Ride the Rails on Up Express
UP Express is the easiest, most efficient way to get to downtown Toronto from the airport area. Even better, groups of 50 or more are eligible for corporate rates that can be managed online.
The convenient transit link departs from Terminal 1 every 15 minutes and takes less than a half hour to arrive at Toronto’s Union Station, close to entertainment, restaurants and the busy financial district.
Mark Jones, director of sales & marketing at The Westin Toronto Airport, says many people don’t know just how easy it is to facilitate a group on UP Express. “We have Mercedes shuttles that can ferry groups to the UP Express Terminal 1 airport station. In fact, for some fam trips I have taken planners downtown to show them just how easy it is to get a group to the city for a game or night on the town.”
Una MacNeil, tourism partner account manager for UP Express, says, “Group organizers can buy bulk tickets for their group and build it into conference rates, or they can buy discounted long layover fares that are great for groups that want an outing to the city.” A regular two-way fare is $24.70 return, while the long layover fare is $12.35 return. A long layover means that groups can have seven hours in the city.
MacNeil says, “We do a lot of programs with conferences around the world. There may even be an option to bundle in with GO Transit. There is a possibility of discount fares depending on the volume of tickets, but with the long layover fares groups have all sorts of options to come to the city for arts, culture, sports or business.”