Here is where we discuss what to expect at the four biggest airports in Ontario. And in other posts you’ll find information about pilot training, services and attractions on offer and what to do to pass the time.
The Toronto Pearson airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. There is an automated LINK Train that runs between both terminals and a parking lot close by.
Terminal 1 has the world’s fastest moving walkway called The Express Walkway. This airport can have long, slow security lines, so arrive early for peace of mind. If you have young children with you entertain them with online learning games.
Airside, you’ll find local and well-known eateries, shops and free Wi-Fi. In both terminals some food concessions are open 24 hours a day. Economy class travelers can pay to enter a few airport lounges.
London Airport is a small terminal with a few restaurants. These close down latest 8:30 pm. There are well stocked vending machines for food and snacks.
There are no private lounges here, but free Wi-Fi is available. There are plenty of good hotels nearby. There are lots of power outlets for mobile charging.
ATMs are available and Duty-free alcohol can only be purchased by international passengers. City bus service is available to and from the Airport and there are car rental agencies onsite. Metered taxis are in the ground transportation area.
Ottawa Airport has a single terminal, that is spread over three levels. You’ll definitely enjoy the super-efficient security lines and of course, free Wi-Fi. There are a few restaurants and shops available, and one diner stays open 24 hours in the pre-secure area. If you’re willing to pay the entry fee, there are two airport lounges that offer some extra comfort.
Thunder Bay Airport is made up of a small, two-level terminal with a few of eateries and shops. The airport is open from 3:30AM daily until last flight of the day (around 1:30AM). Wi-Fi is free.
There are no private or pay per use lounges at this airport, but you’ll find some nice hotels nearby. ATMs are available and the airport boasts a business center on the 2nd floor. There are no duty-free shops here but there’s gift shop on the second floor.
There are no 24-hour eateries and only two restaurants open daily. You might have to rely on vending machines if you’re hungry. For transport you can use Thunder Bay Transit Bus, there are car rental agencies on site and metered taxis are always available.
All the 540 airports in Ontario offer different services, you’ll find lists and descriptions here, we hope you enjoy your travels.