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How to find Taxi at Pearson Airport (terminal 3)

Leamington, Canada
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How to find Taxi at Pearson Airport (terminal 3)

There is supposed to be a lot where all the regular taxis park outside of arrivals at YYZ. We only see the airport limousines which have a flat rate and since our car will be parked just minutes away We would like to grab a regular cab.

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1. Re: How to find Taxi at Pearson Airport (terminal 3)

Where are you parking? Off-site parking lots (and airport hotels) typically have shuttle buses so their customers don't have to worry about expensive short cab trips.

I'm afraid you can't hop into a city taxi cab on airport property; only airport-licensed taxis and limos can legally take walk-up passengers. There are two separate queues, one for taxis and one for limos, but both are just outside the terminal building. (Or, you can pre-arrange with any taxi or limo company you like, but they have to pay the airport a $10 service fee.)

Both airport taxis and limos are flat-rate; the minimum charge for an airport taxi is $17.

I suppose you could take the LINK inter-terminal shuttle train to the Viscount Road station (at the airport's reduced rate parking lot) and call a city cab to meet you on Viscount Road.

Leamington, Canada
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2. Re: How to find Taxi at Pearson Airport (terminal 3)

We always park at hotel and take the hotel shuttle. Last time we had to wait 40 minutes and I am just looking for a quicker solution to get on the road for our 3.5 hours trip home. Looks like We will just have to be patient and wait for the shuttle bus again.

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3. Re: How to find Taxi at Pearson Airport (terminal 3)

Is parking free at the hotel?? If it isn't, I would consider moving it to the GTAA off site parking lot. The monorail (LINK) is constantly moving, and we have rarely waited. Bus shuttles are nightmares!

Leamington, Canada
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4. Re: How to find Taxi at Pearson Airport (terminal 3)

Being from out of town we grab a hotel the night before we leave and always get the park and fly option for 15 days.

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5. Re: How to find Taxi at Pearson Airport (terminal 3)

Try talking to the hotel manager - no reason you should have to wait that long. If so, they should be running 2 shuttles when they're busy. They have a pretty good idea of when you're returning, and know the same about their other guests also. The only time this should get messed up is if there are flight delays, and everyone gets there at the same time. There are other hotels that offer shuttles and parking, and if things don't improve, switch - unless you're dealing with a "lowest price on the strip" thing... then you usually get the service you pay for.

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