Transportation Connections to World Markets
Burlington is at the centre of major transportation routes. Highway linkages, an extensive passenger and cargo rail network, access to three international airports, and waterway connections through the St. Lawrence Seaway, allow your business to access major markets in Canada, the United States and beyond.
Served by three intersecting highways: Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), 403, 407 ETR, Burlington offers direct linkages to both national and US markets. 40% of the American market can be accessed within one day’s drive from Burlington. Burlington is within easy reach of many US/Canada border crossings.
|Border Crossing||Distance||Time from Burlington|
|Queenston – Lewiston||71||44||45 minutes|
|Niagara Falls||73||45||50 minutes|
|Fort Erie – Buffalo||97||60||1 hour|
|Port Huron – Sarnia||242||150||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Detroit||322||200||3 hours 30 minutes|
Burlington is situated between two of Canada’s busiest airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. Burlington is just over an hour away from two US-based international airports: Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and Niagara Falls International Airport, which have direct access to many American centres.
|Airport||Distance from Burlington||Travel Time||Overview|
|Toronto Pearson International Airport||55 km||40 minutes||Passenger travel; courier and freight|
|Hamilton International Airport||34 km||25 minutes||Passenger travel; courier and freight|
|Burlington Executive Airport||5 km||10 minutes||Small aircraft; private charters|
|Niagara Falls International Airport||82 km||1 hour||Passenger travel; courier and freight|
|Buffalo Niagara International Airport, USA||121 km||1 hour||Passenger travel; courier and freight|
Go Transit provides commuter rail service throughout the day. This provides quick and reliable access to downtown Toronto for business meetings and increases the labour force available to local companies. An increasing number of companies are utilizing lower shipping costs offered by rail. Burlington is served by CN Rail and Canadian Pacific.
Noted as the busiest of the Great Lakes ports, the Port of Hamilton handles over 12 million tons of cargo and is visited by over 700 vessels each year. With less than a 15-minute drive from Burlington, this facility offers Burlington businesses an alternative form of goods transportation. Hamilton Port Authority has also launched a new container feeder service known as Sea3 between Hamilton, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.