Toronto city skyline overlooking Lake Ontario with ferry in the water

Spend Your Layover in Toronto with the UP Express Long Layover Return Ticket

Published: May 10, 2024

Do you have a long layover at Toronto Pearson International Airport and aren’t sure what to do with your time? Why not take advantage of UP Express’s reliable and comfortable train service and visit downtown Toronto? With the UP Express, you and your family can travel to and from Union Station in downtown Toronto at a reduced cost for up to 7 hours using UP Express.  

Seven hours is plenty of time to explore Canada’s most vibrant and diverse city. Not sure where to start? We’ve partnered with the top attractions in Toronto to offer UP Express Long Layover ticketholders exclusive discounts all over the city, ensuring you make the most of your short time in Canada’s largest city.

Taking advantage of this offer is simple: purchase your tickets on Long layover return tickets are only $12.35. Travelling with your family? The Family Long Layover Return ticket is only $25.70 for 2 adults and up to 3 children under 19 years old. UP Express Long Layover Return Tickets are only available online.


Three adults walking up the ramp towards the entrance of UP Union Station with bags and luggage.

BagsAway welcomes you to Toronto with open luggage-free arms! Don’t waste a precious minute lugging your bags around the city. BagsAway will safely store your luggage (or anything else weighing you down!) at their new location at Union Station for a few hours or days. As an all-access point to the city, Union station is the ideal spot to drop your baggage with BagsAway and explore Canada’s most vibrant city. 

When: Monday-Friday: 6:00 AM to 11:59 PM. Saturday: 8:00AM – 11:59 PM. Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Where: Skywalk (Next to UP Express) at Union Station, 7 Station St, Toronto, ON M5J 1C3.
How: Use code Layover24 at checkout when booking online to save 10% on your luggage storage.
Closest UP Express station: Union Station

CN Tower Experience

Exterior plaza entrance of the CN Tower in Toronto, ON

Nothing is more Toronto than the CN Tower. The city's unofficial symbol was once the largest freestanding tower in the world at 553.3 meters. Completed in 1976, this popular tourist attraction is a must-visit for those visiting for the first time. Standing atop the CN Tower is a great opportunity to view the entirety of the region while on a time crunch. Expect to spend an hour here if you plan on going up to the top (don’t worry, there are elevators).

When: Hours vary; check before your visit.
Where: 290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario
How: Save 15% off timed ticket admission. Simply show your Long Layover ticket in person to redeem this exclusive offer!
Closest UP Express station: Union Station

Hockey Hall of Fame

Exterior shot of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

If you are a hockey fan, or simply want to learn more about Canada’s favourite pastime, a trip to The Hockey Hall of Fame is necessary. Located steps from Union Station, explore the countless interactive and historic exhibits lining this landmark building. One of the most remarkable sections of The Hockey Hall of Fame is the trophy hall, featuring the original Stanley Cup.

When: The Hockey Hall of Fame is open all year from 10 AM – 5 PM with extended hours until 6 PM in the summer season.
How: Show a copy of your Long Layover Return Ticket to the clerk when purchasing your entrance and receive 15% off general admission.
Where: Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Closest UP Express station: Union Station

City Sightseeing Tours Toronto

City Sightseeing Toronto double-decker tour bus

City Sightseeing Toronto offers comprehensive tours of Toronto to top attractions and landmarks in the city. With UP Long Layover, get exclusive discounts on two of their tours: Double Decker City Tour and the Habour and Islands Tour.

Double Decker City Tour is a hop-on-and-hop-off tour that cruises past through must-see attractions in Toronto! There’s no better way to take in Toronto than a on an open double decker bus. In a few hours, you’ll see 16 points of interest known in Toronto (including the CN Tower and ROM so you can make the most of your Long Layover ticket).

One of the best ways to get a 360-degree view of the Toronto skyline is from Lake Ontario. Luckily, City Sightseeing Harbour Tours offers a 45-minute tour from Toronto Harbour that will take you around Toronto Islands and the waterfront and cover many areas in a short time. Plus, with a live guide offering interactive and informative commentary on your cruise, you will leave having learned about the city.

Closest UP Express stationUnion Station

When: Double Decker tours depart daily from Yonge-Dundas Square starting at 9am during the summer (10am in the winter). Frequency changes during the year so for current information please see here.
The Harbour and Islands cruise is seasonal, weather permitting and subject to the captain’s discretion. The cruise is 45 minutes in duration plus time for boarding and disembarkation.

  • Toronto hop-on-hop-off bus: Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, Ontario
  • Harbour Tours: 249 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario


City Sightseeing Harbour Tours offers 15% off 45-minute cruises for adult participants with a Long Layover Return Ticket.

Show your Long Layover Ticket when purchasing bus and cruise tickets in person to receive your exclusive discount!

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) rotunda

From towering dinosaur skeletons to awe-inspiring contemporary paintings, ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) is home to more than 18 million artworks, artifacts, and specimens from around the world and across the ages. So, it should be no surprise ROM is also the most visited museum in Canada. Plus, ROM hosts some of the world’s best exhibitions!

When: Hours vary; check before your visit.
Where: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON
How: With your Long Layover Ticket, you can save 15% on admission, including special exhibitions. Show your ticket in person when purchasing admission to redeem this offer.
Closest UP Express station: Union Station


If you decide to leave the airport during your layover in Toronto, you will need to clear security again upon your return. Leave lots of time for possible delays at Toronto Pearson International Airport. If arriving from an international destination, admission into Canada is the responsibility of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). UP Express is not responsible for missed connections or visa concerns. When in doubt, check the latest travel requirements and restrictions before planning your layover.