Travel & Transit
Peterborough is sufficiently close to Ontario’s major transit hubs. Downtown Toronto is only a 1.5-2 hour drive away depending on traffic conditions. The Kawartha’s and Ontario’s cottage country is at your door.
The closest international airport to Peterborough is Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), 143km from the city centre, and Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ) which is home to Porter Airlines. Airport shuttle service are available that operate between Peterborough and Pearson.
Peterborough is home to a small municipal airport (YPQ) that supports general aviation and air ambulance services.
Train and Bus Service
The Lakeshore East train corridor provides GO rail service between Toronto and Oshawa, and GO Bus service is available between Oshawa and
Peterborough. Transit times can vary between 2 and 3 hours depending on schedules.
A Greyhound bus terminal is located in downtown Peterborough, including numerous departures to Toronto every day.
The nearest Via Rail stations to Peterborough are located in Cobourg, Port Hope, and Oshawa/Whitby.
Peterborough Transit operates twelve regular routes within the urban area of the city, including express routes to both Trent University and Fleming College.
A number of cab companies operate in Peterborough and the city is large enough to support 24x7x365 availability.
The city has a rich bike path infrastructure and biking to work is very popular in the warmer seasons.