Saving Money with Toronto’s Airport Express

Minutes after finding my baggage, I was already deep in convorsation with two Taxi drivers. My question, “Roughly how much is it going to cost me to get downtown from the airport”. They argued between eachother for a minute, eventually settling on “around $45.00″. I thanked them for the information and wished them a good day (how very Canadian of me). I prompty B lined it to the Airporter Express, located just a minutes walk from the exit.
toronto airporter

This big magnificant yellow bus was waiting for me, hailing me. “Come Corbin, it’s cozy in here. And it’s under half of what you would pay taking a cab. Did I mention there’s leather inside me. And power outlets, along with free wifi.” SOLD! I courtly told the lady in the booth as I handed her a crisp Twenty and a ragged Toonie that looked like it’d been through hell and back. Not a bad deal.

The bus driver graciously took my bag and was happy enough to ask how my mornings been thus far. I informed him swell, despite hating the fact that I’d been up since 3:00am, caught a shuttle in Halifax at 3:50, and waited until 6:15 to board my flight to Toronto. He didn’t need to hear that. Heck, I didn’t want to hear that.

So as I’m writing this, I’m currently chilling out in these wicked spacious seats, jacked in to the internets (yea, it’s plural now), and listening to some sweet 80′s slash 90′s radio station. “I saw the sign, and it opened up my eyes”. It did indeed Ace of Base.

Toronto, your Airport express rocks. Good choice on sticking Free Wifi up in this sweet-sweet ride.

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  • http://www.vtravels.in/ Cheap Air Tickets India

    Great post Corbin, you have written a great guide to save some of the hard earned money.

  • Rachel

    Hey Corbin, there are three things worth knowing about transportation from Pearson that you didn’t mention:

    1. Airport Express only goes to certain hotels downtown. This means you either have to schlepp your luggage with you on foot or take the TTC if you’re not staying at the Sheraton or whatever.

    2. The $22 ticket was one-way.

    3. Taking the TTC any which way costs $3. From Pearson, go down to the bottom level (exit S?) and catch the 192 Rocket bus to Kipling Station, which takes about 20 minutes, not including waiting time. One the bus rocks up at the subway station, you can get off at any stop of your choice. It’s about 20 minutes to get to Spadina station, which is the closest of the big! stations downtown. Spadina station also has a streetcar station inside of it, so it’s pretty easy to get anywhere downtown. (Check the TTC hours to make sure this is possible!)

    Glad to see that you swung by my beloved city – I hope you had a great time!

  • http://www.marmalade.ca Kelly

    I second the TTC method, it’s super cheap and convenient!

  • Appliedlasersllc

    . It’s about 20 minutes to get to Spadina station, which is the closest of the big! stations downtown. Spadina station also has a streetcar station inside of it, so it’s pretty easy to get anywhere downtown. (Check the TTC hours to make sure this is possible!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emoetria-Max/100001903669615 Emoetria Max

    it is the shortest way to save the money i like to read the information .

    Toronto
    Airport Taxi

  • http://twitter.com/elizabutt Potato Nation

    I try to take the TTC when I’m

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