Toronto- Ottawa (transportation and hotel)
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Jul 28, 2012 8:10 PM Last Post By: JennSS
Jul 2, 2012 5:24 PM
My name Liz- I plan go to Canada for travelling end of this month. We go with tour but then will stay some days more in Toronto and Ottawa.
I would like to ask
1. Is there got any train/Bus/metro from Ottawa go to the Airport directly in Toronto? Which bus/train/metro it is? how long?
2. Is there has budget hotel in Toronto and Ottawa where is close to center?
Jul 2, 2012 7:17 PM
1You can take the train or bus from Ottawa to downtown Toronto. From there you can take a taxi, public transportation, or a direct bus to the airport.
It is hard to find a hotel in downtown Ottawa for under $100 a night and impossible for downtown Toronto. What is your budget exactly? Would you consider staying at a hostel? They are considerably cheaper, especially if you opt for a bed in a shared dorm. There are many hostels in Toronto and at least one in Ottawa. You can also stay in University residences, which are open for travelers during the summer. You can look at this thread. For Ottawa, look here. Good luck!
Jul 2, 2012 8:09 PM
Jul 3, 2012 6:31 AM
3thanks, Hostel is fine for me. i search in Rough guide there has Canadian backpacker inn where they say is in downtown Toronto. Do you know this one?
Jul 3, 2012 6:32 AM
Jul 3, 2012 7:36 AM
5I've never stayed in a hostel in Toronto. However, the Canadiana Backpackers looks to be in a good location. It is walking distance from both the train and bus stations and is in the heart of a busy area with many bars and restaurants. You can look here for more options, though the Canadiana seems to have some of the best reviews anyway.
If you take the bus from Ottawa to Kingston, you can transfer to a bus that goes direct to the Toronto airport. However, there are only three a day: 130am, 630am, and 1200pm.
Jul 3, 2012 1:20 PM
6unlike almost all ountrie toronto airport not served well. to get there by public transit. whn in toronto get subway to islington station there the so called airport express bus is about only option. alo google mega bus might help you as well. for future travel savings toronto to washington 54$ return by bus 11 hrs
Jul 3, 2012 8:17 PM
7years ago i used the train. ottawa - toronto but of the 5 trips 4 were not on time. by hours. our train service is inept at best of tiems re its schedule. so perhaps greyhound would be best route. book the ride a week ahead to get the discounted fare. otherwise its gonna cost you more. the down town bus terminal in toronto is a 10 min walk to nearest subway station. from there to islingon for the airport express bus.
Jul 4, 2012 5:10 AM
Jul 4, 2012 5:13 AM
9poppageorge, I think your information about getting to Toronto Pearson via the TTC (public transit) may be a bit out of date.
The shortest public transit connection is from Kipling subway station (at the western terminus of the Bloor-Danforth 'green' line), taking the 192 Airport Rocket bus. The bus trip generally takes 20 to 25 minutes, but may be slower during the morning or afternoon rush hours. This bus is included in your regular $3 TTC fare; there is no additional fare or transfer required--without question, it's the absolute cheapest way to get to Pearson from downtown.
That said, the TTC-operated bus is a regular city bus, and it may be crowded and uncomfortable if you're carrying a lot of luggage. Coming from downtown Toronto, it may be faster and significantly more pleasant to take one of the private "Airport Express" shuttle buses. These will set you back about $25, but are full motor coaches with comfortable seats and proper luggage storage.
(For those who are curious, a proper rail link directly from the downtown to the airport is under construction, but won't be open until 2015.)
Jul 4, 2012 11:43 AM
Jul 4, 2012 3:34 PM
11The HI hostel in Ottawa is right downtown, close to the major tourist sites. I've never stayed there, but I've been inside - it's pretty nice. It's also close to the major OC-Transpo routes (to get you to/from the bus station or train station.)
Jul 28, 2012 8:10 PM
12There is an amazing hostel in Toronto called the Planet Traveler which I would highly recommend. It is decently close to the city centre, in the Kensington Market area. There are lots of hip little clothing stores and cafes nearby. it was impeccably clean and very new, also super environmentally friendly. and they have private rooms too!
(4 star Hotel)
From US$217.26 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$260.91 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$326.39 per night