Jul 15 – 19, 2024
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and University of Waterloo
America/Toronto timezone

Ground Transportation to Waterloo

If flying, you should book your flight to arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) or the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).

Airport Transportation:

Most attendees will be arriving at Pearson International Airport. To facilitate coordinating your airport transportation with others, please take advantage of this sign up sheet. Tab 1 is for Arrivals, and Tab 2 is for Departures. 


NOTE: Organizers will not monitor the sign-up sheet or coordinate rides, you must self-organize. 

The trip from Pearson to Waterloo is approximately 1 - 1.5 hours. Convenient transportation options include:

  • Uber - reserve in advance or on arrival
  • Waterloo Taxi - advance reservation required
  • Airways Transit shuttle service - advance reservation recommended
  • Boulevard Limousine car service - advance reservation required
  • City Cabs local taxi service - advance reservation required. 
  • GO Transit bus and/or commuter train service - options will vary depending on your arrival date and time (2+ hour travel time). The Kitchener-Waterloo GO Train line does not run on weekends. 

Car rental 

Upon arrival at any of the terminals at Pearson International Airport there are a number of car rental agencies to choose from. Their booths are located on the Arrivals level. The costs of a car rental depends on the type of vehicle you would like and the length of the stay. Please note that parking is limited at both U Waterloo and Perimeter. If you intend to drive, it is recommended to leave your vehicle at your accommodations and walk or take public transit to the conference.