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About UP

UP Express gets you from Toronto's Pearson International Airport to downtown Union Station in a reliable 25 minutes.
UP Express train in front of Union Station terminal

About UP

UP Express gets you from Toronto's Pearson International Airport to downtown Union Station in a reliable 25 minutes.

The Best Way To Pearson Airport - Period.

The UP Express is North America’s first dedicated air-rail link, offering a 25-minutes journey from end to end, no matter what’s happening on the roads or in the weather. We invite you to sit back, relax, and leave the stress at home - who says you can't start your vacation before you arrive at the airport?

A Stress Free Travel Experience

Travellers are at the centre of everything UP does.

The spacious and comfortable seating provides a relaxing atmosphere, allowing you to unwind and focus on what is important. With departures every 15 minutes and a quick 25 minute travel time no matter the traffic or weather, UP Express ensures you arrive at your destination on time and relaxed.

And with level boarding and plenty of storage for bags and strollers, you can travel big or small.

As always, staff are ready to welcome you with a smile - if there is anything we can do to improve your journey, do not hesitate to ask.

Whether you're a tourist exploring Toronto or a seasoned traveller, UP Express takes the stress out of your journey, allowing you to sit back, relax, and truly enjoy travel again.

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Voted #1 Transportation in Toronto by Tripadvisor travellers as of May 2024*

With so many transportation options available in Toronto, UP Express isn’t just claiming to be the best. UP Express is rated #1 Transportation in Toronto by Tripadvisor travellers* and was recognized with the Travelers’ Choice award in 2023. We’re Toronto’s top choice for fast, reliable, and affordable rides to YYZ. Downtown Toronto to Pearson Airport trip is only 25 minutes.

*Current as of May 2024

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Stay Connected

Stay connected with free Wi-Fi, charging stations and up-to-the-minute flight information on all trains and stations to stay ahead of the crowd.

Simply connect to the wireless network onboard and follow the instructions.

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Leave the Car at Home with UP Express

UP is for more than just travellers.

UP was designed for the comfort and ease of all customers, whether you’re headed out of town or just downtown.

Conveniently located in two of the city’s most established and vibrant communities, UP is also the perfect way to get downtown from our Bloor and Weston Stations.

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Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

By 2031, Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station are projected to welcome over 190 million travellers a year combined – that’s half the current population of Canada month in, month out, and almost double today’s traffic. Metrolinx was tasked with easing this immense strain on Canada's two largest travel terminals.

UP Express launched, on time and on budget, on June 6, 2015 after 3 years of construction. UP Express removed approximately 1.2 million car trips from roads across the region in its first year of operation alone.

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