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September 29 - October 1, 2017
MOOT30 Travel Information

London is a city in southwestern Ontario that is home to nearly 400 000 inhabitants, making it Canada's 11th largest city. It can be found roughly 200 km southwest of Toronto and 200 km northeast of Windsor.

Eastern Canada

Travelling by Plane
London International Airport (YXU) is on the far east side of the city (1750 Crumlin Rd.), about 15 kilometres from downtown. London's airport is served by Air Canada, who provides direct service from Windsor, Toronto and Ottawa, and by Westjet, who provides direct service from Toronto.

Alternately you may wish to fly into Toronto's Pearson Airport and take ground transportation to London. The commute from Pearson to downtown London is typically about 2 hours, but can be much longer if Toronto traffic is congested. From Pearson, you could either rent a car or take the Robert Q airport shuttle service. The nearest drop-off location within London would be at the Robert Q station, which is a 3 km west of the Delta Armouries Hotel. A one-way ticket is $64; round-trip ticket is $128.

Travelling by Train
The Via rail station is on the southern edge of downtown London (205 York St.), less than a kilometre from the Delta Armouries Hotel. Direct service from Windsor and Toronto.

Travelling by Bus
The Greyhound bus station is on the southern edge of downtown London (101 York St.), a block from the Via Rail station and just over a kilometre from the Delta Armouries. Direct service from Windsor, Toronto.

Travelling by Car
London is within a reasonable driving distance to most major cities within Ontario and also to Toronto's Pearson Airport. The major highway into London is the 401; downtown London is about 15 minutes north of the 401.

Distances to select Canadian cities:
  • Kitchener/Waterloo: 111 km
  • Guelph: 119 km
  • Hamilton: 128 km
  • Toronto (Pearson Airport): 172 km
  • Toronto (downtown): 192 km
  • Windsor: 191 km
  • Kingston: 441 km
  • Ottawa: 628 km
  • Montreal: 720 km
  • Sherbrooke: 878 km
  • Quebec City: 984 km
  • Halifax: 1971 km

Public transit
London Transit runs buses all over the city. One-way fare is $2.75; free transfer for 90 minutes of travel. The following routes will be of most interest:

London Airport to Delta Armouries Hotel.
Route 36, then transfer to route 20 at Fanshawe College. The 20 stops at the Delta Armouries. Note that route 36 only operates on weekdays. Travel time ~1 hour.

Delta Armouries Hotel to Western.
Walk one block west to Wellington Street, then jump on the 13 or walk three blocks west to Richmond Street and take route 4. Travel time ~15 minutes.

Western to the London Airport.
Take route 4 or 13 south and transfer at Oxford Street to route 17 heading east, then transfer to route 36 at Fanshawe College. Note that route 36 only operates on weekdays. Travel time ~1 hour.

The official taxi provider at the London airport is Checker. Fare from the London Airport to the Delta Armouries or Western is about $25 one way. In addition to Checker, several other cab companies serve London. Rental car
If you are renting a car in London, likely you will be picking it up from the airport. There are four car rental companies at the London Airport:
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Enterprise
  • National