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How to go from airport to my apartment in Mississauga !




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After arriving at Pearson International Airport, which is the best taxi/ limo service that can take me, my family and my quite heavy luggage ( 7 pieces @ 23 kg each plus couple of hand carries) to my place in Mississauga. Is there any way I can make the booking before arrival. I sometime fear even a van won't be able to accommodate us alongwith our luggage, what if such a scenario arises! How much should be the approx fare. Should I go by meter or there are flat rates for respective areas. If booked now, do they come to the luggage belt to help us carry the luggage upto the car / van. Please suggest


 
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Post ID: 213864 29-07-14 06:48:29
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To carry the luggage from belt to outside departure area, you can take trolley. You may need 1 or 2 dollar coins to take the trolley. You may find some porter over there in front of trolley station to exchange the currency notes with coin so dont worry about it. Last week, the trolleys were free as they were sponsored by CIBC bank. Alternatively, you can find porters who can carry your luggage for a fee I think they change around $ 20 please confirm before taking their services.

From airport, only Airport limousine can pick the passengers and you will find them waiting for their turn in hundreds so dont worry about the availability. They also have Vans for passengers like you. The Van can carry 7 bags. Prior to those Vans, passengers have to take more than one car to carry the luggage. They had fixed fare according to the destination to my best guess, it should be around 70 bucks from Airport to central place in Mississauga.

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Post ID: 213867 29-07-14 08:22:31
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Thanks Delhite, quite informative, so I don't need to arrange anything in advance. Actually I did have a good experience of hiring cabs upon arrival so far, talking about Riyadh, Kualalumpur and Lahore, believe me it's a big hassle specially when you are with a family and lots of luggage. I think we can't approach to cabs directly but will have to pay at specified counters first and then wait for the turn outside near the cab que. Would it be a good idea to take two vans if my luggage doesn't fit in one, won't it be risky moving this way !

 
Post ID: 213869 29-07-14 09:31:39
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Though many people do what delhite suggests , but i have observed they wait bit longer for the suitable van to arrive.
I suggest you book in advance. (you still pay in taxi) and go to the designated area, taking your trolly and wait. The taxi service will guide you how to connect with them.
I use Aeroport taxi service all the time for my travel. There is no extra charge for pre booking.


 
Post ID: 213870 29-07-14 11:16:17
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Though many people do what delhite suggests , but i have observed they wait bit longer for the suitable van to arrive.
I suggest you book in advance. (you still pay in taxi) and go to the designated area, taking your trolly and wait. The taxi service will guide you how to connect with them.
I use Aeroport taxi service all the time for my travel. There is no extra charge for pre booking.

thanks San, I also feel that having a prior booking can be always good, you stay much relaxed during your travel and don't have to rush after arriving to get a front place in the que. But I don't see any booking option on the pearson's web site. Looks like I will have to make it by phone !


 
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EVERYTHING IS ON THE RISE.....
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Though many people do what delhite suggests , but i have observed they wait bit longer for the suitable van to arrive.
I suggest you book in advance. (you still pay in taxi) and go to the designated area, taking your trolly and wait. The taxi service will guide you how to connect with them.
I use Aeroport taxi service all the time for my travel. There is no extra charge for pre booking.

thanks San, I also feel that having a prior booking can be always good, you stay much relaxed during your travel and don't have to rush after arriving to get a front place in the que. But I don't see any booking option on the pearson's web site. Looks like I will have to make it by phone !



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What has been said is true and holds good, in the previous posts. So, your guessing is correct and falls in place.

Though the next few links might provide you with a few more options, and if you book through a company you stand a better chance of getting a good service than booking through an individual van driver, because they have more vehicles at their disposal.

http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Toronto&from=Pearson+Airport+Terminal+1%2C+Mississauga%2C+ON%2C+Canada&to=Square+One+Drive%2C+Mississauga%2C+ON%2C+Canada&fromCoord=43.682167,-79.61325799999997&toCoord=43.5934163,-79.64551979999999

ONE OWNER SERVICE :
http://www.kijiji.ca/b-services/mississauga-peel-region/airport-drop-off/page-2/k0c72l1700276

AN OLD LINK FROM CD POSTS.
http://toronto.taxiwiz.com/?lang=en

Most of them have an E-MAIL link and currently might have SMS also. But you cannot call them unless you have a phone that works. But some of the arrival and departure lounges do have free WI-FI services and a few know how to access them too. So, it is upto you to get by in these zones and areas with the services available.

The price of gas has moved up from 99 cents a liter to 1.39 cents currently and do expect a substantial increase in their demands and if you are using a company, they will also charge a 13% tax on top of the fares. Some of the meters do take care of this factor. Plus they want a good tip of 10% and that will do under the circumstances. But depending upon the extra service that you might get from a taxi driver, please do the needful to make his day and his driving experience a memorable one to him also.

They still ply a van for $35 from Pearson to Mississauga with three passengers and 7 bags even today. Plus they will expect and accept your tip, what ever your heart will provide. So, be generous under the circumstances

Hope this gets you into your place of residence, and be a happy camper.


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FH, thanks a lot for all the detailed info, as ever you have again loaded me with plenty of options to work around with, that's great. But I guess none of them is an Air Port Service, they all sound private. I have read somewhere that private cabs are not allowed to pick passengers from the air port, though they are free to drop offcourse. For going out of air port to your destination, you ought to avail transport being operated under air port ground transport services, I think there are few working with different names. Please correct me if I said something wrong. Thanks

 
Post ID: 213876 29-07-14 18:35:29
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THERE ARE PRE ARRANGED PICK UP POSTS....
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FH, thanks a lot for all the detailed info, as ever you have again loaded me with plenty of options to work around with, that's great. But I guess none of them is an Air Port Service, they all sound private. I have read somewhere that private cabs are not allowed to pick passengers from the air port, though they are free to drop offcourse. For going out of air port to your destination, you ought to avail transport being operated under air port ground transport services, I think there are few working with different names. Please correct me if I said something wrong. Thanks



I HAVE WRITTEN THIS BASSACKWARDS..:

YOU ARE 100% CORRECT. But, there is always a but, when you make arrangements with a taxi company for a van, before you leave your departure COUNTRY, make a placard with your name and place it in your brief case, foldable if very big, which will say on it " H A S N I " and you hold it slighly over your head to tell who you are AT THE PRE ARRANGED PICK UP POST.. The TAXI Driver will notice the same, and will approach you, because you have pre arranged for your taxi and given him a hint with a name that you will display at that post and with your disply name. It could be JOE, OR JOHN TOO. They just look for a name that you said that you will display.

ALSO, inform them about the terminal you will be landing in at PEARSON INTERNATIONAL, with your airline and flight number and the ETA as noted in your flight details, in the ticket, and tell them to look out for its arrival and be on the look out for you, in front of the arrival location, at the the PRE ARRANGED PICK UP POSTS at the airport here at PEARSON. You can also tell them to come an hour after its arrival, to provide you with ample time to clear the immigration and be at that pick up spot.

I will provide you here with a plan of PEARSON AIRPORT AND THE PICK UP POSTS IN IT.

http://www.francescoslimousine.ca/terminal.html

If you have an iPAD or a phone that works on GSM system, then, you will fly through. Nevertheless, hope this clears your doubts.

FH.

How do you think we all get picked up at the air ports by our families here??!!

EDIT.:
Toronto Limos
Pre-Arranged Pick-Up Procedure. :
You must reserve your limousine prior to your arrival at Toronto Airport. Your Chauffeur will register your NAME with the pre-arranged Limo Tower, and will be waiting in the pre-arranged parking lot away from the Terminals.
All Customers must proceed to the pre-arranged Commissionaire (Gentleman wearing white cap) or give us a call 416-259-0911.
After arriving, clear customs and collect your luggage, Then Proceed to see the Commissioners at the Pre-arrange limo stand (Designated posts*) Please give the Commissioner YOUR NAME, and ask For PEARSON INTERNATIONAL LIMOUSINE to be called in for you.
Pre-arrange limo stand Locations are at each Terminal "The Designated Posts*", If you have difficulty locating "P/A POST" ask any commissioner, or call us 416-259-0911
TERMINAL 1- Proceed to "Area B" out side POST # B, See overhead sign
"PRE-ARRANGED LIMO"
TERMINAL 3- Proceed to POST # 29, middle of the terminal, see overhead sign
"PRE-ARRANGED LIMO"
IN CASE OF ANY PROBLEM, It is your responsibility to call our office 416-259-0911.
Relax, your limo is only one minute away! We monitor the arrival times for all incoming flights, so if you change your flight number, or take a different airline, or if your flight is cancel, please notify us immediately by calling 416-259-0911.
We will send your car from the holding compound. Make sure you call us at once to prevent unnecessary delay or "no show" fee..

fh.


 
Last edited by: Full House on 30-07-14 00:23:18
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FH, I am so grateful to you for your time and concern that you always show to solve our issues. Picture is quite clear to me now. Based on the links that you provided earlier. I talked to few private service providers and one of them has shown consent to pick me up for CAD60. He says that he just hold the regular Ontario license and that's all. Probably in other words he may just come as a friend to pick me up, would that be fine ! Should I avail his services ! Actually there is a caution posted on Pearson international web site in the taxis and limos section, which says "Passengers are advised not to hire drivers soliciting inside the terminals or asking guests to follow them to the parking garage or any other location due to safety reasons."
I am more concerned about the legality of availing such private services rather than safety, if there is nothing illegal in moving with these private service providers, I think no harm in saving few bucks :)


 
Post ID: 213880 30-07-14 07:35:13
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If you are more concerned about legality, there is nothing illegal if a "friend" comes to airport to pick you up.

 
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