Maps & Directions
In the heart of southwestern Ontario, London is accessible by road, rail or air. Lieutenant-Governor General John Graves Simcoe wanted the forks of the Thames River as the future site of the provincial capital because of its beauty and accessibility. The north branch of the river runs through Western University. Getting around the city by car, bike or foot is relatively easy because of the grid layout. To learn more about London, Ontario, please visit Western's "About London" webpage.
Google Map: LINK
London is located between Windsor and Toronto, on the north side of the junction of Highways 401 and 402. Western University is approximately 30 minutes north.
There are two Parking Lots available across from Talbot College (adjacent to the tennis courts):
Talbot College North Lot (Gated - Exit is via credit card only!)
Monday - Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Credit card customers must obtain a ticket upon entry and will pay by credit card on exit at a rate of $1.50 per half hour to a daily maximum of $18.00. Please note that this lot is shared by parking tag holders. Ticket holders must park in the designated area only.
Talbot College South Lot (Pay and Display)
Customers must purchase a ticket from the machine (Cash or Credit) and display the ticket on the dash of their vehicle. Customers will need to enter vehicle plate information in order to obtain a valid ticket for display on dashboard. Rates are $1.50 per half hour (minimum) to a daily maximum of $18.00.
From 5:00 p.m. Friday evening to 4:40 a.m. Monday morning, the closest free parking lot is Medway, behind Elgin Hall (5 minute walk across University Bridge), but other campus options are also available.
Please note: this information applies during the Academic year (Sept. 1 - Apr. 30). For complete campus visitor parking information, please visit Western Parking & Visitor Services.
By Train or Bus:
Both train and bus stations are on York Street within easy walking distance of Richmond Street. Walk to the east side of Richmond Street and take a London Transit bus ($2.75) going north to the university (#6 Richmond; #13 Wellington; #102/106 Downtown-Natural Science; any bus that says 'University'). Ask the driver to let you off at Talbot College or listen for the announced stops “Talbot College” or “Delaware Hall” (a residence across from Talbot College).
Significant changes to bus routes are beginning September 1, 2019. For more information, visit the Western News Story.
If you arrive at the station between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m., you will need a taxi: 519-432-2222 (Blue & White Taxi/Your Taxi), 519-777-8888 (Green Taxi), 519-438-2121 (U-Need A Cab), 519-659-0400 (Checker Limousine) or 519-657-1111 (Yellow London Taxi).
From Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport, take the bus or train to London, Ont. Robert Q Airport Shuttle offers passenger van service to London at least once every two hours from Pearson.
From London International Airport, taxi/limousine and local bus service is available into the city. (See links above.)
Western is situated in the north end of the city. A list of accommodations is available at Tourism London. The closest hotels to campus are Windermere Manor, Station Park Inn, and Delta London Armouries Hotel. In the summer, Western Summer Accommodations offers accommodation on campus for competitive prices.
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