Plan Your Visit

Getting Around Kingston is Really Easy

… and it’s even easier to get around once you’re here!
We’re conveniently located just off of Highway 401, nestled beside Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the historic Rideau Canal and close to Toronto Montreal, Ottawa and Syracuse.

Need to get from Downtown to Fort Henry?

We have shuttles available thanks to Kingston Trolley Tours.

By Car

Via Highway 401 Eastbound
Take the Sir John A Macdonald Blvd. exit (#615) and travel south into downtown Kingston.

Via Highway 401 Westbound
Take the Highway 15 exit (#623) and continue south for approximately 5 km (3 miles) until you reach Highway 2.

At Highway 2 turn right, passing Fort Henry (on your left) and the Royal Military College of Canada, and crossing over the LaSalle Causeway to downtown Kingston.

By Rail

There 22 departures and arrivals daily through Kingston’s VIA Rail station with connections to and from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa.

For a detailed listing of fares and schedules, visit the VIA Rail website or call 1.888.VIA-RAIL. Use 13523 for 10% off the best available fare.

By Air

Kingston Airport (YGK), also known as Norman Rogers Airport is accessible from:

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) serviced by Air Canada with seven flights a day.
Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW)
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

By Bus

Coach Canada/Trentway-Wager Bus Lines operates 25 daily departures and arrivals at the City of Kingston terminal via Toronto, Cornwall, and Peterborough. For more information on bus schedules and fares, call 613.547.4916 or visit the Coach Canada website.

Greyhound Bus Lines provides service to and from the Kingston terminal with 2-3 daily departures and arrivals via Ottawa. For more information on both of these services, call 613.547.4916 or visit the Greyhound Bus Line website.

About Kingston

Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, Kingston, Ontario was Canada’s first capital city with a rich history stretching back to 1673. The greater Kingston area boasts a population of over 150,000. Situated between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, Kingston has plenty of attractions for business and vacation travelers to explore, learn and adventure. Enjoy farmers markets, a stroll through secret cobblestone passageways, historic sites, outdoor festivals, paddle boarding and sailing outings, tour boat and ferry rides, even guided ghost tours for those looking to learn about history and less restful sleep!

Kingston is home to three post-secondary institutions – Queen’s University, Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College – a new performing arts centre, historic Fort Henry, The Kingston Penitentiary (now open to the public for tours), and countless shops.

Staying Here

Book your accommodations for the event at one of our recommended hotels:

Kingston Facts & Figures

  • Museums, galleries, and national historic sites: 24
  • Parks: 200+
  • The smartest workforce in Canada with the most PhD graduates per capita.
  • Median commuting distance: 5.9 km
  • Average commuting time: 20.4 minutes
  • Birthplace of the beloved Canadian band, The Tragically Hip.

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