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Orillia is well connected. Located in the economic bread basket of Ontario, Orillia boasts easy access to major markets - by road, air, water, or rail. This enables industries and businesses to receive materials and deliver finished products competitively and in a timely manner. Residents of Orillia can also get to and from Toronto, the United States, and all points in between, without the headaches of living in a major centre.

Orillia is located:

  • Approximately 200 kilometres (140 miles) from the Canada/U.S. border
  • Within 10 hours' drive from major Canadian and U.S. markets along the Great Lakes and into Quebec
  • Just 115 kilometres (72 miles) from Pearson International Airport, Canada's busiest airport
  • 20 minutes from Lake Simcoe Regional Airport


Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada, is located just 115 kilometres south of Orillia. Pearson offers a complete range of daily domestic and international flights. Limousine and bus service connections are available to Orillia passengers, and car rental agencies provide a one-way drop off service to or from Pearson. Travelling time to the airport is just over one hour.

The Lake Simcoe Regional Airport is conveniently located between Orillia and Barrie in the Township of Oro-Medonte. This airport, located outside Toronto's busy airspace, offers a 5000 ft. paved and lighted runway, Global Positioning System, aviation fuel: 100LL and Jet-A, instrument approach, Canada Customs, passenger and freight charter service and flight training.

The Lake St. John Airport, located on Lake St. John, 16 kilometres east of Orillia, has two runways, the longest being 1,000 metres. It is able to handle Twin Otter, Caribou, Buffalo and most light twin engine aircraft. Maintenance is available, as well as new and used parts.


Orillia Transit (Public Transit)

In-town bus service
Weekday and Saturday service

For information about routes and fees, see the Orillia Transit web page, view the Bus Routes Schedule or view the Fare Structure.

Greyhound Bus Lines

Scheduled service to Toronto four times daily
Starting from: Orillia Bus Station, 150 Front Street South, in downtown Orillia

For information about routes and fees: call 1-800-661-TRIP (8747) or visit Greyhound

Ontario Northland

Scheduled service to Toronto five times daily
Starting from Washago Bus Station

For information about routes and fees: call 705-472-4500 or 1-800-363-7512, or visit Ontario Northland.

Hammond Transportation Ltd.

Scheduled service to Barrie daily with stops that service both Orillia's Georgian College campus and Lakehead University campus.

For information about routes and fees: call 705-417-2000, or visit Hammond Transportation Ltd.


Two major highway corridors - Highway 400/Highway 11 and Highway 12 - provide access to the north, south, east, and west. These modern, major highways provide convenient and easy-to-navigate access to the city of Orillia from all directions.


Ontario Northland offers passenger rail into our region daily, leaving Washago and heading for Toronto six days a week at 4:30 p.m. Via Train also offers train transportation to Toronto, leaving Washago at 7:05 a.m. several days a week.

For more information on Ontario Northland routes, visit the Ontario Northland website, or call 705-472-4500 or 1-800-363-7512.

For more information on Via Rail, visit the Via Rail website, or call 1 888-842-7245.


For more information contact the Economic Development Office at 705-325-4900 or by emailing

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