DID YOU KNOW THE WINDSOR-DETROIT BORDER IS THE BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL CROSSING IN NORTH AMERICA? More than 40,000 commuters, tourists and truck drivers carrying $323 million worth of goods cross the Windsor-Detroit border each day.

covid -19 information

Click visitwindsoressex.com/COVID19 for details on how the pandemic is affecting cross border travel. Currently only essential travel for U.S. and Canadian residents is permitted.

Border Crossings



Toll (passenger vehicle): $6.25 CDN or $5.00 U.S.
For detailed information regarding toll rates, please visit www.ambassadorbridge.com/Auto/Auto.aspx

Crossing into Canada, the Ambassador Bridge is your most direct link to:

  • Highway 3
  • Highway 401
  • E.C. Row Expressway

Crossing into the U.S., the Ambassador Bridge is a direct link to many major arteries/destinations, including:

  • I-96
  • I-94
  • I-75 (easy access to Southbound I-75)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Duty Free Shopping

Shopping “duty free” means no GST, no federal tax, no manufacturing tax, no excise tax and no provincial tax. It all adds up to huge savings for you!



Toll (passenger vehicle):
Windsor to Detroit: $4.75 CDN or $4.50 U.S.
Detroit to Windsor: $5.00 U.S. or $5.75 CDN
For detailed information regarding toll rates, please visit http://www.dwtunnel.com/Rates.aspx

Crossing into Canada, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a direct link to:

  • Downtown Windsor/Ouellette Avenue
  • Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
  • Highway 401
  • Windsor International Airport
  • VIA Rail

Crossing into the U.S., the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a direct link to:

  • Downtown Detroit
  • The Lodge Freeway (M-10)
  • I-75 (easy access to Northbound I-75)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Duty Free Shopping

Border Wait Times:

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Border Wait Times
Canada Border Services Agency Border Wait Times

Passport Information

A valid passport (or other supporting documentation) is needed to cross the border.


NEXUS is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada and the United States.

Tunnel Bus

Did you know Windsor is the only city to offer an international transit system, giving you the option at affordable and easy transfers to and from the Cit of Detroit Daily.

Boat Crossing

With dozens of marinas along our 100 mile coast line, we are a great destination for day and over night boating trips. Be prepared before you set sail!

Cannabis and international travel

In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. On June 21, 2018, the Cannabis Act received Royal Assent. This marks an important step in the process of legalizing and regulating cannabis in Canada. For more information, visit Health Canada’s Cannabis page.

Royal Assent does not equal legalization. Until October 17, 2018, it remains illegal to buy, possess or use cannabis in Canada for anything other than authorized medical or research purposes.