We are planning on landing in Toronto next month. Since we were accepted through the QIIP program, we are expected to travel to Montreal to get all of our paperwork and post-landing formalities done. After taking care of all of these things, we'll be heading down to London, On to stay with friends.Since we are a family of 5 with a quite a lot of luggage, what is the most economical/ efficient way for us to travel ?
I've been looking into public transport such as buses and rail Canada but with the cost of Taxis to and from these stations, this seems to be the more expensive option. So, I am now considering renting a car for about 2 weeks. However, I am not sure how easy it will be to rent a car on an international licence and what kind of parking cost I will be expected to bear. Any ideas ?
Maybe consider storing your luggage in Toronto, rather than travelling to Montreal with all of it? If you just travel with the necessities to Montreal, you can use public transit to the stations / the express buses between Toronto/Montreal (about 6 hours I think).
With regards to a rental, you can rent with an international licence, but it can be expensive if you take the loss damage waiver insurance (usually around $20 a day on top of the rental). Otherwise you are liable for most damages (including parking lot scratches) to the rental.