Kingston travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kingston

With a population of 114,195, Kingston is a must-see destination in Ontario, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Kingston has to offer.

Where to Eat in Kingston

If you’re looking for affordable options, Black Dog Tavern (69 Brock Street) and Days on Front (730 Front Road) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Flavours of India (461 Princess St) and Milestones Grill + Bar - Kingston (27 Princess St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Kingston.

When to visit Kingston

Kingston in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 146
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kingston in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 146
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kingston in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 24 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is February, when it can get as cold as -12 °C, with an average temperature of -7 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Kingston, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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How to Get to Kingston


When flying to Kingston, you’ll arrive at Kingston (YGK), which is located 9 km from the city centre The shortest domestic flight to Kingston departs from Vancouver and takes around 17h 25m.


VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Kingston, followed by AccesRail. The train station in Kingston is called Kingston, and is located 5 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Kingston is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 241 km from Kingston. You’ll find branches of Turo and City Car & Truck Rental, among others, in Toronto.


The most popular bus station is Kingston Queen's University, located 1.3 km from downtown Kingston. Kingston Joyceville is also a commonly used station, and is 19 km from the city centre.

Airports near Kingston

Airlines serving Kingston

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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,741 reviews)
Air France
Good (641 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,649 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (322 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,673 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (162 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (611 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (591 reviews)
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Cathay Pacific
Good (219 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (574 reviews)
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Korean Air
Excellent (449 reviews)
Japan Airlines
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Where to stay in Kingston

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Lord Nelson Motel and Motel 6 Kingston On.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kingston

Most booked hotels in Kingston

Best Western Fireside Inn
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 216+
Motel 6 Kingston On
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 135+
Days Inn by Wyndham Kingston
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 158+
Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 315+
Holiday Inn Kingston-Waterfront
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 307+
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Kingston Lasalle
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
C$ 162+

Renting a car in Kingston

Renting a car in Kingston costs C$ 82 per day, on average, or C$ 164 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 31% more expensive than at Kingston.

Expect to pay C$ 1.81 per litre in Kingston (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 21.69 and C$ 28.92. Intermediate (Mazda Mazda3 or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Kingston, while also 63% cheaper than other types, on average.