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Getting to Brantford

Getting to Downtown Toronto

If you choose a transportation option that leaves from Union Station in downtown Toronto, you will need to travel to Union Station. There are several options you can use to get there, including the subway, local buses or rideshare services. If you have any questions about transportation, please contact us at

Union Pearson (UP)

The UP Express is an airport rail link connecting Union Station in downtown Toronto to Toronto Pearson International Airport in approximately 25 minutes. Once you are at Union Station, you can connect to GO Transit and VIA Rail travel options for Brantford.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) 

The TTC operates a network of buses, subway, streetcars, and paratransit services in Toronto and York region. This will be your main source of transportation in Toronto, but for travel between Pearson International and downtown, the UP Express is the best option.  

Ride Sharing (Uber, Lyft, Facedrive) 

If you would like to use a ride sharing apps, please see the approved options available for pick up at Pearson International on their ride sharing page.

Car Transfer Services

Please contact WLIC staff at for further information about arranging a transfer service from Toronto to your accommodation in Brantford.

Greyhound Bus

If you are taking the Greyhound bus to Brantford, you will also need to travel to downtown Toronto to the Greyhound bus terminal. You can take the UP Express to Union Station, then transfer to the subway and travel north to Dundas Station. When you exit Dundas Station, you will see signs directing you to the bus terminal.

GO Transit

GO Transit is a regional public transit system serving the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. There are  GO Transit options  to get from Union Station in Toronto to the Brantford Bus Terminal.  

The 40 Hamilton GO takes approximately one hour and you will transfer at Main St. W at Paisley Ave. S to the 15 – Brantford Terminal which will take approximately another 30 minutes.

VIA Rail

You can take a train from Union Station in downtown Toronto directly to the Brantford Via Rail station for about $45. From the Brantford station, you can use local transit, a taxi or the rideshare service of your choice to get to your accommodations.

If you have any questions, or if you are experiencing delays or difficulties in transit or upon arrival due to immigration issues, please contact A member of our team will call to speak with you. Make sure to provide them with your name, student number and a phone number where we can reach you.

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