Travel and Immigration

Immigration requirements

The type of visa needed to enter Canada depends on factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your visit and its duration.

You can find out if you need a visa for visiting Toronto by following the next steps on this website. 


Get a discount on your travel with UP Express

If you are flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport and need to get to downtown Toronto for ISBT International Congress, be sure to take advantage of the UP Express group program - and get tickets at 25% off!

Just visit before June 2, 2018 and:
• Select “From Pearson To Union,”
• Select an adult return ticket for your round-trip
• Add to order then click the ‘Buy Now’ button and then Checkout to pay for ticket

At checkout:
• Apply the promo code ISBT2018 during purchase...there is a box to enter it and apply. Use promo code ISBT2018 to get your discount on adult return tickets from Pearson Station to Union Station. It's that easy!

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes - less than half the time it often takes by car. Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05.27 and the last train departing at 00.57. There is no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

How to reach Toronto

Most visitors arrive at Pearson International Airport, Toronto. This airport features in the list of top 30 airports in the world. It is located 28km northwest of downtown and is served by most major airlines. Another airport located near the city is the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which handles short-haul regional flights only (Canada and the U.S.). 

To get to the city center will take you about 30 - 60 minutes by car, but it only takes 25 minutes on the UP express and it takes you to the heart of the downtown area. Allow extra time if you will be travelling during the heaviest traffic, weekdays 6-9 am and 4-7 pm.

Transfers from the airport

The Pearson Airport is well-connected to different parts of the city by bus (Downtown Express and TTC), taxi, car rental and train services. UP Express offers all ISBT congress delegates 25% discount on adult return tickets from Pearson Station to Union Station. Purchase your ticket at and use the promo code ISBT2018. The full fare costs is C$ 12,40 return if you are over 65, and C$ 24,70 for other adults.

How to reach the Metro Convention Centre

The Metro Convention Centre is located downtown and is easy to access from anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), from a number of different transportation options. 

To find your best option, please click here.