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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Kingston to see all of its attractions.

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, Mayla (343 King St E, Kingston) and Wharf & Feather (2 Princess St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Kingston.

When to visit Kingston

Kingston in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 165
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kingston in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 165
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

Plane

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.

Train

The train station in Kingston is called Kingston, and is located 5 km from the city centre.

Car

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 Hertz and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Red Arrow operates bus routes to Kingston. The most popular bus station is Kingston First Canada Avenue, located 4 km from downtown Kingston. Kingston Queen's University is also a commonly used station, and is 1.3 km from the city centre.

Plane

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.

Train

The train station in Kingston is called Kingston, and is located 5 km from the city centre.

Car

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 Hertz and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Red Arrow operates bus routes to Kingston. The most popular bus station is Kingston First Canada Avenue, located 4 km from downtown Kingston. Kingston Queen's University is also a commonly used station, and is 1.3 km from the city centre.

Airports near Kingston

Airlines serving Kingston

Lufthansa
Good (4,687 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (939 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,194 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,451 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (473 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,109 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,951 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,199 reviews)
LOT
Good (667 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (781 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,169 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (553 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (193 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (690 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (512 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (767 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,335 reviews)
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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

Hampton Inn by Hilton Kingston
3 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 207+
Motel 6 Kingston On
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 124+
Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront
4 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 274+
Confederation Place Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
C$ 238+
Holiday Inn Kingston-Waterfront
3 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
C$ 245+
Days Inn by Wyndham Kingston
2 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 155+

Renting a car in Kingston

Renting a car in Kingston costs C$ 80 per day, on average.

Expect to pay C$ 1.85 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$ 22.09 and C$ 29.46. The most frequently booked car type in Kingston is Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Rio or similar) are, on average, 50% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Kingston costs C$ 80 per day, on average.

Expect to pay C$ 1.85 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$ 22.09 and C$ 29.46. The most frequently booked car type in Kingston is Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Rio or similar) are, on average, 50% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.