Plan Your Trip
True North is about charting the future of tech. But first, you have to find your way here!
The Hyperloop Pod isn’t yet available (damn), so we’ve listed some information on how to get here, where to stay and how to get around when you’re here.
If you need help with travel plans, Vision Travel is our recommended travel partner.
Our transportation partner, Brentwood Livery, offers private transportation from air, bus or train to your hotel or the True North conference venue.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Located just an hour’s drive away, hundreds of international flights land at YYZ every day. You can rent a car or pre-arrange transportation to and from Waterloo Region. Average cost of ground transportation from YYZ is $100 CDN. Distance: 87km / 54mi
Waterloo International Airport (YKF)
YKF offers daily service to and from Calgary, Alberta. It’s a short drive via rental car (reserve in advance), limo, taxi or car-sharing service from YKF to partner hotels or the conference venue. Distance: 13km / 8mi
FlyGTA also offers air-taxi service from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport directly to the Waterloo International Airport (YKF) – it’s a short, 18-minute flight.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
BUF is the closest U.S. airport to Waterloo Region. From Buffalo, you will need to rent a car and cross the border into Canada. The drive to Waterloo Region is approximately two hours. Distance: 185km / 115mi
There are daily flights into Hamilton International Airport (YHM @ 68km / 42mi) and London International Airport (YXU @ 105km / 65mi). You will then need to rent a car or arrange transportation to Waterloo Region. (Tip: That’s London, Ontario – not London, England.)
By Train (and Bus)
Via Rail and GO Transit offer daily service to Waterloo Region. When you’re booking tickets, your stop is “Kitchener.” From the central train station, it’s a short car ride (via taxi, limo or car-sharing service) to your hotel. A number of bus lines stop in Waterloo Region at the Kitchener Transit Terminal, including Greyhound Canada, Coach Canada and GO Transit.
Road trip, anyone? Waterloo Region is located off Hwy 401 – Canada’s largest highway connecting through Toronto and directly to our borders with the U.S. Approximate drive times from key metro areas are listed below.
Toronto – 1 hour, 15 mins
London, ON – 1 hour, 15 mins
Niagara Falls – 1 hour, 40 mins
Buffalo, NY – 2 hours
Detroit, MI – 3 hours, 30 mins
Chicago, IL – 7 hours, 30 mins
New York, NY – 8 hours, 40 mins
experiences, working around schedules, customizing guest preferences, and flexing to meet the needs
of each of their individual travelers.