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  • T1 to T3 2 hours
    Apr 18, 2016
    I am flying in from Sault ste. Marie (YAM) to YYZ, then flying from YYZ to Amsterdam (AMS) I land in terminal 1 and fly out of terminal 3, will 2 hours be enough time? Also do I collect my bags? Where do I go through customs? Thank you


    There is no Canadian customs when exiting Canada. Are your reservations on one ticket or two separate tickets? What airlines are you flying?


    Our reservations are on one ticket through Expedia we are flying air canada and KLM. Do you there is enough time? Thank you


    You won't have to claim your bags. I think you have just enough time. You will have to go through security again.


    Thank you


  • Transit YYZ Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 how ?
    Apr 17, 2016
    I am coming in from Carribean airlines to Terminal 3 at 7:10pm and then going to T3 for flight to Warsaw LOT airlines. Will I have engouh time, and how do I get to T3 and how long? Thanks.


    You didn't post your departure time so I don't know if you have enough time.


  • US Customs
    Apr 14, 2016
    I am flying into Toronto (terminal 3) from Canada for a connection to the US. I know that I have to collect my bag prior to proceeding through customs, etc. My question is, I have a friend arriving to this terminal 40 mins after me from another flight (also going to the US), and would like to wait for her before going through this process. Is it possible to wait (after picking up my luggage) to do this? We will have about a 4 hour layover total.


    Yes, considering your long layover you may not even be allowed into the preclearance area until closer to your flight.


  • T3 International to T3 Domestic
    Apr 13, 2016
    I arrive at T3 from the Caribbean (Caribbean Airlines) at 7:10pm and connecting to T3 domestic (Westjet) for 8pm departure. I have 45min for my connection And only carry on bags. Do I have to go through security? Do I have enough time?


    Yes, you will have to go through Canadian immigration, customs, and security. WHile I won't say it's impossible, it's pretty close to it.


  • Connecting
    Apr 12, 2016
    Briitish citizen flying DCA - YYZ terminal 3 then terminal 3 YYZ -LHR 1st leg Air Wisconsin 2nd leg BA Will I have to retrieve my luggage in Toronto? Is Terminal 3 big? and I read that the new ETA for passing through YYZ isn't needed until 'the fall' ? Thank you for any help offered


    I believe you will have to claim your baggage as I believe Terminal 3 isn't set up for international to international connections in the same way as Terminal 1 is. Terminal 3 isn't that large.


  • luggage/customs
    Apr 12, 2016
    traveling from Chicago O'Hare Int. to Halifax NS with layover in Toronto, do we have to collect our luggage and go though customs if so how do we then recheck our luggage


    In Toronto you will go through Canadian immigration, claim your bags, go through customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk immediately after, and then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • enough time in YYZ
    Apr 7, 2016
    we will be flying through YYZ on route from Vancouver to Sao Paulo. We have about 1hr45mins. is this enough time? would we need to change terminals?


    What airlines are you flying? Is everything on the same reservation or separate?


    all is on the same reservation (air Canada)


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You don't have to change terminals. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting through YYZ
    May 30, 2016
    Will one hour and 20 minutes be enough time time connect to my flight to Miami in Toronto? I arrive from Ottawa at 6:50am and flight to Miami is at 8:15. Thank you!


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


    I will be arriving in Toronto @ 10:16a terminal E. My connection flight departure time is @11:20a terminal 1. Will i have enough time to connect these two flights?


  • Baggage claim, connecting flights
    Apr 3, 2016
    I'm flying from Halifax to St.Maarten(Caribbean). I have a connecting flight in Toronto. Any idea if my luggage will be transferred over to my final destination? or do I have to take my bags out and recheck them in again?


    Forgot to mention I'm flying westjet


    Yes, your bags will be transferred for you. You just have to go to your departure gate.


    Sep 10, 2016
    Flying Air Canada, Halifax to Orlando with connection at Pearson. Do I have to claim my baggage before proceeding to US Customs? If so, is the baggage claim for US connections located in the same are as domestic Baggage claims?


    Your baggage will be waiting for you at the US Immigration and Customs preclearance area. It will not be in the regular domestic baggage claim.


    I'm flying from Nigeria to Saskatoon. Flight with Turkish airlines goes from Nigeria to Toronto with connecting flight on air Canada from Toronto to Saskatoon. Do I need to claim my bags at Toronto and go through customs? Or will my bags be transferred to air Canada aircraft without claiming them?


  • Customs with a tight connection time
    Apr 2, 2016
    I am flying out of Halifax to West Palm Beach with Air Canada and I have a connecting flight in Toronto, also Air Canada.. I have one hour and 20 mins layover. Is this enough time to go through customs and make my flight to West Palm Beach?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Is there a bus connecting D1-12 to E68-81 gates in Terminal 1?
    Mar 29, 2016
    On the Terminal 1 map of the Toronto Pearson Airport website ther are two bus bays, one next to gate D6, the other next to gate E69. Is there such a connecting bus? How often does it run>


    It appears that those bus bays are for transporting passengers to remotely parked aircraft and that there is not a shuttle between them. Nor is there a need for one, it's not a difficult walk.


  • eTA necessity
    Mar 25, 2016
    I will fly from Dublin to Toronto with Air Canada Rouge, and seven hours later from Toronto to San Frfancisco with again Canada Rouge. Is it in this instance still necessary to get an eTA?


    Unless you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, yes it is.


  • Transit visa needed?
    Mar 19, 2016
    One of my friend is travelling from Mexico City to Paris on 24th May 2016. His nationality is Mexican . The itineary is following. 1. From Mexico City to Toronto by Air Canada (arrival at Toronto 18:40) 2. Toronto to Paris by Lufthansa (departure from Toronto 19:40) Both to/from from Terminal 1. Is there any requirement for him to apply for Transit visa? Currently he is in Germany, so if he needs to apply for visa he needs to apply from here.


    Note that the Toronto to Paris flight will also be operated by Air Canada. As a Mexican citizen, he can transit Canada with only electronic travel authorization if he has held a Canadian visa within the last 10 years or if he holds a US Visa. If he holds neither, then he needs a Canadian Transit Visa.


    Thank you ZAP for your answer. Yes he holds a US visa for 10 years. But for eTA, the government website http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp mentions that for a Mexican citizen you need to be "a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. and have an alien registration card (Green Card)". Does the 10 year US visa qualify as a permanent resident of the US?


    Yes, that would imply that he needs to apply for a Canadian Transit Visa. I'm saying what I read on Wikipedia. I suggest he contact a Canadian consulate or embassy.


  • Is 50 mins enough to catch a connecting flight ?
    Apr 26, 2016
    I'm travelling from Ottawa to varadero(Cuba). I have a connecting flight of 50 mins in Toronto. Would that be enough and do have have to check my bags again in Toronto ?


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags in Toronto if both flights are on the same reservation. That should be enough time.


    Did you make it on time. I have a similar réservation and à little worried.


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