I am NOT the actor David Krumholtz. As much as smoking brad Pitt’s green would be great, it’s not me.
I’m a new comer to Toronto, and the purpose of this blog is to sum up all of my travel experiences, and just general information that I feel would be helpful to the general population. You can look forward to many future travel & lifestyle type posts. Feel free to subscribe and I’m looking forward to all of your feedback.
Before I start, let me first say that this blog post is inspired by all of the people that got scammed using the service “uber” to hail a taxi. If you’re not aware, this is the company that will charge insane rates for taxi fare. When I say insane, I mean insane, in fact one guy got charged over $500 for a cab ride that was around half an hour. There’s one thing I suggest, avoid them.
Obviously a big part in travelling is flying. In order to fly, one must get to the airport and is presented with multiple ways of doing that. Unfortunately, in Toronto, none of these ways seem particularly convenient. Essentially this blog post is going to cover the best ways to get to the airport.
Driving: Many people opt to drive themselves to the airport. The people that do are generally appealed by the perceived simplicity of it. However, driving to the airport could not be further from simple. There are so many problems with this option, that one would not think about. Some that I can think of include:
Parking – Parking at the airport costs hundreds of dollars a week. Even if you are gone for only a few days, it is usually very, very expensive. The people who don’t park at the airport, and end up using the “Park N Fly” service, end up having to go through the hassle of that which is moving all of your luggage using a shuttle and then unloading again when reaching the airport. Ultimately this creates more work for travelers with enough on their plates.
Public Transit. – Oh wait! This is Toronto we’re talking about. Although there is a skytrain coming in a few weeks, for now the public transportation to the airport (although doable) is an extremely length process, that is, in my opinion, not worth it.
Hire a limo, or cab.. – Alternatively to Uber’s service. Most limousines companies are on time, live and reasonable. There are no fews that multiply your rate close to the thousands. Through our travels we have always opted to just grab a limo ride there and back. The price tends to be ~$70 from the Burlington area, and does not go up, no matter how many people can fit in the car. However, of course if a bigger car is needed, there would be extra charges. The company we’ve been using for our rides is Capitol Limousines | Get your luxury Toronto airport limo service (company link) Normally, I won’t link to businesses, but because they have been such great service every time, I have no problem putting my reputation on the line, to help boost this company.
Thanks, and what is your go-to way to get to or from the airport.
sorry I haven’t been posting for a while. This month has been absolutely crazy for me, and I wasn’t sure when I’d be able to release more posts for you to read. Last night, I “power-wrote” a bunch of articles for the blog, and I’ll upload them all at once. Obviously, this is not the ideal situation, but I’m working super hard to ensure that my site will be a great resource for you Toronto people.