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London, ON Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 29
Total Sleeping Rooms 14,500
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,450
Committable Meeting Rooms* 93
Convention Center Space 70,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 33,033 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 8,676 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate CAD $126
Average Daily Meal Cost CAD $103
Average Weekly Car Rental CAD $352
*Maximum for a single hotel

London, ON Airport Information

London International Airport (YXU)

Approximate taxi fare: $36 CAD

Ranked as the 12th busiest passenger airport in Canada, London International Airport is easily accessible just north of highway 401 along Oxford Street. The London Convention Centre, only 11 kilometers away, is less than a 20-minute drive from the airport.

London International is serviced by six airlines and tour operators. Daily flights travel to Canadian and U.S. cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Detroit, Calgary, Winnipeg as well as various vacation destinations in Mexico. Travelers to other international destinations typically fly into Toronto, where they connect to London by a short 40-minute flight. By car, the airport is less than a two-hour drive away from both Toronto and Detroit.

Prompted by growth in the area, increased passenger traffic and the addition of Westjet into the London market, London International Airport completed a terminal renovation and expansion in 2003. In a joint venture with the city of London, the airport continues to develop the Skyway Industrial Park, a 300-acre hub of business activity adjacent to the airport with excellent access to the 400 series highways that connect Southern Ontario.

Whether a cup of coffee or a full dinner, travelers can enjoy dining options at the airport such as Tim Hortons and Grille Works Eatery and Bar. Wireless internet is available throughout the terminal. Short-term and long-term parking is available on the west side of the airport, opposite to the Airport Terminal Building.

Airlines carriers serving London International Airport

  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Northwest Airlink
  • WestJet Airlines
  • Sunwing Vacations
  • Transat Holidays

London, ON Train Information

London VIA Rail Station

VIA Rail's London station is located along the popular and busy York Street, less than half a kilometer from the London Convention Centre. VIA Rail operates daily connections between Toronto and London.

London, ON Public Transportation

London Transit Bus Line

London Transit carries more than 17 million passengers each year on its fleet of 187 buses. With 2,100 stops throughout the city, buses generally operate daily from 5 AM to 7:30 PM with some routes offering extended hours of operation. Buses operate on a reduced schedule on weekends and holidays.

Rental Cars

London International Airport is served by National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Avis. Rental car counters are located adjacent to the arrivals gate.

Taxis

Checker and U-Need-A Cab service all areas of the city including the airport. Rates are C$3 for the first 70 meters and C$0.25 for each additional 152 meters. Average fare from the airport to the convention center is C$24.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Hamilton, ON 130 mi 1 hr 28 min n/a N/A
Toronto, ON 196 mi 2 hr 10 min 40 min CAD $570+
Detroit, MI 209 mi 2 hr 18 min 3 hr 40 min CAD $285+
Buffalo, NY 234 mi 2 hr 35 min 3 hr 35 min CAD $550+
Cleveland, OH 480 mi 5+ hrs 4 hr 11 min CAD $510+
Ottawa, ON 633 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 15 min CAD $417+
New York, NY 844 mi 5+ hrs 4 hr 46 min CAD $443+
 
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