Getting Here

Getting to Western University

London is located in southwestern Ontario, about halfway between Toronto and Detroit.

General information on getting to London can be found on the London Tourism site

Air Travel
London has a small international airport (YXU). Most flights arrive via Toronto Pearson airport (YYZ) or other Canadian cities. From the airport there are car services (Checker Limo), taxis, or rideshare services available to get to your hotel or to the university campus.

Nearby major airports include Toronto (YYZ) or Detroit. Driving to London from either of these airports would take 2-3 hours. There is a RobertQ Airbus provides shuttle service from either Detroit or Toronto airports to London.

London has a downtown train station serviced by Via Rail
Tickets should be purchased well in advance for the best pricing. There is a connector train (UP Express) that provide service every 15 minutes (CAD $12.35) from Toronto airport to the main Toronto train station (Union Station), and from there you can take Via Rail to London. Via Rail also connects to a variety of other locations on the Windsor/Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal rail network. From the London train station you can take taxi or rideshare to your hotel or the university campus.

Bus (cheapest option)

There are a variety of bus options linked on the London Tourism page above. For example, FlixBus and Megabus have service running from Toronto Union Station Bus Terminal to London. You can take the UP Express train from Toronto Pearson airport (YYZ) to Union Station, and it is then a short walk to the Union Station Bus Terminal. Flixbus sometimes has service directly to the university campus. Flixbus and Megabus also service Detroit airport.


London is connected by major highways to US border crossings at Buffalo/ Niagara Falls, Detroit, and Sarnia. Car rentals are also available at the Toronto Airport and renting a car to get to London may provide the greatest flexibility at a comparable price to the train.

Getting Around London
London has rideshare programs (Uber, Lyft) as well as various taxi and car services. In addition, London Transit has several bus routes that service campus and run between downtown and the university.  We hope to provide free transit passes to conference attendees. Apps like Google Maps can provide bus route information, or you can use the LTWatch app for live bus information.