Mississauga Transportation

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  • Going Places

    by bluesab Written Feb 8, 2007

    The quickest and most convenient way to get around Mississauga is by car. Parking is usually free or inexpensive and not difficult to find. The second is the bus system. Buses run all around Mississauga with online and tele-route planning available. The average fare for a bus ride is $2.50 including transfers to other buses. Express route buses run during rush hour for popular routes. However, if you are travelling in less popular areas bus arrival times can be as infrequent as 30 minutes to over an hour, especially on weekends and during weeknights. If you are a bit late and miss your bus then it will be a long wait(usually out in the cold) until your next bus arrives in which case you will have missed the transfer to a second bus. Walking is not a recommended mode of transportation as Mississauga is a large mainly suburban city and places of interest are not close to eachother. Taxis are another option, but can be quite pricey. Go buses are effective for travelling to other cities. They are usually on time and quick.

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    Stop and Go... or rather ... crawl...

    by Sibbella Written Oct 16, 2006

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    Remember that Mississauga is located right next to Toronto and therefore a major artery for traffic.

    Rush hour here can be long and trying, the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) runs along the bottom portion of the city and takes you from Niagara Falls into Toronto, usually backs up near Trafalgar in Oakville going both east and west and backs up near the Ford plant where the QEW and Hwy 403 merge.

    The 401 that runs along the top of the city backs up starting by Pearson Airport (depending on accidents.. construction.. weather... or the unicorns that seems to stop traffic for no reason) and will stretch for miles.

    The only real suggestion I can give is to avoid this headache as best as possible is to either plan and extra 1/2 hour to 1 hour in your travel time or don't travel between 7am-9am (on bright sunny days - later if the weather is bad) or 3pm-6pm (again depending on weather, unicorns or the occasion elf)

    Driving the in the GTA can be frustrating as it is, so just sit back and relax.. turn up the tunes and rock out in your own little world. This advice also goes for HWY 403 and HWY 427 oh and for any other major city street.

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    The Mississauga "Chance" It

    by Sibbella Written Oct 16, 2006

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    Look for the orange thing...

    Ok.. Well.. Mississauga is a strangly shaped city.. very long and narrow. So if you don't have a car the only thing left is the Mississauga Transit system which can be a little nerve racking since they don't have the best record of being on time.

    You can get to anywhere you need to go in Mississauga by bus, mainly because we don't have a subway/metro system here and the cabs will cost you a small fortune.

    Fares

    Cash Fare (Exact Fare Required) $2.50

    Pre-School Children FREE
    (must be accompanied by a fare paying passenger)

    Blind Patrons (with CNIB card) FREE

    Children (Grades 1 to 8)
    Cash Fare $2.50
    Ten Tickets $14.50

    Students
    (Grades 9 to 12, including full-time university and community college students. Must show current school I.D.)
    Cash Fare $2.50
    Five Tickets $9.75
    Ten Tickets $19.50
    Weekly Pass $20.50
    Monthly Pass $86.00

    Adults
    Cash Fare $2.50
    Five Tickets $10.50
    Ten Tickets $21.00
    Weekly Pass $22.00
    Monthly Pass $92.00

    Seniors (65 years of age or older)
    Cash Fare $2.50

    So when planning trips around the city be sure to leave yourself plenty of leeway time.

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    Go Transit

    by marca Written Mar 23, 2004

    I took the GO Train from the Clarkson station to Union Station in Toronto. The double deck trains run at least once an hour (more often during rush hour). Round trip fare was $9.10CDN. The website has schedule information for both bus and train lines.

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