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Transportation from the airport

Free Airport Pickup Program

  • Program details

    Arriving in Canada for the first time can be stressful and having to co-ordinate your transportation in a new city can make that experience even more difficult. That is why UOIT is pleased to provide the free Airport Pickup Program.

    Step 1: Read the Eligibility, Program availability and Additional guests sections below.

    Step 2: Register for the service.

  • Eligibility

    • This program is available one time only to newly admitted UOIT students.
      • If you were enrolled in CultureWorks prior to admission and are re-entering Canada after a trip, you are not eligible for this service.
      • If you are a current UOIT student who is returning from a trip, you are not eligible for this service.
      • If you are first studying at the UOIT English Language Centre (ELC), contact them and they will arrange your transportation.
    • This program is only free for newly admitted UOIT students.
    • Each UOIT student must submit their own request. Do not submit one request form for multiple students.
  • Program availability period

    The program will run from Saturday, April 15 to Friday, May 5.

    If you require transportation outside of those dates, please email iss@uoit.ca to discuss your situation.

  • Additional guests

    If you are arriving with guests (e.g. spouse, children, parents, etc.), you can indicate the number of guests on your Airport Pickup Registration Form.

    Please note the following:

    • Each UOIT student should submit his or her own request.
    • This service is only free for newly arriving UOIT students.
    • If you are bringing guests, you must pay the driver yourself, get a receipt and request reimbursement from the university once you arrive on campus.

    Transportation costs

    Cost of van service

    Reimbursement

    Student only $87 *
    Student plus one guest $102 $87 will be reimbursed to student**
    Student plus two guests $117 $87 will be reimbursed to student**
    Student plus three guests $132 $87 will be reimbursed to student**

    * Student does not pay. UOIT covers cost of transportation directly.

    ** Student pays driver directly and gets receipt. Student submits receipt to UOIT International Student Services and is reimbursed the cost of single-student transportation. For more information, email iss@uoit.ca.

  • Cancellation policy and flight changes

    If your flight details change, please email both iss@uoit.ca and classique@classiquetransit.com with this new information immediately or call Classique Airline Van Service at 1.800.387.5450.

    If you do not show up for your pickup and do not provide 24 hours' advance notice of cancellation, you will be charged a $50 no-show fee. To cancel your pickup, email both iss@uoit.ca and classique@classiquetransit.com.

  • Register for the Airport Pickup Program

    The registration form will open on Monday, April 10.

    After you register, you will be sent an automatic email confirmation. This email will also explain where to go and what to do once you arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport.  Please print this email and keep it with you while you travel.


Shuttle and bus services

  • General information

    You can arrange to take a van, shuttle or bus from the airport to your destination. This tends to be a more affordable option than a taxi. There are several options. You can also make these arrangements in advance of your arrival to make the experience less stressful. To find out more, visit the Out-of-Town Shuttle and Bus Services page on the Toronto Pearson Airport website.

    Costs

    If you are traveling to Oshawa or UOIT, this will cost approximately CDN$82 (it is customary to tip the driver as well—typically $5). This cost may increase if you have guests.  

  • Where do I find Out-of-Town Shuttle and Bus Services in the airport?

    • Go to the Ground Transportation Counter (also called Out-of-Town Van Services).  
      • Terminal 1: located on Level G
      • Terminal 3: Located on Level 1 - Arrivals 
    • Inform the attendant at the counter that you would like a ride. Give them your destination address.
    • Wait inside for the driver who will come inside the terminal, call your name and assist you with your luggage.
      • Please note that it is customary to give a tip to the driver if they help you with a lot of luggage. Typically, people give CDN$5.

    If you cannot find the Ground Transportation Counter, you can use any telephone in the terminal to call 1.800.387.5450 for help. This call is free of charge.

    The image below shows what the Ground Transportation Counter looks like at the airport.

    Van service


Driving

  • Find your route

    To plan your driving route, use our interactive map at uoit.ca/maps.

    Select From an address and choose Toronto Pearson Airport as your starting point.


Public transportation

  • Transit systems

    Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Durham Region all have different transit systems that connect and intersect. Each transit system has its own fares and schedules. It can sometimes be confusing to plan a route when transfers are required between systems. Please note: You should have your fare payment ready as buses cannot make change.

    Transit system

    Area of service

    Fares

    Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
    • Main transit system within Toronto and the downtown.
    • Includes buses, streets cars and subway.
    $3.25
    GO Transit
    • Network of trains and bus lines that operate in the Greater Toronto Area.
    • Trains and buses have main stops in the downtown area but largely connect surrounding cities with Toronto.
    Go Transit fares
    Durham Region Transit (DRT)
    • Transit system for Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and other cities in the Durham Region.  
    $3.75
  • Planning your route

    The Google Transit Trip Planner is a useful tool to help you plan your bus routes from your location to your destination.

    Download the Google Transit Trip Planner Guide.

    • This guide will show you the steps to find out out which buses and trains to take, when they will arrive, and how long the journey will be. Please note: The prices may vary, depending on what route you choose to take and how many different transit lines it requires.

    The university's interactive map is also a great tool for finding your route to UOIT.

  • How to use public transportation from the airport

    Please refer to our Navigating through Toronto Pearson Airport page for more information on how to locate the Ground Transportation Counter and public transportation at the airport.


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