This city has many hidden gems that I could talk about, but today I’m going to tell you about the 192 Airport Rocket bus from Kipling station to Pearson airport.
Most people who are traveling for business will take a taxi or airport limo to get to the airport, since it’s on the company’s dime. But no matter where I am traveling, I always try to use public transit to get to the airport (This doesn’t always work out as planned; last year I almost missed my flight in Vancouver because I took public transit)
On my way to Calgary earlier this week I took the subway and I was very impressed with how quickly I arrived at the airport. Here is the breakdown:
6:54PM Left home
6:59PM Got on Ossington bus
7:09PM Arrived at subway station and got on subway
7:27PM Arrived at Kipling station
7:34PM Jumped on the 192 Airport Rocket
7:44PM Arrived at airport
7:50PM Cleared security and arrived at my gate
That’s 56 minutes door to gate over a distance of approximately 24KMs via public transit, all for a mere $2.10. That’s why I love this city.
Photo courtesy of MartiniBoys.com
Less than 12 hours after I wrote this article, the TTC went on strike. It feels weird without streetcars passing by my place every couple minutes; I think the streetcars add some character to the city.