Sunday, January 20, 2008

Getting to Kingston - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I've heard people say that it's the journey, not the destination, that is important. To them I say, "phooey". I'm sure you've all had your fill of lost luggage, delayed flights, rude co-passengers, and crummy airplane meals, and are looking to make the trip here as hassle-free as possible, and we're here to help.

Kingston is a small city about two hours East of Toronto, and there are flights between Toronto's International Airport (YYZ) and Kingston's airport (YGK). An alternative to flying straight to Kingston is to fly to Toronto and rent a car at the airport and drive (for most of you coming from across the Atlantic, keep in mind that we drive on the wrong side of the road). It's a pretty simple drive from the Toronto airport and Kingston - straight East on the 401.

Buses are another option - check Greyhound for times and prices. Going to Kingston by train is also possible, but it's pricey.

The best thing to do if you're really nervous about the trip is to get in touch with me or Neil with your arrival/departure dates. We'll do our best to lump travellers together (and if you're really lucky you can catch a ride with the Canadians who are making the trip to Kingston).

Cheap flights:

Kayak (they compile and compare results from all of the major discount flight websites - expedia, travelocity, and orbitz)

Flight Centre (check their international sites)

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