Markham travel guide

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You're Going to Love Markham

With a population of 261,573, Markham is a must-see destination in Ontario, Canada.

Where to Eat in Markham

If you’re looking for affordable options, Watercolour (166 Main St Unionville) and The Captain's Boil-Thornhill (230 Commerce Valley Dr) are great picks.

When to visit Markham

Markham in February
Estimated hotel price
$194
1 night at 3-star hotel
Markham in February
Estimated hotel price
$194
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Markham

Plane

Although Markham doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Toronto Island (YTZ), which is located 25 km from Markham. The shortest flight to Markham from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 22h 14m.

Train

UP Express is the most popular train carrier serving Markham, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Markham to Burlington takes 0h 39m and costs around $24 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Kingston, expect to pay about $58 for a 2h 05m trip. The train station in Markham is called Markham Centennial, and is located 4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Markham is to pick up a car hire from Toronto, which is about 23 km from Markham. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Ace, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Markham, including Rider Express, Red Arrow and OurBus. From London, the bus ride to Markham takes 185 km and will cost you around $55. From Kingston, the ticket costs about $86 for a journey of 241 km.

Plane

Although Markham doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Toronto Island (YTZ), which is located 25 km from Markham. The shortest flight to Markham from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 22h 14m.

Train

UP Express is the most popular train carrier serving Markham, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Markham to Burlington takes 0h 39m and costs around $24 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Kingston, expect to pay about $58 for a 2h 05m trip. The train station in Markham is called Markham Centennial, and is located 4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Markham is to pick up a car hire from Toronto, which is about 23 km from Markham. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Ace, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Markham, including Rider Express, Red Arrow and OurBus. From London, the bus ride to Markham takes 185 km and will cost you around $55. From Kingston, the ticket costs about $86 for a journey of 241 km.

Airports near Markham

Airlines serving Markham

Lufthansa
Good (4,042 reviews)
KLM
Good (758 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,474 reviews)
British Airways
Good (3,819 reviews)
SWISS
Good (872 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,152 reviews)
Air France
Good (897 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,646 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,407 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (1,991 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,472 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (447 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (4,695 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (781 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (214 reviews)
Finnair
Good (939 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (743 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,057 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,663 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (773 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Markham

Hiring a car in Markham

Expect to pay $2.04 per litre in Markham (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $24.37 and $32.50. The most frequently booked car type in Markham is Compact (Hyundai Tucson or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 66% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $2.04 per litre in Markham (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $24.37 and $32.50. The most frequently booked car type in Markham is Compact (Hyundai Tucson or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 66% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.