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Getting around

University of Waterloo's main campus is located at 200 University Avenue West in Waterloo, ON.

Driving directions

  • From Buffalo and Niagara Falls:
    • Follow the Queen Elizabeth Way in the "Toronto" direction to highway 403 West;
    • Follow 403 West to highway 6 North;
    • Follow 6 North to highway 401 West;
    • Follow 401 West to exit 278; proceed as below.
  • By car from Highway 401:
    • Take exit 278 (from Toronto) or exit 278B (from London) to highway 8 West Kitchener/Waterloo;
    • Exit at Highway 85 North to Waterloo;
    • Exit at University Avenue West – second University Avenue exit;
    • Follow University Avenue to Seagram Drive – the main entrance to UWaterloo is on your right.

See more driving directions to the campus.

Parking

Parking passes are available for various on-campus lots. To obtain your pass, contact Parking Services.

Other transit to Kitchener-Waterloo

Greyhound Canada offers return trip and one-way fares to Kitchener, ON. You can take the local bus to UWaterloo's main campus once you arrive. There is limited service to/from the UWaterloo campus to Toronto, contact Greyhound for details.

VIA Rail’s train station is located at 126 Weber Street West in Kitchener, ON. To reach UWaterloo's main campus from the station you'll need to take a bus or hire a taxi.

Kitchener-Waterloo is home to the Region of Waterloo International Airport located at 4881 Fountain Street North in Breslau, ON. To reach UWaterloo's main campus the Waterloo Airport, you'll need to take a bus or hire a taxi. The airport has regular flights via WestJet, Northwest Airlines (NWA) and Bearskin Airlines service to Ottawa.

The closest major airport is the Pearson International Airport in Toronto, ON – approximately 1 hour east of Kitchener-Waterloo. The easiest way to reach UWaterloo's main campus from the Pearson International Airport is to hire an airporter service such as Airways Transit (519-886-2121) to take you directly to the University.

Getting around

Local bus service – provided by Grand River Transit (GRT) – covers the cities of Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge. Bus terminals are located at 15 Charles Street West in Kitchener. To reach UWaterloo's main campus from the Charles Street terminal, take routes 7D, 7E, or the iXpress 200 to the University of Waterloo.

There are a number taxi services in Kitchener and Waterloo. Please check Yellow Pages for listings.