Windsor travel guide

Windsor Tourism | Windsor Guide

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. Windsor deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Windsor

City Centre is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Windsor. These include popular favourites such as Fourteen Restaurant & Sky Lounge (100 Ouellette Ave Unit 1400), The Bull & Barrel Windsor (670 Ouellette Avenue) and Fionn MacCool's - Windsor (430 Ouellette Ave). If you’re looking for affordable options, Lone Star Texas Grill - Windsor (4140 Walker Rd) and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Windsor Devonshire (490 Division Road) are great picks.

When to visit Windsor

Windsor in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 164
1 night at 3-star hotel
Windsor in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 164
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

Plane

When flying to Windsor, you’ll arrive at Windsor (YQG), which is located 5 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Windsor include Air Canada, Emirates and WestJet. The shortest domestic flight to Windsor departs from Toronto and takes around 1h.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Windsor, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Windsor to Toronto takes 3h 59m and costs around C$ 56 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Montreal, expect to pay about C$ 461 for a 9h 39m trip. The train station in Windsor is called Windsor, and is located 1.7 miles from the city centre.

Car

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 Zoom Rent A Car and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Mississauga.

Bus

Busbud operates bus routes to Windsor. The most popular bus station is Windsor Transit Terminal, located 0.3 miles from downtown Windsor. Windsor University is also a commonly used station, and is 1.5 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Windsor, you’ll arrive at Windsor (YQG), which is located 5 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Windsor include Air Canada, Emirates and WestJet. The shortest domestic flight to Windsor departs from Toronto and takes around 1h.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Windsor, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Windsor to Toronto takes 3h 59m and costs around C$ 56 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Montreal, expect to pay about C$ 461 for a 9h 39m trip. The train station in Windsor is called Windsor, and is located 1.7 miles from the city centre.

Car

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 Zoom Rent A Car and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Mississauga.

Bus

Busbud operates bus routes to Windsor. The most popular bus station is Windsor Transit Terminal, located 0.3 miles from downtown Windsor. Windsor University is also a commonly used station, and is 1.5 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Windsor

Airlines serving Windsor

Lufthansa
Good (4,672 reviews)
SWISS
Good (942 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,101 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,235 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (269 reviews)
Porter Airlines
Good (174 reviews)
WestJet
Good (2,034 reviews)

Where to stay in Windsor

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Ivy Rose Motor Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor.

Where to stay in popular areas of Windsor

Most booked hotels in Windsor

Stonecroft Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 170+
DoubleTree by Hilton Windsor Hotel & Suites
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 200+
Caesars Windsor
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 210+
Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 173+
Howard Johnson Plaza by Wyndham Windsor
2 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 93+
Comfort Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge
3 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 138+

Renting a car in Windsor

Renting a car in Windsor costs C$ 90 per day, on average, or C$ 180 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 9% cheaper than airport locations in Windsor.

Expect to pay C$ 1.90 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$ 22.73 and C$ 30.31. 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 (Class Full-size Car or similar) are, on average, 66% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Windsor costs C$ 90 per day, on average, or C$ 180 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 9% cheaper than airport locations in Windsor.

Expect to pay C$ 1.90 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$ 22.73 and C$ 30.31. 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 (Class Full-size Car or similar) are, on average, 66% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.