Travelers to Toronto will have a new option for getting to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport starting June 6; that’s the starting date for passenger service on the Union Pearson Express.
The new rail link runs from Union Station in downtown Toronto to Terminal 1 at the airport via intermediate stops at the Bloor and Weston GO Transit stations. Trains operate every 15 minutes, and the estimated travel time between Union Station and the airport is 25 minutes. Trains will be equipped with Wi-Fi and flight information screens.
The individual one-way fare is $27.50 — about half the taxi fare for an equivalent trip. Frequent users might want to take advantage of the PRESTO regional transportation card, which brings the cost of an airport-downtown trip down to $19. Tickets are available online or via mobile device at upexpress.com, or from vending machines at stations.
The decision to build the airport rail link was made in 2010, with plans to have it ready in time for Toronto’s hosting of the Pan Am Games, which will be held there this summer.
In the U.S., the next big airport-rail link is coming at Denver, running from Union Station downtown to Denver International. That one is due to start carrying passengers next year.
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