Airport transportation?


MaryGorgeous
on Sep 13, 2011 @ 10:49 am

Hello ladies!

I am in need of some advice and tips about traveling:

My man and I are finally tying the knot! We are having a tiny wedding then heading to Barbados for the honeymoon at the end of the month! (Crossing our fingers for less rain, we are chancing it with this time of year)

My question is:

How should we get ourselves to the airport?  I have heard it's too expensive to park there for the week so I was thinking a taxi? I have no clue how much that would cost and if I google taxi services to the airport there are SO many options.

We considered asking a friend to drive us, but I  worry about relying on someone else to get up early and know where to go...

Please help, I really appreciate it!  I have read lots of the traveling tips from the forums and I am so ready for the plane... but not sure how to get there :P

This is also my first flight EVER so I am clueless...


Thanks!
 


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MaryGorgeous
Oh... and we are talking Pearson Airport here on Sep 13, 2011 @ 10:51 am

Guess that would help... thanks! :)
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Becky
flat rate on Sep 13, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

I think there's a flat rate from downtown - airport and I'm sure other parts of Toronto/GTA to Airport. The downtown to airport flat rate is I believe $60.

We usually take the Aeroport Limo service to/from Pearson. You can check them out here: http://www.aeroporttaxi.com/

Their taxi's really feel more like a limo and less like a grungy taxi, which is always great and down right awesome if you just got married! :-)

They cost the same as a regular taxi, but feels way, WAY better. Gorgeous, comfortable and spacious leather seats. Professional drivers. Good price. What more could you ask for? I highly recommend it.
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Becky
ps. on Sep 13, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! :-) I wish you all the very best on your wedding day, honeymoon, and the rest of your lovely lives <3 :-)
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MaryGorgeous
Thanks for the recommendation! on Sep 13, 2011 @ 01:56 pm

I really had no clue where to start and $60 for all that is not bad at all.

How much does one tip a driver usually?

Thanks becky, you have saved me time and thanks for the well wishes. I am truly excited!!
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hallijonny
Airport transportation? on May 07, 2012 @ 06:04 am

Now-a-days, Traveling from one place to another is quite easy as compared to previous days. Many traveling sources are available like local trains, taxis, shuttle etc., and they provides best facilities in affordable prices. Many traveling sources are provide good facilities which are convenient for every passengers and know their details by searching their websites or through telephone services. Choose the best service which are useful and comfortable.
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mamaluv
Tipping on May 07, 2012 @ 10:06 am

I usually tip around 10-20% depending on the circumstance. If you get good basic service, I think you can err a little on the lower side (unlike restaurant servers, drivers don't have to pay out any other staff from their tip), but if they impress you with their professionalism, vehicle cleanliness, prompt service, etc, I'd be inclined to tip on the higher side.

Depending on your budget, you also have to consider the return trip. One week of parking at Pearson will cost you around $70 (by their published rates online) which is close to a one-way taxi/limo ride if you include tipping. Parking also usually includes free shuttle from the lot to the terminal.

I have also used the Toronto Airport Express shuttle bus which costs around $25 if I recall correctly? However, that's per person, per ride (discount applies if you buy a return ticket), so it's really only a good deal if you're traveling alone.
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Vlicious
options! on May 07, 2012 @ 11:55 am

You can usually work a deal with a cabbie to the airport! From where I live in the city (Little Italy) it usually costs about $50-55 for the cab ride! If you're a fan of those daily deal websites, sometimes they have great limo-taxi deals for like $35! I just literally saw one the other day! But that is a one-way service, so you'd have to arrange for transportation back (which really isn't much of an issue seeing as there are a ton of cabs available right at the airport's arrival gates!) Although Becky's suggestion regarding the Aeroport Limo is great! It will cost you almost the same thing as a regular old cab, but you get the comfort of a luxury car!

You could also take the TTC! At Kipling station, there's an express bus to the airport and you literally just pay your fare! Also an option, and it's not as bad as it sounds... I did it once and it was quick and easy! I did the same thing on the return as well!
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Ali de Bold
Flat rates on May 07, 2012 @ 03:53 pm

I like the airport limos because they are typically only about $5 more than a cab, but a lot nicer of a ride.

Depending where you are coming from, there are flat rates to the airport. @Becky is right that going from downtown is in the $50-$60 range, depending exactly where you are.

In terms of a tip, I typically do 10-15%.

If you were to park there for a week, it would probably cost the same or slightly more than the return cab and it would be a lot less convenient. I'd take the cab.

Congratulations on your wedding!! Have an amazing honeymoon!!
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rhynostorm
airport transportation... on May 09, 2012 @ 07:44 am

Hi.., It becomes easier now a days to move from one place to another place. Many traveling sources are available for us to move like local trains,buses, taxis. We have to choose our source at our affordable price and which is comfortable for us.
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Griechux
. on Jun 11, 2015 @ 03:16 pm

I usually take TTC. Airport express from Kipling is good and fast and takes you right to the terminal. You can weather cab to Kipling or ask friend to give a ride. We live pretty close to airport so that has always been our solution :)

And have a fantastic honeymoon!
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