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Just a short drive from Toronto, Hamilton is a great airport to fly into for any Southern Ontario Getaway. With short lines and fewer crowds, it’s very easy to get in and out quickly, and the city is conveniently located between Toronto and Niagara Falls. If you’re sticking close to the airport, there’s endless opportunities for fun and adventure. If the outdoors are calling your name, Hamilton has earned the title of 'Waterfall Capital of the World' with over 100 waterfalls within the city's limits.
There are lots of options for getting around in Hamilton. You can take the local city bus, also known as the HSR. You can pick up a SoBi Bike from one of 120 hubs in the city or take a cab or ride share. Click here for more details on getting around Hamilton.
If you want to visit Toronto, there are many ways to get into the big city from Hamilton. You can catch a GO Bus or Train from Hamilton's downtown GO Station, which is a 20-minute drive from the airport, and both the bus and the train will drop you off right downtown at Union Station, in the heart of Toronto.
If you're looking for more freedom and flexibility, Swoop has great deals on car rentals. You can pick up right at the Hamilton airport and from there, it's approximately 1 hour into downtown Toronto – just be sure to check the traffic report first, and make sure you've got access to parking at your end location!
Between April and November, check out one of the Lady Hamilton Group’s free walking tours. Choose from Historic Downtown, Modern Downtown and James Street North tours.
Hamilton is a hub of Canadian comedy - Canadian comedy legends Eugene Levy, Ivan Reitman, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas all come from Hamilton.