Forget the Cab (or Even Uber) -- Check Out the Best Alternatives for Getting to and From the Airport in 12 Major Cities
TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- Oct 14, 2015 -- Getting to and from the airport is oftentimes a last minute consideration when planning a vacation. While taking a cab, car service or driving are always options, there are usually more budget-friendly choices. The travel experts at Cheapflights.ca, the champions of simple travel search, are here to help with their compilation of the Best Alternatives for Getting to and from the Airport in 12 Major Cities featuring services offered by local buses, trains and even water taxis!
Below are details for getting to and from five of the busiest airports in Canada and the U.S.
- Toronto Pearson International - There are several ways
to make your way to Toronto Pearson depending on how much time you
have and how much you want to spend. The TTC (Toronto's public
transit system) offers a cheap option but involves schlepping your
suitcase onto a bus and subway. That said, $3 is pretty cheap when
it comes to airport travel. Your options are as follows: 192
Airport Rocket from Kipling Station, 307 Eglinton West from the
intersection of Yonge and Eglinton, 300A Bloor-Danforth from the
Bloor-Danforth corridor and the 52A Lawrence West from Lawrence
West and Lawrence Stations. You can also take a GO Bus (slightly
more comfortable than a TTC bus) to Terminal 1 from York Mills or
Yorkdale Station. A more comfortable and quicker option is the
Union Pearson Express, which speeds you between downtown Toronto's
Union Station and the airport in just 25 minutes, with trains
departing every 15 minutes, from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. A one-way fare
- Vancouver International - Getting between downtown
Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport is relatively easy.
YVR is located on Sea Island in Richmond, around 12 kilometres from
the downtown area. YVR is the second busiest airport in Canada
after Toronto Pearson. The best and easiest way to make your way to
or from Vancouver International is via the convenient Canada Line
Translink service that links YVR to downtown Vancouver and
Richmond. Even more convenient is the fact that you can check in
for your flight from several Canada Line stations. There are
airport check-in kiosks at the following stations: YVR-Airport,
Templeton, Bridgeport, Marine Drive, Broadway-City Hall, Olympic
Village, Vancouver City Centre and Richmond-Brighouse.
- Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International - Is the
airport in Montreal in your travel plans? Where you are coming from
(or are headed) will shape your transportation choice. The 747 bus
line runs between the Montréal-Trudeau airport and the
central bus station downtown 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Depending on traffic, the trip can take between 45 and 60 minutes
and the cost is $10 (which actually buys you 24 hours of service
throughout the STM bus and métro network). If you are coming
from (or going to) somewhere outside the city, there is a free
minibus service available between the VIA Rail train station in
Dorval and the Montréal-Trudeau Airport. There is also a
line-up of regional shuttle services for the surrounding areas.
- Boston Logan International - There are several good
options for making your way to or from Boston Logan International.
Public transportation is an economical and eco-friendly choice, and
there are multiple routes to choose from. The MBTA Blue Line stops
at Airport Station, which is linked to all the airline terminals
via a free Massport shuttle bus. Or use the Silver Line SL1, which
can be accessed from the MBTA Red Line or Commuter Rail by
transferring at South Station. You can also get to and from the
airport using a more unconventional method -- via a water taxi or
ferry. MBTA ferries carry passengers back and forth from both the
commuter boat terminal at Fore River Shipyard, 703 Washington
Street in Quincy, and from Pemberton Point in Hull. On the Logan
side, a free Massport Route 66 Shuttle Bus connects the ferry dock
and all airport terminals.
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International -
Hartsfield-Jackson is the busiest airport in the world with 94
million passengers each year. The easiest and most inexpensive
option for travelling between downtown Atlanta and this airport is
MARTA, the city's transit system. The Airport MARTA station is in
the domestic terminal of the airport, located at the end of the red
and gold rail lines. Jump onto almost any southbound train to the
airport (or northbound to head into the city). A one-way trip costs
$2.50 USD. Travelling internationally? No problem as a shuttle
links the international terminal. Hours for MARTA are weekdays 5
a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and weekends 6 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Planning travel to or from other major cities? Cheapflights.ca also has the details on budget-friendly travel to and from: Dallas/Fort Worth International; Orlando International; John F. Kennedy International, New York City; Los Angeles International; McCarren International, Las Vegas; London Heathrow, U.K., and even Barcelona-El Prat, Spain. To read the up on these and see Cheapflights.ca's complete Forget the cab (or even Uber): the best alternatives for getting to and from the airport in 12 major cities, visit www.cheapflights.ca/news/forget-the-cab-or-even-uber-the-best-alternatives-for-getting-to-and-from-the-airport-in-12-major-cities.
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