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[Merged] T.O. Airport Parking and Flying

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[Merged] T.O. Airport Parking and Flying

These are the deals (with coupons) that I have found so far for parking and flying at the Toronto Pearson Airport:

Direct Flight http://www.directflightparking.com/promo_main.htm
(Parking location: 655 Dixon Road, Doubletree Plaza Hotel)
$25.95/week + taxes

Park 'N Fly http://parknfly.ca/summer2006/national.php?=70000
(Parking location: 626 Dixon Road, beside Radisson Suites)
$29.95/week + taxes

Skyparx http://www.skyparx.ca/coupon.html
(Parking location: 23 Fasken Drive, Toronto, ON)
$34.75/week + taxes (every 6th & 7th day free)

GTAA http://www.gtaa.com/documents/parking/r ... on_web.jpg
(Parking location: 6135 Airport Road, opposite Terminal 3)
$47.20/week include taxes, i.e. $41.40 before PST & GST

Comments, past experience and better deals (if any) please.
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I have tried them all and it is really hit and miss. Depending on how busy they are, you can wait anywhere from 1 min to an hour for their shuttle to pick you up when you return. Park N Fly has the most shuttles, but if they are busy, their buses are jam packed and it is a hassle getting on with luggage.

However, the GTAA long term lot now has a monorail that will take you directly to the terminal in 6 minutes avoiding shuttles altogether. I would try that one from now on.

My other advice for departing is to park at the terminal for a few minutes, go inside to check your bags, then go park at the offsite lots. Give yourself lots of extra time to do this, but you save the hassle of taking luggage onto the shuttles.

One last tip for parking short term at the terminals. With the new pay stations at T1 and T3, if you will be there less than one hour, pay as soon as you arrive or at least within the 1st half hour. You will be charged $2.25 for 1/2 hour, but they also give you an additional half hour grace period to leave. So you end up paying on $2.25 for an hour. Otherwise, if for example you stayed for 35 minutes before paying , you will have to pay $5.50 for the 1st hour.
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Jono wrote: One last tip for parking short term at the terminals. With the new pay stations at T1 and T3, if you will be there less than one hour, pay as soon as you arrive or at least within the 1st half hour. You will be charged $2.25 for 1/2 hour, but they also give you an additional half hour grace period to leave. So you end up paying on $2.25 for an hour. Otherwise, if for example you stayed for 35 minutes before paying , you will have to pay $5.50 for the 1st hour.
Excellent tip- thanks Jono
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Last April, I flew to Calgary and used Direct Flight because they were the cheapest at the time.

Never again.

When I returned, I called the number they gave me and stood where they told me to wait for a van that they said would come by in 5 minutes.

15 minutes later -- no van. Called again. Be there in 5 minutes

15 minutes later -- still no van. Called again. Be right there.

5 minutes later, a van shows up. Seems the driver was busy driving his family around.

Meanwhile, I counted at least 4, maybe 5 Park&Fly vans picking people up.

Very annoying. Cheaper isn't always better.

With the new monorail in place, I'm toying with the idea of spending the extra cash to just park at the airport next time. Has anyone used it yet?

--Pete
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Pete Jones wrote:Last April, I flew to Calgary and used Direct Flight because they were the cheapest at the time.

Never again.

When I returned, I called the number they gave me and stood where they told me to wait for a van that they said would come by in 5 minutes.

15 minutes later -- no van. Called again. Be there in 5 minutes

15 minutes later -- still no van. Called again. Be right there.

5 minutes later, a van shows up. Seems the driver was busy driving his family around.

Meanwhile, I counted at least 4, maybe 5 Park&Fly vans picking people up.

Very annoying. Cheaper isn't always better.

With the new monorail in place, I'm toying with the idea of spending the extra cash to just park at the airport next time. Has anyone used it yet?

--Pete

I had the same experience with Direct Flight - never again.

As for the monorail, I have taken it for a ride to try it out between T1 and the parking lot. The trip literally takes 6 minutes, and you shouldn't have to wait more than 6 minutes for the next train to arrive. The only consideration I had was how to carry luggage on board. I did notice that there were many luggage carts abandoned throughout the long term lot. Theoretically, you could take one of these onto the monorail as there are elevators and wide doors making them handicap accessible. I did notice in T1 that there were narrow gates at the entrance to the monorail station with a "no luggage cart" sign on it, but the gate was opened wide enough to permit a cart through. I don't know if I would depend on finding a luggage cart in the parking lot if you were bringing several bags with you, but if you can manage to drag them onto a shuttle bus, this shouldn't be any more difficult.
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Thanks for the advice and sharing of past experience. Any one else?
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I'm also looking for parking for one week in T.O at/near the airport.

Any tips or new coupons?
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I am going to trying the GTAA long term parking next week. I haven't went there before. Is it difficult to find or not? Any street sign on Highway 409 will point me over there? :confused:
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Symcor wrote:
Oct 10th, 2006 10:07 pm
I am going to trying the GTAA long term parking next week. I haven't went there before. Is it difficult to find or not? Any street sign on Highway 409 will point me over there? :confused:
Take the Airport Road exit from Hwy409 before you get to the terminal and then turn right. It it will be on your right hand side.
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mayfly wrote:
Sep 5th, 2006 6:04 pm
These are the deals (with coupons) that I have found so far for parking and flying at the Toronto Pearson Airport:

Direct Flight http://www.directflightparking.com/promo_main.htm
(Parking location: 655 Dixon Road, Doubletree Plaza Hotel)
$25.95/week + taxes

Park 'N Fly http://parknfly.ca/summer2006/national.php?=70000
(Parking location: 626 Dixon Road, beside Radisson Suites)
$29.95/week + taxes

Skyparx http://www.skyparx.ca/coupon.html
(Parking location: 23 Fasken Drive, Toronto, ON)
$34.75/week + taxes (every 6th & 7th day free)

GTAA http://www.gtaa.com/documents/parking/r ... on_web.jpg
(Parking location: 6135 Airport Road, opposite Terminal 3)
$47.20/week include taxes, i.e. $41.40 before PST & GST

Comments, past experience and better deals (if any) please.
I used the GTAA back in June. Waited maybe a whold 2-3 minutes for the bus to arrive. No problemo's whatsoever. Now I beleive the Rail Car is up & running so it should be even smoother than before!!!!!

sk
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Revised pricing for fall 2007

Direct Flight http://www.directflightparking.com/promo_main.htm
(Parking location: 655 Dixon Road, Doubletree Plaza Hotel)
$25.95/week + taxes

Skyway Park
http://www.skywaypark.ca/?Tab=Printable%20Coupon
(Parking location: 60 Skyway Ave, Toronto, ON)
$37.00/week include taxes, i.e. $32.45 before PST & GST

Skyparx http://www.skyparx.ca/coupon.html
(Parking location: 23 Fasken Drive, Toronto, ON)
$34.75/week + taxes (every 6th & 7th day free)

Park 'N Fly http://parknfly.ca/fall2006/toronto/toronto.html?=70622
(Parking location: 626 Dixon Road, beside Radisson Suites)
$39.95/week + taxes

GTAA http://www.gtaa.com/documents/parking/r ... on_web.jpg
(Parking location: 6135 Airport Road, opposite Terminal 3)
$52.00/week include taxes, i.e. $45.61 before PST & GST
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treasureseeker wrote:
Oct 19th, 2006 1:53 pm
Revised pricing for fall 2007

Direct Flight http://www.directflightparking.com/promo_main.htm
(Parking location: 655 Dixon Road, Doubletree Plaza Hotel)
$25.95/week + taxes

Skyway Park
http://www.skywaypark.ca/?Tab=Printable%20Coupon
(Parking location: 60 Skyway Ave, Toronto, ON)
$37.00/week include taxes, i.e. $32.45 before PST & GST

Skyparx http://www.skyparx.ca/coupon.html
(Parking location: 23 Fasken Drive, Toronto, ON)
$34.75/week + taxes (every 6th & 7th day free)

Park 'N Fly http://parknfly.ca/fall2006/toronto/toronto.html?=70622
(Parking location: 626 Dixon Road, beside Radisson Suites)
$39.95/week + taxes

GTAA http://www.gtaa.com/documents/parking/r ... on_web.jpg
(Parking location: 6135 Airport Road, opposite Terminal 3)
$52.00/week include taxes, i.e. $45.61 before PST & GST
According to Park n Fly website, price is 64.95 per week, for lowest priced option.
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My wife and I just came back from a trip last weekend.

We used the GTAA reduced rate lot.

On the way in:
-Parked in the lot
-Grabbed an available luggage cart and loaded our luggage onto it.
(they are usually just abandoned around the lot and near the entrance -- in another thread, it was suggested that we shouldn't count on there being luggage carts available but we found lots at 7:30 in the morning on a saturday)
-Wheeled into the building and went up the elevator to the level where the train is
-Waited 3 minutes for a train
-The train cars are huge -- no problem with luggage carts
-Took us right to Terminal 1

On the way out:
-Once we got our luggage we wheeled over to the train platform
-train arrived in a few minutes -- we were at the parking lot shortly afterward.

I'd say it was better than any airport parking experience I've ever had.

If you just have a small carry-on then park 'n fly is your best bet, but the GTAA reduced rate lot, especially with the new train, beats anything other than having a ride waiting for you.

--Pete
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joshmxpx wrote:
Dec 14th, 2006 2:36 pm
According to Park n Fly website, price is 64.95 per week, for lowest priced option.
Their site just quoted me $49.95 for their Toronto economy site.

They seem to change their rates often.

We used Skyway Park about a month ago and they worked out very well for us.
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DirectFlight has always been good for me. Ill be using it tommorow

You gotta call those guys as soon as the luggage carousel starts blinking.
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