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I'm coming from Havana 10.30 and my plane to Frankfurt leaves at 18.05. Do I even have a slight change to quick visit in Toronto city center in that time?
And both of my flights are Air Canada's flights!
If you use the UP Express it costs $12 and takes 25 minutes from Terminal 1 to downtown one-way. Pay attention to the time that you exit the customs at the airport. You will not need to re check bags in Toronto. Make sure you return to go back through E Gates security by at least 1600 and you should be fine.
Flying from BC to NS and have a 3 hr layover in TO. Hoping to meet some friends in TO on the layover. Can I leave the secured area and meet them in the main airport? If yes, how much time should I allot myself to get back through security again?
As long as you have both boarding passes you will be allowed to exit and re-enter using the NS boarding pass. Your friends can meet you at Domestic Arrivals. WestJet will be Terminal 3 and Air Canada Terminal 1. When you go back in Terminal 1 it will be D Gates for Canada and Terminal 3 B/C Gates for WestJet.
Layover. Is that enough time to meet a Canadian friend in the airport? Or will all that time be used going through customs and going back through security again? I am an American citizen. Can I use my global entry there? I am flying United Airlines, so where would I meet this person? Thank you!
You can at your own risk. The customs process is much faster if you do not leave the secure area, however if you want to risk this you can try. Normally you would just proceed to F Gates and go straight to Security and US Customs. If you want to leave the secure zone you will have to go to Canada Customs first. Your friend could meet you at Terminal 1 international arrivals. You will have to go inside within about 90 minutes of your next flight as the F Gates security and US Customs lines are longer from the public zone than from within the secure zone. Also Americans may use the automated border kiosks for Canada and US Customs and Toronto. If you are planning to do this you will require both declaration forms.
We have a 10-hour layover in Toronto (landing at 8am and leaving around 6pm). Realistically, I'm guessing that leaves us between 9am and 3pm to leave the airport. Thought we would head into the city for lunch and a quick look around. Suggestions?
Hi all, I'm flying from Calgary to Atlanta with an 18 hour stopover in Toronto. I'm flying in on Westjet and flying out on Delta (codeshare partners). Does anyone know if I will have to collect my baggage when I land and keep it with me for those 18 hours? or will they take care of it and I'll meet my luggage in Atlanta? Thank you in advance for your help!!
My Friend is travelling from Boston to Paris via YYZ. He arrives at YYZ at 4:05 pm and leaves at 7:35. Would he be able to come out of the secure area to meet me for a coffee and would he have time? I know he has to transit through customs--would grabbing a coffee complicate things?
It is possible. He will go through Canadian immigration when he arrives, at that point he could leave security and then come back before his flight.
I have a 24 hr layover in Toronto, arriving from the US on Air Canada Express at 9pm, departing to Dublin on Air Canada Rouge at 9pm the following day. I'm planning to leave the airport, rent a car, and drive down to Niagara for the night. My question is what will happen with my checked bags? For an international connection will I have to pick them up, go through customs, and re-check them? And/or will I have to take them with me when I leave the airport?
You will have to claim your bags and re-check them the next day due to the length of your layover in Toronto.
I have a flight from LGW to Calgary with a 6 hr layover in Toronto. Will I be able to meet a few people at the airport for a little while and do I need to take my luggage with me or will it be sent on the next flight directly?
What airlines are you flying? If both flights are on Westjet then you will have to claim your bags to take them through Canadian customs but then can immediately re-check them at the re-check desk, then you can meet your friends. You have to head back to security a little more than an hour before your flight to Calgary.