Hipfig Travel Channel offers Travel Video Guides for more than 20 cities in Asia, US, and Canada. If you like our travel videos subscribe to this channel to see more Hey everyone! Welcome to Hipfig’s Video Guide Series on Toronto. In this video we’re going to be discussing how to get from Pearson International Airport to your hotel in downtown Toronto using UP Express trains. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport or YYZ is named after Lester P. Pearson the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and 14th Prime Minister of Canada. The airport is located 22.5 km or 14 miles northwest of downtown Toronto Pearson airport has two active passenger Terminals, Terminal 1 and 3, which both handle domestic, trans-border with the US, and international flights which means travel operations at Pearson are grouped for airlines and airline alliances rather than for domestic and international routes. If you’re arriving from a domestic flight within Canada go directly to baggage claim. If you are arriving from an International flight, then follow the signs for customs or baggage claim which lead to immigration. A border service officer will examine your Declaration Card, ID, and other travel documents. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada with a valid Canadian passport or permanent resident card, and US citizens with valid US passports will be directed to an Automated Border Clearance Machine. Other foreign national will be directed either to a machine or to a booth to clear immigration with an agent. Once you clear immigration follow the signs to baggage claim Once you have picked up your baggage proceed to the exit where you will show the officer your Declaration Card. From the second checkpoint follow signs for ground transportation. Like many large airports, Pearson International Airport offers all forms of ground transportation like taxis, app based share rides, shared vans, rental cars, and public transport outside terminals 1 and 3. If you need to get from one terminal to another, follow the signs for the free Terminal Link Train which runs 24 by 7 and connects Terminal 1 &Terminal 3, and the Sheraton Gateway hotel, the Viscount Station, and the Value Park Garages. A convenient and economical way to get into downtown Toronto is by the Union Pearson Express or UP Express (train). The Union Pearson express is a train that takes you from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in downtown Toronto. The UP Express station is located in Terminal 1 next to the Terminal Link Train station. From Terminal 1 follow the “train to city” signs. All signs are in English and French. From Terminal 3 take the free terminal link train to Terminal 1 and then follow the ” train to city” signs. It will take about 25 minutes to Union Station from Pearson International Airport with trains leaving every 15 minutes. The (UP Express) train operates between 5:30am in the morning and 1am late-night. The UP Express makes three stops at Westin, Bloor, and Union Stations. You can purchase tickets at the ticket vending machines at Toronto’s Pearson UP Express station or at the customer service counter in Terminal 1 at the Arrivals Level, or you can also purchase advance tickets online. Ticket prices vary depending on the distance one way from the airport. You can also use the reloadable value Presto card to pay for your ticket. For more information visit the Hipfig website (hipfig.com) for Toronto under ” getting around, airport to hotel” tab. The last stop on the UP Express is Union Station. Union Station is the main hub for transportation in Toronto. It is located on Front Street West in downtown Toronto. The station is connected to the Toronto Transit Commission or TTC subways and streetcar system, the GO Transit commuter train station, the VIA rail station, and the Union Station Bus Terminal. Once you arrive at the UP Express Union Station (stop) you’ll have to walk a little bit to get into the actual Union Station Building. From Union Station you can catch a cab, or take a subway, or commuter train, or take a bus, or walk to your hotel. Toronto’s union station is also a national historic site of Canada and Heritage Railway station. Happy Travels! Go to hipfig.com for more information or go to our Hipfig Travel Channel on YouTube and be sure to subscribe for regular updates.