Kingston's Location



Centrally located between Toronto and Montreal, Kingston is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario. Ottawa is 200 kilometres to the northeast, while the American border is a short 25-minute drive away. There are frequent rail connections and 13 flights daily to and from Toronto.  The city is at the head of both the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Thousand Islands, two of Ontario's outstanding scenic areas, and is only a short distance from provincial and national parks which allow for camping, hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities.

Getting Here:

By Car

  • From Montreal
    • West on Autoroute 720, then west on Autoroute 20, then west on Ontario's Highway 401
    • About 290 km, or about 3 hours by car
  • From Ottawa
    • South on Highway 416, and west on Highway 401
    • About 200 km, or about 2 hours by car
  • From Toronto
    • East on Highway 401
    • About 260 km, or about 2.75 hours by car
  • From Syracuse
    • North on I-81 to the border of Canada
    • West on Thousand Islands Bridge to Highway 401
    • West on Highway 401
    • About 215 km, or about 2.5 hours by car
  • Follow Highway 401 to Kingston and exit south on Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. (exit 615). Follow this street south to Union Street, which is at the eighth set of traffic lights. Turn left onto Union and continue for approximately 10 blocks to the Queen's campus.

By Train, Bus, or Air

  • Train service to Kingston arrives at the Kingston VIA Rail Station.
  • Bus service arrives at the Counter Street Bus Terminal.
  • Flights arrive at Kingston's Norman Rogers Airport.
  • The Queen's campus is about a $15 taxi ride from station, terminal, and airport.