Windsor travel guide

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You're Going to Love Windsor

With a population of 278,013, Windsor 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 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Windsor has to offer.

Where to Eat in Windsor

City Centre is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Windsor. These include popular favourites such as The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Windsor Riverside (1 Riverside Dr West), Neros Steakhouse - Caesars Windsor (377 Riverside Dr E) and MAZAAR (downtown) (372 Ouellette Avenue). If you’re looking for affordable options, The City Grill - Windsor (375 Ouellette) and Take Five Bistro (1068 Erie St East) are great picks.

When to visit Windsor

Windsor in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 140
1 night at 3-star hotel
Windsor in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 140
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Windsor in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -7 °C, with an average temperature of -4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 94 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Windsor, with an average rainfall of 62 mm.

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How to Get to Windsor


When flying to Windsor, you’ll arrive at Windsor (YQG), which is located 5 miles from the city centre The shortest domestic flight to Windsor departs from Halifax and takes around 2h 45m.


VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Windsor, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Windsor to Toronto takes 4h 15m and costs around C$ 55 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ottawa, expect to pay about C$ 173 for a 8h 47m trip. The train station in Windsor is called Windsor, and is located 1.7 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Windsor is to pick up a car rental from Mississauga, which is about 193 miles from Windsor. You’ll find branches of Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Mississauga.


You can travel by bus to Windsor using FlixBus or Greyhound. From Ottawa, the bus ride to Windsor takes 715 miles and will cost you around C$ 157. From Washington, D.C., the ticket costs about C$ 314 for a journey of 1650 miles. The most popular bus station is Windsor University, located 1.5 miles from downtown Windsor. Windsor Transit Terminal is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Windsor

Airlines serving Windsor

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Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
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Flair Airlines
Good (84 reviews)
Porter Airlines
Good (65 reviews)
Sunwing Airlines
Okay (13 reviews)

Where to stay in Windsor

Average rates range from around C$ 158 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 190 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Ivy Rose Motor Inn and Bestway Motel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Windsor

Most booked hotels in Windsor

Stonecroft Inn
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 136+
Caesars Windsor
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 174+
Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 160+
Best Western PLUS Waterfront Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 156+
Howard Johnson Plaza by Wyndham Windsor
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 78+
Holiday Inn Windsor - Ambassador Bridge, An IHG Hotel
Good (7, Good reviews)
C$ 195+
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Renting a car in Windsor

Renting a car in Windsor costs C$ 72 per day, on average, or C$ 359 if you want to rent it for 5 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 5% cheaper than airport locations in Windsor.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 per litre in Windsor (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.71 and C$ 27.61. The most frequently booked car type in Windsor is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Nissan Frontier or similar) are, on average, 66% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.