Buffalo Airport

Going to the Airport

There may be other stops to pick up passengers who wish to arrive at the airport around the same time as you. All passenger pickups are made from north to south. Rural pickups anywhere but south of Guelph will generally be made first.

When you make your reservation here on our website or by phone, we will request your flight details. You will be assigned a tentative pickup time based on where your address is located and the time you wish to check in for your flight. Red Car always recommends the minimum check-in times as suggested by the airlines. However, we will try to accommodate the individual desires of our customers when possible. Booking well in advance of your travel affords you better choice with regard to pickup times.

The day before your trip, we will be working hard to finalize our schedule for the next day, and your final pickup time will be determined based on the addresses of other passengers assigned to your vehicle, the weather forecast, and the time of day (trips occurring during rush hour will generally be 30 to 60 minutes longer than less busy times of the day). You will be informed of your final pickup time during a confirmation phone call, generally starting after 3:00 PM the day before you travel.

When the driver arrives at your location and you board our vehicle, sink back in our comfortable seats as the driver takes on all the headaches and hassles of fighting traffic and weather. Our two-way radio system will keep the driver informed of any traffic problems ahead and allow him to choose an alternate route. Arrive at the airport refreshed and relaxed. The driver will drop you off right at the door where you check in for your flight.

Please review the specialized departure instructions if you are travelling to any of the following airports:

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto Pearson Airport Departure Instructions...

Hamilton International Airport

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Region of Waterloo International Airport

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Buffalo/Niagara International Airport

Buffalo Airport transfers are made in partnership with Niagara Airbus airport service. We do not offer service to Niagara Falls Airport.
Reservations can only be booked online and must be booked at least three (3) days in advance. We offer nine daily departures from Guelph on a scheduled shared-ride service.

The Guelph pickup and drop-off location is the Delta Hotel (Stone and Gordon), Guelph. (contact Delta Hotel, Guelph directly for information on parking and stop over rates, 519-780-3700.)

Home pickup in our regular service area is also available for an additional charge of $15.00 per address.

A $50.00 surcharge will be applied to reservations made with less than 48 hours notice. 

Child Car Seats are not available for Buffalo Airport transfers.

Going to the Airport

You will be assigned a pick up time, at the time of booking, based on our scheduled departures to Buffalo Airport.  Your actual pick up time will be confirmed with you the day before you travel. Red Car always recommends the minimum check-in times as suggested by the airlines. However, we will try to accommodate the individual desires of our customers when possible.

Pickup times are assigned from 3 to 3½ hours prior to arrival at Buffalo Airport, depending on your the following schedule.

Scheduled Arrival Times at Buffalo Airport
04:00 AM
06:00 AM
09:00 AM
11:00 AM
01:00 PM
03:00 PM
05:00 PM
07:00 PM
10:00 PM

Red Car Service will transfer you to a designated meeting spot in Grimsby, Ontario, where you will be transferred to the Niagara Airbus vehicle and taken the rest of the way to Buffalo Airport.

You will require your passport or NEXUS Card to present to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent when you reach the Canada/U.S. border.

IMPORTANT: If for any reason you are denied entry into the United States, the Niagara Airbus will proceed without you. The driver will pick you up at the border on his way back from Buffalo and arrangements will be made to take you to the meeting location in Grimsby where Red Car Service will bring you back to your original pickup location.

Toronto Island Airport - Billy Bishop

Toronto Island Airport (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) is located downtown Toronto and transfers are booked as Exclusive Service Only.

Reservations are required and it is recommended that you make your reservation at least 48 hours in advance; however, we will always do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings.

Red Car Service allows a minimum of 2 hours travel time for Toronto Island Airport in order to accommodate traffic and road conditions but we will accommodate passenger requests when possible.

Departing passengers will be dropped off outside of the Main Land Ferry Terminal (at the foot of Bathurst St.).  The ferry ride is only a minute long and is adjacent to the Airport Terminal.

From the Airport

You will again be riding with other passengers who have checked in at our airport desk (located inside both terminals) around the same time as you. All our arriving flights are satellite tracked, so we know whom to expect at our desk and when. That lets us plan efficient departures from the airport. Due to airport security regulations, our vehicles cannot sit parked at the curb; they wait in a holding area only minutes away from your terminal. When all the booked passengers have checked in at our desk, your driver will be radioed to bring his vehicle to the terminal curb (typically within 15-30 minutes of your check-in).

The driver will come into the terminal to collect the paperwork and receive further instructions from the agent at the desk. The driver will locate all his passengers and will load everyone and their luggage into his vehicle. There may be a stop at the other airport terminal for more passengers. Once the driver has everyone on board, the vehicle will depart the airport. The driver will determine the best way home, depending on the address locations of all his passengers and, of course, traffic problems.

Drop-offs are made starting in the south and progressing north. Rural drops anywhere but south of Guelph will generally be made last. When the driver has passengers going to multiple locations, at significant distances apart, he will try to arrange a meet with another driver to split the passengers into more manageable groups for a faster ride home. We know you’re anxious to get there!

We service the following airports. Click on one of the following to learn more about how each one works.

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Red Car Service shares a check-in desk with other ground transportation companies in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

At Terminal 1, our desk is located one floor below the Arrivals Level. Once you have collected your luggage and have exited the restricted area, you will exit out into the public concourse. Turn right and follow the signs for Ground Level or Ground Transportation/Out of Town Van Services (not Taxis and Limos). And don’t go outside; our desk is inside the terminal. You will need to go downstairs to Ground Level and there is an elevator (on your right) and an escalator (on your left) within a short distance of each other to take you. If you use the elevator, walk straight out of the elevator and then turn left. Our desk is on your left. If you use the escalator, the desk is located at the bottom of it.

At Terminal 3, our desk is located on the Arrivals Level, between exit doors C and D. Don’t go outside; our desk is inside the terminal. If you are arriving on international flights or flights from the United States, turn left when you exit baggage claim. Proceed along the terminal, past the D exit doors, to the Out of Town Ground Transportation Desk located on your right. If you are arriving on flights from within Canada, turn right when you exit baggage claim and proceed to Out of Town Ground Transportation located just past the C exit doors on your left.

If you cannot find the Out of Town Ground Transportation Desk please call 416-776-9550 (local call) and speak to the representative.

When you arrive at the Out of Town Ground Transportation Desk, make sure you check in with the agent for Red Car. The agent will record your arrival and alert your driver when it’s time to pull up to the curb.

Hamilton International Airport

Your uniformed driver will meet you just beyond the luggage area holding a Red Car Service sign.

If you cannot find the your driver please call 519-824-9344 or toll free at 1-855-218-4888 and speak to one of our representatives.

Region of Waterloo International Airport

Your uniformed driver will meet you at the airport main entrance holding a Red Car Service sign.

If you cannot find the your driver please call 519-824-9344 or toll free at 1-855-218-4888 and speak to one of our representatives.

Buffalo/Niagara International Airport

After retrieving your luggage and clearing security at Buffalo Airport,  check-in with our agents at the Niagara Airbus departures desk, located at luggage pickup, on the ground floor of the Buffalo Airport. (If you cannot locate this booth, please call 716-835-8111, a local number.)

Niagara Airbus will transfer you to the designated meeting spot in Grimsby, Ontario, where you will be transferred to a Red Car Service vehicle and taken the rest of the way to your prearranged drop-off location.

Travel time from Buffalo Airport is generally 3 to 3½ hours, depending on your final destination.

Scheduled Departures from Buffalo Airport
06:00 AM
09:00 AM
01:00 PM
04:00 PM
06:00 PM
09:00 PM
11:45 PM
01:00 AM

Red Car Service must be notified of any changes to your flight itinerary (e.g., you switch airlines or flight numbers or arrival dates) a minimum of 48 hours in advance.  Niagara Airbus shuttle departs from Buffalo Airport are on a schedule. If your flight is delayed and you miss your original departure time, you will be accommodated on the next scheduled departure from the airport.

You will require your passport or NEXUS Card to present to the Canadian Border Service agent when you reach the Canada/U.S. border.

IMPORTANT: If for any reason you are denied entry into Canada, the Niagara Airbus vehicle will proceed without you. Arrangements will be made to pick you up and return you to Buffalo Airport with the next Niagara Airbus vehicle.

Toronto Island Airport - Billy Bishop

Toronto Island Airport (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) is located downtown Toronto and transfers are booked as Exclusive Service Only.

Reservations are required and it is recommended that you make your reservation at least 48 hours in advance; however, we will always do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings.

Red Car Service allows a minimum of 2 hours travel time for Toronto Island Airport in order to accommodate traffic and road conditions but we will accommodate passenger requests when possible.

Arriving passengers will be picked up outside of the Main Land Ferry Terminal (at the foot of Bathurst St.). The ferry ride is only a minute long and is located adjacent to the Airport Terminal.

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