Directions to Guelph

Welcome to the City of Guelph!

The University of Guelph main campus is located in the vibrant city of Guelph. Guelph is a bustling community of over 120,000 people situated in the heart of southern Ontario (ON), just 100 km west of Toronto, ON, Canada.

Discover all that Guelph has to offer.

a large statue of a gryphon with a body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet
Our Gryphon is here to welcome you to campus – very friendly but do not leave your moles unattended

Directions to the University of Guelph


The Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) located in Toronto, ON is a 1 hour drive from Guelph, with bus and train service available.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) located in Breslau, ON is a full-service, customer friendly facility which supports commercial, corporate and general aviation. The Airport is only 10 minutes from Hwy. 401 and within a 25 minute drive from the University of Guelph.

  • Below is the information regarding the shuttle. We use Red Car Shuttle Service. The link is:

**Red Car Shuttle** from Airports and Train Stations

We have arranged a special conference rate for you with Red Car Airport Shuttle Service. Select the Red Car Service home page link and enter the booking code: CHEMED

Your online booking will include a $10.00 (CAD) pre-tax discount per direction ($20.00 (CAD) discount on round trip) from Red Car’s current published rates.

Discounts apply to the Shared Ride Shuttle Service for ground transportation to and from Guelph and area for Toronto International Airport (Pearson)

Your online booking will be billed immediately and you will receive an email confirmation including your check-in location at the airport.  You are not booked until you have received a confirmation form with confirmation numbers.

 **Passengers requiring service to and from Hamilton International Airport (Munroe), Waterloo International Airport, Toronto Island Airport (Billy Bishop) or Toronto Union Station may book service using Red Car’s regular online booking system at their regular published rates. Union Station is booked through the Inter-City Transfer tab of the booking engine.


Guelph Transit provides local transportation around the city. See Guelph Transit Schedules and Maps.

Inter-city connections to the University of Guelph are also available by GO Transit Bus Services and Greyhound Canada. Taking the GO Bus? Use the GO TRANSIT PLANNING TOOL to plan your trip!


Via Rail provides inter‐city passenger rail service. 

GO Transit commuter train service is also available from Toronto Union Station (Toronto, ON) OR from Kitchener GO station (Kitchener, ON) to Guelph Central Go (Guelph, ON). Use the GO TRANSIT PLANNING TOOL to plan your trip!


  • Highway 401 to Toronto and London. 
  • Highway 7 to Kitchener and Acton. 
  • Highway 6 to Hamilton and Owen Sound. This highway is known as the Hanlon Expressway for most of its length inside the city.  
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