Travel to and in London

Travel to London is conveniently available by air, train and road: 

  • By air: London International Airport is primarily serviced by Air Canada (daily flights to Toronto/Pearson International, Ottawa and Montreal), WestJet (daily flights to Toronto/Pearson International, Calgary and Winnipeg). 
  • By rail: London railway station is located in downtown London and is serviced by Via Rail that connects the city with Sarnia, Windsor and the major transportation hub represented by Toronto's Union Station.
  • By road: situated approximately 200 km away from both Toronto and Detroit, London can be reached easily by means of 401 and 402 highways that pass the city by the south at around 10 km from Western University. Bus service to downtown station is provided by Greyhound that has direct service from London to a number of cities in Ontario, Michigan and New York.
    Alternate bus route options are provided by RobertQ Airbus that connects London primarily to Toronto/Pearson and Detroit/Metro airports. You can receive a 10% discount if you mention the promo code "CSME". 

Driving from the London Airport to Western University 

  • Drive West on Oxford Street (the main street exiting from the airport)
  • Turn right (north) on Wharncliffe Rd N
  • Park at Springett Lot (entrance on left, just after Lambton Rd intersection (paid parking available)

Travel in London is typically possible either by local public transit or taxi:

  • Western's two main bus stops are Natural Science and Alumni Hall that are serviced by London Transit Commission
  • A number of privately-own companies provide taxi service within the city. While relatively accurate estimations of the fares can be obtained from here, it still is recommended to verify the cost of the trip before boarding the cab.


London Taxi Companies

Checker Limousine 


Green Taxi


U-Need-A-Cab Ltd.


Yellow London Taxi



Western-owned summer accomodations are located within the walking distance from the conference venues.