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Outside Kingston & Between Cities


Driving a car is a convenient way to travel in Ontario. Whether you own or lease a car, you must have a valid driver's licence and car insurance, use seatbelts and child restraints, and obey the rules of the road. See also Cars & Driving for more information on this subject.


Kingston is linked to Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and other communities in Canada by a national rail service. The Kingston train station is located on John Counter Boulevard, about 20 minutes by car or taxi from downtown. The station is accessible by city bus seven days a week, including evenings. Parking for short and long stays is available. See For More Information links below.

The terminal is equipped with a snack bar, accessible washrooms and Wi-Fi Internet access. Passengers requiring wheelchairs can book them through the station.


Kingston connects to other cities through an inter-city bus system. Buses depart at regular intervals from the Kingston bus terminal on John Counter Boulevard for Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and many other cities.

City bus service to the Kingston Bus Terminal is available every day of the week, including evenings. The terminal is equipped with a snack bar and wheelchair-accessible entrance, parking and washrooms.

A shuttle bus runs between the Kingston Bus Terminal and Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto. The bus leaves Kingston three times a day, seven days a week, except on Christmas Day, when there is no service, and Boxing Day, when only one bus departs from Kingston. Tickets and information about the shuttle are available at the Kingston Bus Terminal. See For More Information links below.


The City of Kingston owns and operates the Kingston Airport (YGK – also known as Norman Rogers Airport), located about 20 minutes by car or taxi from the downtown. Regular passenger flights between Kingston and Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto arrive and depart from the Kingston Airport every day.

The airport has a wheelchair-accessible entrance, parking and washrooms. Free Wi-Fi Internet access is also available. See For More Information links below.


A ferryboat runs between Kingston and the village of Marysville on Wolfe Island, a farming community located directly across from Kingston on Lake Ontario. Wolfe Island is the largest of the Thousand Islands and a popular tourist destination.

The Wolfe Island ferry leaves Kingston's waterfront every half hour (with some exceptions), seven days a week. The ferry docks at the island's main community of Marysville from April to December, and at Dawson's Point, about 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) east of Marysville, from December to April.

The ferry has a wheelchair-accessible entrance, parking and washrooms. There is no charge to ride the ferry. You can board the ferry from Kingston Terminal at the base The Tragically Hip Way (the lower part of Barrack Street) in downtown Kingston. A number of other ferry services operate in the Kingston area. See For More Information links below.

For More Information

Winter Road Conditions
Information on road conditions all regions of Ontario (Kingston is area 7, Eastern Ontario ) during the winter months. Includes an interactive map with more details, including road closures due to construction.

Business Travel
An overview of travel options in Kingston, including air, rail, and inter-city bus. Includes maps, phone number, links and other contact information.

Kingston Airport (YGK – Norman Rogers Airport)
Includes location; hours of operation; parking; pilot and customs information; business airport fees; and links to commercial airlines that use Kingston Airport. Also includes real-time flight information — departures and arrivals schedules and status updates. Located a 15 minute drive from downtown Kingston, the airport is fully accessible.

Kingston Bus Terminal
Address, telephone number and hours of operation are listed for Kingston Bus Terminal. Service is provided in English and French.

Kingston Area Ferry Information
Detailed information about year-round schedules for six ferry boat services in southeastern Ontario, including the Kingston area. Has photos and large map indicating ferry routes. The listings include both those ferries that charge a fare and those that do not. Ferries listed are: Glenora/Adolphustown, WolfeIsland/Kingston, Amherst Island, Howe Island-County, Frontenac Islands, and Horne’s (Canada/U.S. ferry).

Traveller’s Information
Detailed information about roads and highways in Ontario, including interactive maps that point out road closures, restricted areas, and current incidents. An official road map of Ontario can be downloaded from site.

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