Getting to and through the airport is often the most stressful part of travelling. But it doesn't have to be that way. Imagine arriving at the airport, breezing through security with short wait times (less than 5 minutes on average), and lounging in a terminal with a range of dining and retail options — and getting friendly and efficient service from staff all the while. Does this easy and convenient airport experience sound too good to be true? Well, open your eyes because it's real, and waiting for you at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Travelling to, from and through YTZ is simple.

Both Porter Airlines and Air Canada fly out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), offering travellers an abundance of flight options. Almost 20 different destinations across Canada and the U.S., including a mix of regional airports and key hubs, are accessible right from downtown Toronto. 

Airplanes at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in front of the Toronto skyline

Conveniently located just 3 km from the heart of the city, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is easily accessible from downtown by streetcar, taxi or any ride sharing app with an easy, designated pick-up and drop-off location. From Union Station, a complimentary shuttle bus service offers travellers a comfortable ride equipped with free WiFi. 

Once you arrive at YTZ, you can enjoy a 90-second ferry ride to Toronto Island or traverse the underground tunnel in about six minutes. The airport is a breeze to get through with minimal wait times and seamless, friendly service every step of the way. Be sure to grab a hard copy of Foodism and Escapism in the terminal to peruse while you relax before your flight.

An overhead shot of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and the Toronto skyline

With frequent flights servicing many routes, travellers can make those quick trips to visit friends and family, catch that conference or make that business meeting and still make it home in time for dinner thanks to YTZ's convenient location, speed and ease of travel. 

Travelling within Canada, guests can sip on responsibly sourced coffees and snack on pastries and light bites from Balzac's. Or dig into Mediterranean flavours paired with craft cocktails, beer and wine at Bar Obispo Restaurant. If you're heading to the U.S., Market 416 offers a taste of Toronto's unique flavours with snacks, meals, Ontario craft beer and more. Plus a Duty-Free by Dufry has your shopping needs covered. Forgot to pack your headphones? A Hudson Travel Essentials in both sectors can help you out with any last-minute or forgotten items for your travels.

A flight map of the routes from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

When travelling domestically from YTZ, you can now enjoy elevated comfort before your flight with Toronto’s first Aspire Lounge, in collaboration with Air Canada. The Aspire | Air Canada Café is a 133-seat modern respite featuring super fast WiFi, quiet workspaces and private meeting rooms. Premium, locally-sourced hot and cold food and drinks are available to stay or to-go. Designed with sustainability in mind, the lounge has been built to meet LEED ID+C standards.

The lounge is accessible to all passengers, travelling on any airline, through access methods such as Priority Pass, DragonPass and American Express, along with Air Canada customers with 50K, 75K or Super Elite Status, Star Alliance Gold, Aeroplan premium co-brand cardholders or travellers connecting to a business class ticket. Paid access is also available to customers travelling domestically with any airline either on the day of or via

The passenger terminal is owned and operated by Nieuport Aviation, working closely with PortsToronto, the owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, to provide guests with an exceptional passenger experience. Choose YTZ for a smooth and seamless trip every time you fly.

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