Getting Here

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Checkout some important info on Windsor Essex (and the province of Ontario) that you should know before travelling here.

IMPACTS OF COVID-19

The province of ontario is currently in Stage One of the Provinces Roadmap to Reopen. This impacts service levels at all establishments. Some highlights include:

  • Food & drink establishments can operate patio service
  • Retail service is open at 15% of capacity (or 25% for essential services)
  • Outdoor gatherings are permitted for 10 people

For more details and a full list of opening protocols please visit our COVID-19 Information hub.


BY PLANE, TRAIN OR BUS, IT’S EASY TO FIND YOUR WAY TO WINDSOR ESSEX!

TRAIN

VIA Rail Canada Windsor’s train station operates out of the historic Olde Walkerville district and is just a short cab or bus ride from the city centre. There are three daily departures and return trips along the Windsor-Toronto corridor with VIA Rail. For more details or to book tickets now click viarail.ca.

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, VIA Rail is currently running at a reduced capacity to Windsor. Please contact VIA Rail for additional details or questions.


AIR

Windsor International Airport Your Quick Gateway (YQG), is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Windsor. The airport offers frequent service to and from Toronto with easy connection with Porter Airlines, Air Canada Jazz, and seasonally with WestJet. Upon arrival, transportation to and from the airport is easy with major rental car, taxi and public transit just steps from the luggage terminal. For more details visit yqg.ca.

*Please note the Windsor International Airport is currently closed due to restricted air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the Windsor International Airport or your preferred airline for details or questions.


DRIVING

DRIVING? Windsor is only a four hour drive from Toronto down the 401 and easily accessible from Michigan through our two international border crossings


LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Click one of the links below to check out local transportation options.


CROSSING THE BORDER

Windsor is home to both the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, giving easy access between Windsor and the City of Detroit. Click ‘Crossing Made Easy’ for more details on what you need to cross the border.

 

* Transit Windsor offers public bus service for the City of Windsor, Town of LaSalle, Municipality of Leamington and the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Bus.

TOURISM INFORMATION CENTRE LOCATIONS

Please feel free to contact any of our Tourism Information Centres listed below where our friendly staff are standing by to share all that our region has to offer.

General Inquiries and Visitor Services
333 Riverside Dr. W., Suite 103 Windsor, ON N9A7C5

Contact: info@tourismwindsoressex.com
Phone: 519.255.6530 Toll Free: 1.800.265.3633

Office Hours:
* Please note the Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island Offices are currently closed to the public.  You can contact: info@tourismwindsoressex.com for any inquiries or use out ChatBot (on the right of the website) for more information.


CAESARS WINDSOR KIOSK


AMHERSTBURG WATERFRONT


ONTARIO TOURISM INFORMATION CENTRE


 

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