Toronto Pearson airport (YYZ)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.

 
 

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Toronto Pearson airport (YYZ)

Toronto Pearson International Airport, opened on August 29, 1939, is the most important in Canada and one of the busiest in the world. It serves the Toronto area, the entire Ontario province and most of the country. It operates with domestic flights and numerous international destinations throughout the globe.

Official Website: torontopearson.com

Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Open 24 hours a day. The Terminal Link train operates around the clock every 4-8 minutes and offers free transportation between the terminals, the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, ALT Hotel, Viscount Station and the Value Park parking lots. Stops are located on level 5 of the Terminal 1 garage and the bridge between Terminal 3 and the Sheraton Gateway Hotel.

Annual passenger traffic: 13.3 million passengers went through it in 2020.

Tel: Outside Canada: (204) 983-3500 or (506) 636-5064 | In Canada: 1 (800) 461-9999 | In Canada TTY: 1 (866) 335-3237. There are information desks on every level of both terminals.

 Location

The airport is situated 27 km (16 miles) to the northwest of Toronto.

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Car rental agencies

Car rental desks are found on level 1 of the car parks adjacent to the terminals.

Alamo/National (Tel +1 905 676 4000 / 844 307 8011 - Monday to Thursday from 6:00 am to 1:00 am, Friday to Sunday from 6:00 am to 1:30 am)
Avis (Tel +1 905 676 1100 / 800 879 2847 - 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
Budget (Tel +1 905 676 1500 / 800 268 8900 - 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +1 905 676 9127 / 647 547 6022 / 800 800 4000 / 800 847 4389 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 7368 8222 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 416 674 2020 / 800 263 0600 - 6:30 am to 1:00 am)

Other companies have offices at Viscount Station and provide courtesy shuttle services to the spot:

Discount/ACE/Europcar (Tel +1 416 249 5800 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm)
City Car and Truck Rental/SurPrice (Tel +1 416 800 1222 - Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm)
E-Z/Fox (Tel +1 905 672 9600 - 24 hours a day)
Green Motion (Tel +1 905 564 2425 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Jet Car (Tel +1 905 671 9444)
Mex (Tel +1 905 670 7368 / 888 317 9666 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, weekends from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Nu Car Rentals (Tel +1 905 670 7368 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Payless (Tel +1 416 863 8444 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Peel (Tel +1 416 670 2442 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Routes (Tel +1 905 677 9994 - weekdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Trans Canada (Tel +1 905 672 9600 - 24 hours a day)
Zoom (Tel +1 416 222 4473 - weekdays from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)

 

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Parking services at Toronto Pearson airport (YYZ)

Free Picking up and dropping off

For quick visits, take advantage of the free cell phone waiting area or curbside pick-up and drop-offs. When your friends and family arrive at Pearson Airport, you can be right there to greet them.

Cell Phone waiting area
You can wait comfortably inside your car for that text or call from your arriving Pearson traveller in the Pearson Cell Phone Waiting Area. It’s free to use for up to 45 minutes, but you must turn off your vehicle and stay with it at all times.

Curbside pick-ups or drop-offs
For quick pick-ups or drop-offs, you may stop briefly outside the Arrivals and Departure areas at both terminals. Note that waiting is not allowed here or on the roads leading to both terminals.

Designated accessible drop-off locations
Accessible drop-off locations are available at the Departures Level of each terminal and offer a variety of features to assist individuals travelling with wheelchairs and mobility aids.

Express park in T1

Short term parking. This is the best option in case you need more time, for waiting to picking up or dropping off friends or family at Terminal 1. Express Parking is covered parking directly connected to the terminal allowing for an efficient visit. It’s conveniently located next to the terminal. Choose this option for stays of up to 3 hours.

Parking rates
Duration Cost
20 minutes $4
Daily maximum $50
Additional days $50

Walking times
Terminal 1: 2-3 minutes

Directions
As you approach Terminal 1, go to the Departures Level. The entrance to the parking garage is on your left. Use the two right hand lanes for Express Park.

Accessible parking
Accessible parking spaces in Express Park are located near pedestrian crosswalks and elevator lobbies.

Daily Park

Premium economy covered parking. Available at T1 and  T3
Park in a covered garage that is connected to the terminal via a climate controlled walkway. Whether for business or leisure travel, Daily Park Garage offers you a comfortable parking experience.

Parking rates
Without reservation

Duration Cost
20 minutes $4
Daily maximum $33
Weekly maximum $185 (first 7 days only)
Additional days $33

Walking times
Time to Terminals (walking)
Terminal 1 3 to 5 minutes
Terminal 3 3 to 5 minutes

Directions
As you approach Terminal 1, go to the Departures Level. The entrance to the parking garage is on your left. To access Daily Park, use the three left hand lanes.

For Terminal 3, stay in the far left hand lane and follow signs to the garage as you approach the terminal.

Accessible parking
Accessible parking spaces are located near pedestrian crosswalks and elevator lobbies.

Preferred park at Terminal 1

Premium economy reserved parking.
Know exactly where you’ll park and skip circling the garage looking for a spot. Preferred Daily covered parking allows you to access the terminal with ease from a reserved location.

Directions
As you approach Terminal 1, go to the Arrivals Level and enter “Daily Park” garage. The entrance to the parking garage is on your left. Follow signs to Reserved Area located on Level 4e49. Proceed straight through row A. Turn right at the end of row A to row E49. Enter Reserved Area at row E49 and park in the Preferred Park area in any designated and available space.

Walking times
Terminal 1: 2-3 minutes

Accessible parking
Accessible parking spaces are available near pedestrian crosswalks and elevator lobbies.

Express Valet at Terminal 1

Premium economy valet parking.
Forgo your hunt for a parking spot – just drive in to the T1 garage to drop off your vehicle and let us find a spot. You are just a quick walk into the terminal and your vehicle remains in a covered garage while you travel.

Walking times
Terminal 1: 2-3 minutes

Directions
As you approach Terminal 1, go to the Departures Level. The entrance to the parking garage is on your left. To access Express Valet, approach the Express Park entry lanes and head to the area marked “Pre-booked Valet Only.”

Once parked, enter lobby and proceed to the Valet Care Customer Service Desk on the far left of the lobby. Present reservation confirmation and your keys to the agent.

Accessible parking
Accessible parking spaces are available near pedestrian crosswalks and elevator lobbies.

Value park garage

Economy covered parking, available in T1 and T3.
Keep your car out of the elements with economical covered parking. Value Park Garage enables you to park on airport property with access to the complimentary terminal LINK train. Rooftop is uncovered.

Parking rates
Without reservation

Duration Cost
Daily rate $28
Weekly maximum $135 (first 7 days only)
Additional days $28

Location
Value Park Garage is located at 6145 Viscount Road, a quick 6-12 minute ride from Terminals 1 and 3 on the Terminal Link train, which runs every 4 minutes

Directions
From the west
Drive eastward along Viscount Road. Turn left at 6145 Viscount Road into the Value Park Garage.

From the east
Drive westward along Viscount Road. Turn right at 6145 Viscount Road into the Value Park Garage.

Accessible parking
Accessible parking spaces are available near pedestrian crosswalks and elevator lobbies.

Value Parking Lot

Economy uncovered parking available in T1 and T3.
The most affordable way to park at the airport. Uncovered parking on airport property that is adjacent to the complimentary terminal LINK train.

Parking rates
Without reservation

Duration Cost
Daily rate $23
Weekly maximum $120 (first 7 days only)
Additional days $23

Location
Value Park Lot is located at 6135 Viscount Road, a quick 9-15 minute train ride away from Terminals 1 and 3 on the Terminal Link train, which runs every 4 minutes.

Directions
From the west
Drive eastward along Viscount Road. Turn right at 6135 Viscount Road into the Value Park Lot.

From the east
Drive westward along Viscount Road. Turn left at 6135 Viscount Road into the Value Park Lot.

Accessible parking
There are 14 accessible parking spaces near the walkway.

Viscount Station Reserved Lot

Economy uncovered reserved parking, available in T1 and T3
With economical reserved parking, you can skip circling the lot looking for a spot. Park on airport property in an uncovered lot that is just steps to the complimentary terminal LINK train.

Parking rates
Available online only. Pricing may vary. Book early for the best rates.

Location
Viscount Station Reserved Lot is located at 6100 Viscount Road, a quick 6-12 minute ride from Terminals 1 and 3 on the Terminal Link train, which runs every 4 minutes

Directions
From the west
Drive eastward along Airport Road. Turn left at 6100 Viscount Road into the Viscount Station Reserved Lot.

From the east
Drive westward along Airport Road. Turn right at 6100 Viscount Road into the Viscount Station Reserved Lot.

Accessible parking
There are 2 accessible parking spaces at the Toronto airport Viscount parking lot.

 

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Accessible self-service check-in kiosks

They are available throughout the departures area of Terminals 1 and 3.

Accessible toilets and changing rooms

All washrooms at Pearson have a wheelchair accessible toilet. Each terminal also has an accessible changing room with accessible toilet and shower.

Aira

Aira is an app that uses technology and human assistance to enable those with sight loss the choice to navigate the airport independently.

Arranging for wheelchair and mobility assistance

Wheelchair and mobility assistance is provided by your airline and should be prearranged with the airline directly at least 48 hours prior to travel. Self-service wheelchairs are also available.

BlindSquare

BlindSquare is a self-voicing GPS-based iOS app that uses Smart Beacons to enable those with sight loss greater independence as they navigate a domestic departure from Terminal 1.

In-terminal shuttle service

In-terminal shuttle service provides a quick and easy ride to and from your gate.

MagnusCards

MagnusCards, a free app, helps people with autism and other cognitive special needs with common tasks. The Toronto Pearson Card Decks walk you through common airport processes.

Mobile flight notifications

You can receive flight updates via SMS to your iOs or Android device.

Service animals

Service animals and guide dogs are welcome in our terminals. Pet relief areas are available in both Terminal 1 and 3 for all travelling animals.

Teletypewriters (TTY)

Teletypewriters (TTY) devices are available on all levels of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, as well as all Terminal Link train stations.

Therapy dogs

Part of our Welcome Team Volunteer Program, St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog teams walk the airport to bring enjoyment and help ease anxiety for passengers who find travelling stressful.

Transportation accessibility services

There are many ways to travel to and from Pearson. Whether you’re parking, travelling between terminals, or getting picked up and dropped off, there are accessible options.

 
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Latest updates: August 13, 2021