General Airport Information
The largest and possibly most important airport in Canada, Toronto Pearson Airport, lies in Mississauga, 17 miles/28km from downtown Toronto. It is a modern and high-tech aviation hub, providing its passengers with all the necessary services and amenities and spreading over two terminal buildings. Serving more than 155 destinations worldwide, Toronto International Airport hosts numerous airlines, from conventional air carriers to budget providers, and welcomes millions of travelers annually. With a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and parking options, along with plenty of other services (chapels, playgrounds, lounges, etc.), YYZ Airport is without a doubt the leading Canadian airport as well as among the busiest air hubs in the world.
Toronto International Airport has two terminal buildings. The two Toronto airport terminals are connected via the free, automated people mover (Terminal Link Train). Terminal 1 is one of the largest terminals in the world (spread over the old terminal 2 too) and mainly serves Air Canada and the other Star Alliance airlines, whereas terminal 3 serves many unaffiliated airlines, along with the members of Oneworld and Skyteam.
Toronto Pearson Airport doesn’t house a lodging facility inside its premises. However, Sheraton Gateway Hotel is linked to the YYZ terminal 3, while Alt Hotel can be easily and fast reached via the Terminal Link Train. What’s more, there are plenty of hotels near Toronto Airport, whereas, for travelers looking for accommodation downtown, the options are countless.
Toronto airport parking is a breeze. Verily, the YYZ passengers and visitors can benefit from the various parking options available at Pearson Airport. Short-term parking lots and long-stay facilities, valet services, and designated picking-up and dropping-offs areas handle the airport’s parking needs. Moreover, YYZ visitors can pre-book their preferred parking spot or opt for the Park & Ride the Up option, paying a single fare both for parking their vehicles and for their transit to downtown Toronto with the UP Train.
Layover at the Airport
Although layovers are an often necessary evil during air travel, your Toronto layover will be proven a blessing in disguise. Explore all the top things to do during a short stopover at Pearson Airport, while if time is on your side, leave the airport and go visit the beautiful capital of Ontario County!