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Car Hire at Toronto Pearson International Airport

This information is correct as of June 2015

Whether you want to experience the power of Niagara Falls, feast on Buffalo Wings or spend time in one of the most multicultural cities in Canada, you can find the best car hire at Toronto Pearson International Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Toronto Pearson International Airport

There are six car hire companies with desks at Toronto Pearson International Airport: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Alamo. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Toronto Pearson International Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

Luckily there is a Petro-Canada petrol station just 8 minutes by car from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Head south from the airport on the ON-409, take the left hand lane and turn right onto Jetliner Road. Turn right onto Airport Road and the petrol station will be on the right hand side.

Driving around Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The main highways going into Toronto are the QEW, the 404 and 400 which head north, the 401 which heads west and east of the city and the 427 which heads south west of Toronto. The city itself is laid out in a grid pattern and is well signposted making it easy to navigate.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Buffalo

Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright must visit Buffalo to see one of his earliest designs, the Darwin D. Martin House Complex. Aside from great architecture, Buffalo is a city with a vibrant nightlife, exciting museums, contemporary art galleries, huge green parks and nature reserves, zoos, botanic gardens and even a wild swimming hole. Plus it gets a ton of snowfall in winter for those who boarding or skiing. This is a laid-back city that prizes fun, festivals, quirky shops and hearty food – don’t miss the famous Buffalo wings!

Buffalo is an hour and a half from Toronto Pearson International Airport by car. Head south on the ON-409, keeping to the left. Merge onto the ON-427 and get on to the ON-401. Continue on to the ON-403 for Hamilton and take exit 109A for Ontario and the 407 Express Toll Route. Continue on to the Peace Bridge whereby you enter the United States and New York. Take the I-190 S and exit 8 for Niagara Street. Follow the signs to the falls.

Niagara Region

Home of the awe-inspiring, thundering Niagara falls, this region is also home to many wineries, beautiful conservation areas and the must see town; Niagara on the Lake. Take the Maid of the Mist to the heart of the falls for a breath-taking and unforgettable experience into the heart of a natural giant.

Niagara is just over an hour away from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Head south on the ON-409, staying in the left lane. Merge onto the ON-427, and take the ON-401 exit towards Hamilton. Merge with the ON-403, and take exit 109A for Ontario on the 407 express toll road. Follow signs for Queen Elizabeth Way and Niagara.

Toronto

This huge city is a multicultural as they come. Over 140 languages are spoken in Toronto and there is cuisine to match! In this one city you can eat from around the world. Toronto is colourful and quirky, relaxed and welcoming with hundreds of festivals throughout the year and regular fabulously fresh outdoor markets. This cultured city’s tree-lined streets brim with independent shops, edgy art galleries and fascinating museums. Whether outdoors or indoors, night or day, there is much to enjoy in this vibrant, artistic and truly one-of-a-kind city.

It takes just half an hour to reach the centre of Toronto by car from the airport. Head south on the ON-409, staying in the left hand lane. Merge with the ON-427 and take the exit towards Toronto. Merge onto the Gardiner Expressway, stay in the right hand lane and follow signs to downtown. Toronto has many public parking lots which charge from $1.50 to $3.50 per hour depending on their proximity to the city centre. Charging hours are from 9am to 6pm while from 6pm to 9pm fees are lower. From 9pm to 11pm there is no charge. There is also plenty of on-street parking which is metered from the same times and starts at $1.50 to $4.00 per hour, however there is a maximum parking time of three hours. Some hotels in Toronto also offer free parking.

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