Use our Travel Times dashboard to help better plan your travels through Toronto Pearson.
View the dashboard

Connections

Make sure to select the airline(s) that are operating your connecting flight(s).

Disclaimer
Information on this page should be considered as a guide only. There may be different travel restrictions in each country you visit on your trip. Make sure you are familiar with all of the requirements and have the right testing and vaccination information prepared.

Domestic connections:

If you are arriving from a Canadian city and travelling on to a Canadian city with the same airline, simply find your next flight on the flight information screens and proceed to your departure gate. If you are using two different airlines, please check with your airline for information.

Arriving international connecting to domestic

Passengers arriving from eligible airlines and international destinations connecting on to a Canadian city do not have to pick up their checked baggage (unless otherwise stated by CBSA) and can go directly to their departing gate after clearing CBSA)

Arriving from within Canada connecting to another country:

When connecting to another country from within Canada, if your baggage is checked-through to your final destination you will not claim your checked-bags in Toronto. Please confirm this with your airline when you check in for your first flight. You will also need to ensure that you have a boarding pass for your connecting flight – if you do not, contact your airline for instructions. Upon arrival, follow the signs to your connecting gate.

Arriving from within Canada connecting to the USA:

When connecting to the United States from within Canada, if your baggage is checked-through to your final destination you will not claim your checked-bags in Toronto. Please confirm this with your airline when you check in for your first flight. You will also need to ensure that you have a boarding pass for your connecting flight – if you do not, contact your airline for instructions. Upon arrival, follow the signs for F Gates for Terminal 1 departures or A Gates for Terminal 3 departure. Please note you will need additional security screening in Toronto and will pre-clear US Customs before you may access your departure gate.

Arriving international connecting to International:

When connecting from outside of Canada to another country (excluding the United States), if your baggage is checked-through to your final destination you may not need to claim your checked-bags in Toronto. Please confirm this with your airline when you check in for your first flight. You will also need to ensure that you have a boarding pass for your connecting flight – if you do not, contact your airline for instructions. Upon arrival, check with your airline for directions to get to your connecting flight. Please note, you may be subject to additional security screening before accessing the gate area for your connecting flight. Due to border restrictions, be sure to check https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid to ensure you are permitted to travel to or through Canada at this time.

If you need further guidance on your connection through Pearson you can text, chat or email us.

Share this page