Be an informed traveller.

Travel Tips

At the Greater Sudbury Airport our number one priority is making sure each passenger experience is safe and enjoyable.

We’re here to help you travel smart. Here are some important national aviation rules and tips to help you travel smoothly through the airport.

Arrivals + Departures

Check in times and departure procedures vary according to your destination and airline.

Please arrive at the airport at least 60 minutes before your scheduled domestic departure and 90 minutes for international flights.

Plan Ahead

Plan ahead. Leave yourself enough time to get to the airport during peak travel periods to avoid any weather or road issues.

Please contact your airline directly for mandatory check-in times.


Beat the Rush

Beat the rush. Check in online. Visit your airline’s website and check-in prior to arriving at the airport.

Security + Restricted Items

Before packing, review the full list of prohibited checked luggage and carry-on luggage items at the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Your options if you arrive at the airport with restricted items:

  • Leave it with family or friends who are with you at the airport.
  • Leave it with pre-board screeners and they will dispose of the item.

Travel Documents

Every passenger is required to have valid photo identification documents. Please contact your airline for current documentation requirements. Remember that you will need proof of citizenship when travelling to the U.S. or internationally.

Travelling Outside of Canada?

When you're travelling outside of Canada always carry a valid passport. A driver's license is not sufficient.

Travelling Inside Canada?

Every passenger is required to have valid photo identification documents.

Travelling with Children

Without a parent

When children are travelling without a parent, they will need notarized documentation.
If you are sending a child unaccompanied on a flight please contact your airline for more information.

Non-related to child

If you are travelling with a child that is not related to you, you will require a signed letter giving permission for travel from the child's parent or guardian. Please contact your airline for more information.

Please be advised you will require identification for each child (birth certificate and/or medical card).


Every passenger is responsible for their luggage. Never leave your luggage unattended.

Luggage Allowances

The baggage allowance (number of pieces, size, and weight) for checked and carry on luggage may differ from one airline to another. Fees may apply for excess baggage. Please contact your airline for more information.

Our Airlines

Lost / Damaged Luggage

If your luggage does not arrive or is damaged, please contact your airline directly.

Baggage Carts

Complimentary baggage carts are conveniently located throughout the airport.


There are no Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officers stationed at the Greater Sudbury Airport. If travelling on commercial air service internationally, you will clear customs either prior to leaving Canada, at a connecting airport, or once you arrive at your international destination.

For information on customs clearance for charter or private aircraft, please visit the Pilot + General Aviation section of this website.

Pilot + General Aviation

Canada Border Service Agency
Local Number: (North Bay) 705-472-8008
CBSA Canada: 1-800-461-9999
CANPASS: 1-888-CANPASS (226-7277)

Canada Border Service Agency

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