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Hamilton is at the centre of the "Golden Horsehoe", roughly halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (airport code: YHM), a 17 km drive from downtown Hamilton, offers direct flights to a handful of North American destinations on WestJet. Air Transat flies to a couple of Caribbean destinations during the winter. In summertime, there are three weekly flights to the British Isles (including London, Glasgow, and Dublin) on Flyglobespan. Globespan is now in administration after 'liquidity issues'
Those trying to choose between Flyglobespan and (typically more expensive) flights through Toronto's Pearson airport should read reviews in the TripAdvisor Ontario forum, the TripAdvisor Airlines forum, and the SkyTrax FlyGlobespan forum.
Downtown Toronto is 85 km from the airport; Niagara Falls is 90 km away. You can rent a car at the airport from Avis, Hertz, or National; otherwise, your transfer options (with approximate costs) are listed below.
Taxis are available at the airport; a trip to downtown Hamilton is about $25 plus tip. More options are listed on the airport's transportation page.
Assuming you're going to downtown Toronto, you have several options:
Several hotels are a short walk from Union Station; most downtown Toronto hotels are a short taxi or subway ride from Union.
The first two options listed below will take you to the bus or train station in Niagara Falls, from which it's a short taxi ride to falls area hotels.
Between May and October, RobertQ Airbus runs a daily shuttle bus service between the London area and Hamilton Airport. Adult one-way fare is approximately $51.