the Union Pearson Express train also takes just 25 minutes to reach Union Station, but costs just €9 (CAD 12.35) per passenger.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €40 25min 24/7
Train €18 25min 05:27–23:27

How to get from Toronto Pearson to Union Station by Taxi

If you’re travelling with small children or a lot of luggage, taking a taxi from Toronto airport to Union Station is the most reliable and comfortable way to travel. The total journey time in a Toronto airport taxi is 25 minutes and the cost will be a set rate of €40 (CAD 60).

How much is a taxi from Toronto Pearson to Union Station?

The cost of the official taxis at Toronto Pearson are calculated based on zones. The cost of a taxi from Toronto airport to Union Station will be a set-rate fare of €40 (CAD 60).

Cost

€40 (CAD 60)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Pearson Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Toronto Airport?

If you land at Terminal 1, you will find the taxis waiting on the Arrivals Level, just outside door D. At Terminal 3, you will find them outside of doors D, E and F.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Toronto Pearson airport to Union Station is a very convenient and comfortable transfer option, especially if you’re travelling in a small group or with heavy luggage. You won’t have to navigate the public transport networks or drag any heavy items through the airport train station.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling light and looking for a cheap transfer option, taking the Union Pearson Express train could be a great budget option.

Useful Tips

The officially licensed taxis at Toronto airport give set rate fares based on zones within the city and don't accept a taximeter fare.
You can bring along luggage that fits in the taxi’s trunk for free.
Tipping around 10-15% of your fare is customary.

How to get from Toronto Pearson to Union Station by Train

The Union Pearson Express (UP Express) train runs from Toronto airport to Union Station daily. The total travel time is an impressive 25 minutes and a one-way ticket will cost just €9 (CAD 12.35), making it a very budget-friendly transfer option.

How much is the train from Toronto Airport to Union Station?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the UP Express from Toronto Pearson to Union Station is €9 (CAD 12.35). You can purchase your tickets online, from a UP kiosk or the provider’s mobile application. Children under the age of 12 travel for free.

Cost

€9 (CAD 12.35)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the UP Express train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The UP Express train runs from 05:27 to 23:27 during the week and 06:27 to 23:27 on the weekends.

Where do I find the train at Toronto Airport?

The UP Express train station is located in Terminal 1 at Toronto airport. If you land in Terminal 3, simply take the Terminal Link Train service to Terminal 1 and you will see the UP Express directly adjacent to you as you exit the train.

Convenience

If you’re travelling on a budget, taking the Union Pearson Express train from Toronto airport to Union Station is a fantastic transfer option. Tickets are cheap and the transfer time is just 25 minutes. However, if you’re travelling with small children or lots of luggage, it can make this journey a little more stressful.

Editor’s Note

If taking the UP Express train, be sure to travel light as there's very little luggage storage on the trains for large items.

Useful Tips

Children under the age of 12 travel for free on the train.
The UP Express train only leaves from Terminal 1.
Try to arrive 10 minutes before the train departs to secure your seats.

Frequently asked questions

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

The local taxi drivers at Toronto airport charge set rate fares based on zones. The journey from Toronto Pearson Airport to Union Station will cost €40 (CAD 60). However, if you’re looking for a more competitive fare, we recommend pre-booking your Toronto airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

Is there a train from Toronto Airport to Union Station?

Yes, the Union Pearson Express train runs directly from Toronto Pearson to Union Station from 05:27 to 23:27. The cost of a ticket is just €9 (CAD 12.35) and the total journey time is 25 minutes. 

How far is Union Station from Pearson airport?

The distance from Toronto Union Station to Pearson airport is 28 km, so taking a Toronto airport taxi will take around 25 minutes, and the Union Pearson Express train will also take just 25 minutes to reach the train station. 

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