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Airlines & airport transportation

With service provided by both Air Canada and WestJet, London is easily accessible by air. The London International Airport is located approximately 10 km northeast of Downtown London, and 12 km from Western University.

Airlines

Air Canada provides air service from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal directly to London. A short and direct route takes you to and from the London International Airport to the University. The London International Airport is also serviced by West Jet.

Air Canada
www.aircanada.com
Air Canada will apply a 10% discount* for Congress travelers going direct to London (YXU), ON when the following promotion code is used at the time of online booking: FYWK7Q61

*Terms & Conditions:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: London (YXU), ON
  • The travel period begins Saturday, May 23, 2020 and ends Friday, June 12, 2020.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.
  • The discount and the fare are subject to all applicable taxes and surcharges.

Air Canada will apply a 10% discount* for Congress travelers going to Toronto (YTZ or YYZ), ON when the following promotion code is used at the time of online booking: EJQUDUJ1

*Terms & Conditions:

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Toronto (YTZ or YYZ), ON
  • The travel period begins Saturday, May 23, 2020 and ends Friday, June 12, 2020.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.

WestJet
www.westjet.com
WestJet will offer varying discounts for Congress attendees when booking a flight into and out of London or Toronto. For travel within Canada, you may receive 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares. For attendees travelling Trans-border**, you may receive 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares.

To receive the discount, you must use the following coupon code at the time of online booking: W82ZP78 

*Terms & Conditions:

  • The travel period begins Monday, May 25, 2020 and ends Saturday, June 11, 2020.
  • *Basic fare class is excluded from discount. 
  • **Discount codes are valid for travel on the dates indicated above.
  • Percentage discount is applied to base fare. Taxes, fees and charges are extra.
  • Only one discount code may be used per booking. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount codes, promotional offers or companion voucher bookings.
  • Discount can be used for a one-way or round-trip booking, but not towards multi-city bookings. 
  • Discount only applies to flights marketed and operated wholly by WestJet, WestJet Encore, WestJet Link, and Delta flights marketed by WestJet via codeshare. It is not applicable when traveling with our other code-share, interline or other airline partners.
  • WestJet dollars, Travel Bank and gift cards cannot be used as a form of payment.

Airport transportation - Toronto, Detroit

Robert Q Airbus
Robert Q Airbus offers airport bus service from the Pearson International Airport (Toronto) or the Detroit Metro Airport to London. Reservations are required. Book with code 6112 for a 10% discount. If travelling in a group (10, 13, or 16 passengers), you may be interested in chartering an entire bus. The bus will only be assigned to the specific group and will pickup and drop off at your “destination” address in London at no extra charge.
Reservation method: book online at robertq.com, email airbus@robertq.com (or charters@robertq.com for private charter), or call 519-673-6804 / 1-800-265-4948.
Please note: Robert Q does not travel from the London International Airport to campus.

Greyhound
You can catch a Greyhound bus from Pearson International Airport (Toronto). The Greyhound terminal is located in Pearson terminal 1.
Tel: 1-800-661-8747
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
For buses that go to the Western campus: www.greyhound.ca/Express
For buses that go to the downtown London terminal: www.greyhound.ca

Airpot transportation - London

Taxi
Taxi to or from the London International Airport will cost $35-$40 plus tax (one-way). View the list of taxis.

London Transit
London Transit's Route 36 services the airport on weekdays, 14 times daily.
www.londontransit.ca

Uber
Download the app and book an Uber to get to your destination.

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Travel by train

The Via Rail train station is located at 205 York Street, approximately 4km from the Western University campus. 

VIA Rail Canada
1-888-842-7245 
1-800-268-9503 (for the hearing impaired)

VIA Rail is offering 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, and Sleeper class to Congress travelers using the Convention Fare discount code: 14029

Terms & Conditions:

  • Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
  • Discount is valid for travel between May 25, 2020 and June 7, 2020. 
  • Applicable from all stations throughout the VIA system to London, ON and return.
  • Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied. 
  • Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. 
  • One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

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Car rentals

Hertz
See special Congress rates and info here.
1-800-654-3131
1-800-654-2280 (for the hearing impaired)
London Airport Location: 519-659-6100
Toronto Pearson Airport Location: 416-674-2020
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport: 416-203-0386

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