Brantford’s strategic location provides access to a superior transportation system including highways, internationally connected railways with advanced traffic management systems, worldwide cargo and passenger aviation systems and proximity to extensive inland and international marine shipping facilities.

 Map: Location within Southern Ontario and transportation infrastructure
 map showing Brantford and surrounding cities and transportation hubs and corridors
 Map: Proximity to major North American markets
 map showing distances from Brantford to major cities and markets in North America

Brantford is located on Provincial Highway 403, part of the shortest traveled major highway route between the U.S. border points of Detroit (275 km / 170 mi) and Buffalo (140 km / 85 mi), and 100 km (60 mi) southwest of Toronto. The city’s superior transportation connectivity supports a multi-modal approach to moving people and products. Passenger and freight rail services are provided on CN’s main Quebec to Windsor rail line.

The Brantford Municipal Airport provides a convenient and cost-effective gateway to local, national and international business markets. Commuters can access GO Bus transit service to connect to Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area beyond. Within the City, Brantford Transit provides a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to get around.

For those looking to bike or hike, Brantford has over 70 km (45 mi) of trails in the city and along the Grand River that form part of the 24,000 km (15,000 mi) Trans Canada Trail.


Centrally located near major cargo and passenger airports in Southern Ontario, Brantford is uniquely positioned to access key domestic and international markets.

Table: Distances to international airports
International airports near Brantford with distances
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport Hamilton, ON 35 20
Region of Waterloo International Airport Waterloo Region, ON 40 25
London International Airport London, ON 90 55
Toronto Pearson International Airport Toronto, ON 95 60

Port Authorities (Shipping)

Ontario’s port system provides critical infrastructure linking the movement of goods by water to important landside services including critical connections to road and rail.

 Table: Distances to shipping ports
Shipping Ports near Brantford with distances
Port AuthorityLocationkmmiles
Hamilton Port Authority Hamilton, ON 55 35
Toronto Port Authority Toronto, ON 105 65
Oshawa Port Authority Oshawa, ON 165 100

Rail Access

Strategically placed Intermodal Terminals provide ready access to over 75% of U.S. markets and all Canadian markets, and offer the flexibility to use rail, trucks and vessels to reach customers and suppliers.

Brantford is located along CN's main Quebec-Toronto-Windsor corridor providing passenger (VIA Rail) and freight access. 

 Table: Distances to intermodal (rail) terminals
Intermodal Terminals near Brantford with distances
Intermodal TerminalLocationkmmiles
CN Intermodal Brampton, ON 100 60
CP Intermodal Waterloo Region 115 70