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October 14, 2015 14:50 ET Gets You to and From the Airport

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, 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 is $27.50.

  • 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? 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's complete Forget the cab (or even Uber): the best alternatives for getting to and from the airport in 12 major cities, visit

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