Travel Information

Arriving by Air

Most participants from outside Southern Ontario will find it most convenient to make arrangements to fly into Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport. This large international airport has direct connections to most major destinations around the world. It is roughly a 45 minute drive from McMaster. At Pearson airport, you can take a shuttle (Airways Transit: www.airwaystransit.com, ~ $82 C) , or taxi (~ $100 C), or rent a car to drive to McMaster.

The taxi costs the same amount independent of the number of passengers (up to 4), so coordinating taxi rides to McMaster would be cost effective.

Participants can also fly into Hamilton International Airport, about a 20 minute drive from McMaster. However it has much more limited connectivity, mainly to and from selected Canadian destinations.

Participants can also fly into Toronto's Billy Bishop City Airport. It is located on a small island very close to downtown Toronto, roughly a 1 hour drive to McMaster. It has limited connectivity to Canadian and American destinations.

Participants can also fly into Buffalo Niagara International Airport. It is about a 90 minute drive to McMaster, and involves crossing the US-Canada border by car.

You can download a Campus map here.

From Toronto, Oakville, Burlington

  1. Travel westbound on the QEW or Highway 407
  2. In Burlington, take Highway 403 to downtown Hamilton
  3. Exit Highway 403 at the Main Street West off ramp
  4. At the traffic signal turn left on to Main Street West
  5. After turning left onto Main Street West, turn immediately right on Newton Avenue. As this street crosses King Street it becomes Sterling Street. Proceed up Sterling Street onto the McMaster campus.

From Woodstock, Brantford And London

  1. From Brantford and London travel on Highway 403 to the Aberdeen Avenue exit
  2. Turn left at the first traffic signal and proceed along Longwood Road
  3. Turn left onto Main Street West
  4. After turning left onto Main Street West, turn immediately right on Newton Avenue. As this street crosses King Street it becomes Sterling Street. Proceed up Sterling Street onto the McMaster campus.

You can download a Campus map here.