John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport is the leading international airport in New York and the sixth busiest within the US. It is located on Long Island to the Southeast of Manhattan. It connects New York, the most populous city in the United States, to other regions by air.
Toronto Pearson (YYZ) International Airport is the primary international airport in Toronto, Canada's premier city. It also serves the neighboring horseshoe region within the Ontario province of Canada. It is located in Mississauga city 1,382 miles northwest of downtown Toronto.
There are over 45 flights available every day for travelers going to Toronto from New York. A total of four airlines transport travelers along this route. They include Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, WestJet, and United Airlines. WestJet, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines offer a total of nine direct flights from JFK to YYZ. The two destinations are 6,386 miles apart via direct flights. All other flights are indirect and feature only one stop. The most common diversions include at Washington's Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Atlanta Airport (ATL).
Different routes take varying durations to reach Toronto from New York, depending on the airline or diversions made. The fastest flight takes approximately one hour and 41 minutes. The longest flight on the route takes 13 hours and three minutes, so the difference between flight time is worth paying attention to before booking.
JFK has six active terminals connected to an automated people mover called the Airtrain. The JFK Airtrain connects to Jamaica and Howard Beach subway stations. Alternatively, travelers can book a taxi or take a car rental service if wishing to travel privately to and from the airport. However, public transport is also available, including bus services and ridesharing apps such as Uber and Lyft.
There are numerous shops, restaurants, spas, and currency exchange services at the airport. Travelers can also enjoy free and unlimited WiFi within the airport. The airport has two main luggage storage facilities. When departing, travelers can leave their vehicles at any of the convenient parking options situated near the terminals.
YYZ also has an automated people mover connecting its two terminals. It moves travelers every four to eight minutes. On arrival, travelers can buy the local Canadian dollar from any of the available currency exchange hubs. At the airport, travelers can dine, shop, and relax at any of the various facilities available.
The airport has free unlimited WiFi available to all passengers. Travelers can also enjoy exclusive lounge facilities and luggage storage services. There are public bus services and long-distance shuttle operators who pick up travelers directly from the airport. Travelers may also opt to use taxi services, rent a car, or use ridesharing apps. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes by car to get to Toronto city from the airport.
All non-citizens entering the city are required to have valid passports. These passports have to be valid for at least six months from the arrival date.
Drivers in Toronto need to have both domestic and international driver's licenses.
There is no time difference between JFK and YYZ, however, the two cities don’t quite experience the same weather conditions. Both will have hot summers and cold winters, however, generally speaking, all of New York’s seasons are warmer than those of Toronto.
The best time to visit Toronto is from April to May, then from mid-September to mid-October. During these seasons, travelers will have a chance to enjoy pleasant weather. Visitors traveling to Toronto don’t need to convert their currencies as Toronto businesses readily accept American money. Toronto’s official language is English. Therefore, this means that visitors from New York find it easy to communicate within the city. In New York, greetings are quite relaxed as in Toronto. Handshakes are very formal.
The Iconic CN Tower
The 1,815 feet (553 m) landmark is hard to miss as it towers above Toronto’s downtown. It has a revolving restaurant and a hands-free walk on a 3.5 feet (1.5 m) wide ledge 1,197 feet (365 m) above the ground. Visitors can easily see this Canadian icon from any point in the city.
The Royal Ontario Museum
It is one of Canada’s premier museums with a world-renowned reputation for excellence. It features an outstanding collection of art, natural history, and culture from all over the world.
Casa Loma Gardens
The well-kept gardens surround a magnificent, medieval-like castle that has close to 100 rooms and a dozen bathrooms. Now a zoo, the building takes visitors back in time to experience traditional European splendor and elegance.