International & Exchange  Student CentreWestern International

How to Get Here

London is approximately a 2 hour drive southwest of the City of Toronto.

  1. Search for “London, ON” on Google Maps
  2. Interactive Map of City of London
  3. Map of Western University

If you are traveling to Canada by air, for your convenience, we suggest that you make Toronto your final destination. There are a variety of options to get to London from the Toronto Pearson International Airport, such as by airplane, bus, train, and car.


Flying into London

You can get a connecting flight from Toronto to London’s airport. From the London International Airport you can take a taxi (U-Need-A-Cab, Checker Limousine, or Yellow London Taxi) to London’s downtown or university area. Be sure to call the taxi company to ask for an estimate of the cost.

London Taxi Companies

Driving from the London Airport to Western University


Taking a Bus to London

Several buses travel to London from Toronto and other cities; choose one of the following two options if you are traveling from the Toronto/Detroit airports or downtown Toronto.

1. Catch a Bus from Toronto's Pearson International Airport or the Detroit Metro Airport

The airport bus service below from Toronto or Detroit is less expensive than flying into London. This company offers discounted student rates; bring proof of student status like a student card or letter of acceptance. Reservations are required.

Robert Q Airbus
Telephone: 1-800-265-4948 (free from Canada & U.S.)
Email: airbus@robertq.com


Robert Q is located in terminals 1 and 3 at the ground transportation desk, and outside of the Terminal 2 baggage claim area

2. Take a Bus from Downtown Toronto

If you are INSIDE the city of Toronto and want to get to London, you can take a Greyhound busGreyhound buses also depart from many other cities in Canada and the United States. Tickets may be purchased online or bought the same day from any Greyhound bus terminal. It is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance.

TIP: The Greyhound Bus offers student rates. You will need to have proof of student status such as a letter of acceptance or a student card.

Please visit the Greyhound Bus Lines website for more information.



Taking a Train to London

If you are INSIDE the city of Toronto and want to get to London, another option is to take the VIA Rail Train.

TIP: Discounts are available for travellers aged 12 to 25 years. You will need an identity card with your photo (e.g., passport) and date of birth.

VIA Rail Trains also depart from many other cities in Canada. It is recommended to buy your tickets ahead of time. Tickets may be bought at any Via Rail train station, online, over the phone, or through travel agents.

Please visit the VIA Rail Canada website for more information.



Getting from Downtown London (VIA Rail or Greyhound Stations) to Western

By Public Bus

There are two ways to get to Western on a London Transit Commission (LTC) bus:

Western is a 15-20 minute bus ride from the VIA and Greyhound Stations. A one-way bus fare costs $2.75 and requires exact change. 

By Car By Taxi

Call one of the London Taxi Companies listed above.  


Driving to London

From the East or South on Highway 401 (Downtown Route)

From the East or South on Highway 401 (Peripheral Route)

From the West

From the North