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Nestled in the heart of South Central Ontario, Waterloo Region is well positioned in proximity to transport infrastructure along the Highway 401 corridor including auto, rail and air transport services providing seamless access to the major population centers of Ontario, Quebec and the Canadian and U.S Northeast.  

Air Travel 

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The Region of Waterloo shares proximity to three international airports providing significant access to domestic and international flight routes within a one-hour drive: 
Region of Waterloo Airport (YFK) 
Located less than 25 minutes from regional sport venues, Region of Waterloo Airport’s carriers are Westjet, Sunwing, FlyGTA Airlines and Pivot Airlines. 
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) 
Located approximately 50 minutes drive from Waterloo Region, Toronto Pearson International Airport is the primary airport serving Toronto and its metropolitan area. The largest and busiest airport in Canada with over 75 airlines operating approximately 1,250 daily flights across the globe, Pearson is serviced by all major Canadian carriers including Air Canada, Westjet and Porter along with major international carriers. 
John C Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) 
Located approximately 50 minutes drive from Waterloo Region, John C Munro Hamilton International Airport is the primary airport serving Hamilton and the southern portion of the Golden Horseshoe featuring the following major carriers: Air Transat, Swoop, Westjet and Sunwing. 

Travel by Rail 

Waterloo Region is accessible by both VIA Rail (Along the Windsor-Quebec City corridor) with a station in Kitchener as well as GO Transit (Kitchener line) with a station in Kitchener. Between the two services Waterloo Region is accessible by multiple trains daily across the province and the Greater Toronto Area. 

Regional Transit 

Grand River Transit is the major regional transit provider for Waterloo Region, providing bus and light rail infrastructure across the municipalities and townships.  

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Travel by Car and Bus 

Waterloo Region is easily accessible by Highway 401, connecting the area to major metropolitan areas stretching from Windsor through the GTA and onto Ottawa and Montreal within a day’s drive. The Conestoga Expressway (Highway 7 & 8) serves as the main thoroughfare connecting the municipalities and major venues and attractions. Major coach lines that service Waterloo Region and can provide arrival & departure as well as in region transport services include: 

Ayr Coach Lines  

Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches 

Voyago Charters  

Looking for more information or support in coordinating your transportation? Contact Allister Scorgie, Director of Sport Hosting at  

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