Toronto is such an exciting City. It is always bustling with life, it has a population of over 5 million people and it is famous for many things including its multi-cultural cuisine, its nightlife, its beautiful shore lines on lake Ontario. It is for that reason that Toronto is attracting tourists from all over the world.
In the past 5 years, more than 1 million tourists visited the city. Now the question is how you can get around in the amazing city?
In my recent visits I got to learn a lot about the city, and that is why I’d like to share my expertise and all the things that I learnt about the city. It is part of my passion for this cool and hippy place. So then, what are the best modes of transportation in Toronto?
I’ll discuss 5 of the most popular options for transportation in Toronto, ranging from affordable to luxurious! And they’ll be cool!
Exploring Toronto Transportation
If you’re visiting Toronto and want to travel in style, there are plenty of affordable as well as luxurious transportation options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for regular bus service, subway, car rental, limousine or even if you want to splurge on a luxurious experience, here are the top ways to travel in luxury while visiting Toronto.
Most Affordable – TTC
At the most affordable end of the spectrum is the Toronto Transit Commision (TTC). The TTC offers subway, bus and streetcar service throughout the city. It is very affordable and tickets can be bought for a few dollars. Coverage is also pretty good, with most of the downtown areas well accessible.
If you have more of a budget, then consider renting a luxury car for a day or two. You can find some great deals on luxury car rentals if you book in advance. You may even hire a private driver or take a limousine tour of the city.
Uber & Taxi Services
There are a few different ways to get around Toronto, but one of the most popular is to use an Uber and/or taxi services.
Uber is a ridesharing service that allows you to request a ride from your phone. You’ll be able to see how much the ride will cost before you confirm, so there’s no surprises. Ubering in Toronto is simple and very effective and affordable. The only potential downside of Uber is that surge pricing during rush hour can sometimes make it more expensive than a taxi.
Taxi services are more traditional way of getting around. You can and are able to hail a taxi from the street or call one to your location. Sometimes, however, taxis can be hard to come by in some areas, and they’re not always as clean or comfortable as an Uber. I usually prefers ubers because they’re just easy to use and ride, and you don’t have to hail anyone in the street.
Another one of my fav options is using a car services. You can easily find reliable and reputable rental cars that you can drive yourself and have fun at the same time. Car services can sometimes come with a chauffeur, or you may rent a car on your own and choose to drive it yourself.
Limousine Rental Services
There are plenty of ways to get around Toronto, but if you want to travel in style, then a limousine service/rental is the way to go. If you’re looking for group transportation for a large number of people then choosing a party bus or limo bus rental company may be the way to go. Deluxelimoandpartybus.ca has options available for rental bus limousines that can accommodate up to 45 passengers. They offer a variety of vehicles to choose from, so you can find one that’s perfect for your group. They also have a wide range of buses rentals to fit a variety of budgets and group sizes.
Taking a helicopter tour to enjoy an aerial view of Toronto is the best way to explore the city’s beauty. There are a number of helicopter tours are available in Toronto, Canada. These amazingly adventure filled tours offer short scenic views, longer excursions and unforgettable travel experiences. For only a 30 minute ride, the price of these tours could cost you a lot of money $.
Each of these traveling options has pros and cons. You should keep certain factors in mind when choosing any of the above mentioned tours.
Public transport can cost you less. This option is pretty much secure, clean and cheaper. A huge number of public tourist attraction spots are available through Toronto.
If you are considering to a taxi or Uber, this option can be super easy and hassle free, taking you to your desired destination in minutes.
Limousines and bus rentals are the most luxurious way to travel, but they also can cost in the range of a few hundred dollars for an evening.
There are many different and unique ways to travel when exploring Toronto. Spending good and quality time is all that matters. Make sure you choose according to your traveling requirements to make your traveling journey more memorable and adventurous.
Ferona Jose is a passionate travel writer and blogger at Travelistia. She has traveled throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Her writing focuses on cheap travel destinations, travel experiences, cultural insights, and travel hacks.