People coming from the United States are encouraged to fly into Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Those flying from within Canada should plan to travel to Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Ground transportation options from Buffalo Niagara International Airport or Toronto Pearson International Airport
Airport Shuttle service
Niagara Airbus has been appointed our official shuttle provider for the Annual Meeting. You simply need to go to www.niagaraairbus.com - at the beginning of the booking page, you will need to insert discount code 333 where you see Conference/Promo code - and your discount will automatically be calculated as long as the code is entered. We have arranged for an $86.00 + HST round trip shuttle and $63.00 one way rate per person for Toronto Pearson, and a $95.00 round trip shuttle and $68.00 one way for Buffalo Airport. We have also provided a 10% discount on all private exclusive services for all Airports, including, Hamilton, Billy Bishop Toronto Island, Toronto Pearson, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls New York International Airports. You will be able to book online and manage your own bookings with this code, or call the reservations line at 905-374-8111. The code is valid for travel from October 6th - 27th, 2016 to allow ample time to travel before and after the event. Click here for airport shuttle step by step booking instructions. Click here to book your airport shuttle service!
Note: Conference attendees traveling from Toronto only: the bus service will also make stops along the way for other passengers. It is not an express service. Express service is available via private exclusive vehicles.
VIA Rail Canada has offered discounts for those travelling to 2016 ERAPPA Annual Meeting. The following are the details pertaining to the conference fares:
VALID: October 10th 2016 to October 23rd 2016
TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Oakville, Aldershot or Niagara Falls Ontario and return.
RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.
DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape Class fares.
IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code: 13203.
Niagara Falls is easily reached by car using major highways, and is approximately a one hour drive from Buffalo and one and a half from Toronto. On the Canadian side, the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) is the major route from Toronto. Note that the QEW is a major commuter route, with heavy traffic going into Toronto until a little after 9 am, and heavy traffic coming out of the city 3-7 pm. (Traffic can also be heavy going into Toronto when there's a Toronto Blue Jays home game or other major event.). On the American side, I-190 connects Buffalo to Niagara Falls. Buffalo can be reached by I-90. Online mapping sites such as Google Maps and MapQuest can be used to get directions and estimated driving times.