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Travel time from New York City to Toronto

New York City to Toronto airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from New York City to Toronto? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Toronto, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Tuesday, 3:57 pm:  start in New York City
drive for about 38 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 5:30 pm at the latest

4:35 pm:  John F. Kennedy International (JFK)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 6:00 pm

5:05 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

6:05 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

6:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

6:50 pm:  board Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from JFK
fly for about 1 hour in the air

8:26 pm (local time):  Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ)
Toronto is the same time as New York City
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

8:41 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at YYZ
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 32 minutes to your destination

9:14 pm (local time):  arrive in Toronto

Total travel time: 5 hours

  Change your route

Flying non-stop from New York City to Toronto

How far is Toronto from New York City? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 344 miles or 554 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 11 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 5 hours, 17 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.3x faster, and saves you about 4.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Toronto Airports
  1. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
  2. Toronto Pearson International Airport

Alternate flights from New York City to Toronto

The most common route is JFK to YYZ, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. JFK to YYZ
    John F. Kennedy International to Lester B. Pearson International
  2. EWR to YYZ
    Newark Liberty International to Lester B. Pearson International
  3. LGA to YYZ
    LaGuardia to Lester B. Pearson International
  4. EWR to YTZ
    Newark Liberty International to Billy Bishop Toronto City
  5. LGA to YTZ
    LaGuardia to Billy Bishop Toronto City

Airlines that fly to Toronto

We picked Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (CX)
  2. Endeavor Air Inc. (9E)
  3. Jazz Aviation LP (QK)
  4. Envoy Air (MQ)
  5. GoJet Airlines LLC d/b/a United Express (G7)
  6. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  7. Transportes Aeros Meridiona (JJ)
  8. Trans States Airlines (AX)
  9. Shuttle America Corp. (S5)
  10. Chautauqua Airlines Inc. (RP)
  11. Chartright Air Inc. (13Q)
  12. Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. (KE)
  13. Kalitta Air LLC (KAQ)
  14. Republic Airlines (YX)
  15. Atlas Air Inc. (5Y)
  16. Miami Air International (GL)
  17. Jet Aviation Flight Services, Inc. (27Q)
  18. Swift Air, LLC (09Q)
  19. Fly Jamaica Airways Limited (OJ)
  20. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  21. Ameristar Air Cargo (AMQ)
  22. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  23. SkyLink Express Inc. (PEQ)
  24. TAG Aviation Espana S.L. (0RQ)

Plan a trip to Toronto

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Toronto, Ontario. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Toronto. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Drake Hotel. A great place to eat might be St. Lawrence Market. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Toronto like Royal Ontario Museum. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Toronto like What is your favorite restaurant in Toronto? Click the button below to explore Toronto in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Toronto to New York City, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a New York City to Toronto road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from New York City to Toronto?

If you happen to know New York City, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about New York City!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 344 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 11 minutes
622 New York City travel answers
148 Toronto travel answers

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