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. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Markham has to offer.

Where to Eat in Markham

If you’re looking for affordable options, Smash Kitchen & Bar (4261 Hwy #7 East Unit A-18) and Il Postino (186 Main St) are great picks.

When to visit Markham

Markham in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 128
1 night at 3-star hotel
Markham in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 128
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Markham


Although Markham doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Toronto Island (YTZ), which is located 16 miles from Markham. The shortest domestic flight to Markham departs from Winnipeg and takes around 2h 25m.


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 C$ 22 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about C$ 43 for a 2h 12m trip. The train station in Markham is called Markham Centennial, and is located 2 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Markham is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 14 miles from Markham. You’ll find branches of Economy Rent a Car and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Toronto.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Markham, including Rider Express, Bus and Greyhound. From London, the bus ride to Markham takes 135 miles and will cost you around C$ 51. From Kingston, the ticket costs about C$ 65 for a journey of 150 miles.

Airports near Markham

Airlines serving Markham

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British Airways
Good (3,381 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,056 reviews)
Air France
Good (815 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,221 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
Good (394 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,952 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (193 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (722 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Markham

Most booked hotels in Markham

Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 219+
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Markham
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 169+
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 207+
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Toronto - Markham, An IHG Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 211+
Monte Carlo Inn & Suites Downtown Markham
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 144+
Liberty Suites Hotel
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 231+

Renting a car in Markham

Renting a car in Markham costs C$ 69 per day, on average, or C$ 345 if you want to rent it for 5 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 11% more expensive than at Toronto Pearson Intl.

Expect to pay C$ 1.89 per litre in Markham (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.59 and C$ 30.12. The most frequently booked car type in Markham is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special Sedan or similar) are, on average, 76% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.