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Travel Information

Pearson International Airport

The closest major airport is the Pearson International Airport in Toronto, ON – approximately one hour east of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Region of Waterloo International Aiport

The Region of Waterloo International Aiport is 20 km (about 30 minutes by car) from Waterloo's main campus. The airport is served by WestJet (direct flights to Calgary) and American Airlines (direct flights to Chicago).

To reach Waterloo's main campus from the Region of Waterloo Airport, you'll need to hire a taxi.

Directions by car

UW is located in the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo in southwestern Ontario, about 90 minutes drive west of Toronto or 3 hours east of Windsor-Detroit.

Here is a map of these directions [Printable version].

Local public transportation

Bus and Public transit

From Waterloo Inn to Davis Centre by GRT bus (one way fare CAD $3):
There are 2 options (about 30 minutes).



Local taxis are usually waiting outside the train or bus station. If you need to call for one, you may try the following companies:

It will cost approximately CAD $16 to travel from the bus terminal (Charles St. Transit Terminal) or Kitchener Train Station to Waterloo's main campus. Fares vary depending on the traffic.

Visa Requirements

The following is a complete list of countries with a Canadian visa waiver:

People from other countries may need a visitor visa.