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Directions to Queen's and Visitor Parking

By Car    [highway graphic]    [parking meter graphic]

  • From Montréal
    • 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

Exit: 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.

Visitor Parking:

  • Paid underground parking for visitors to the main campus of Queen's University is available in the parking garage located at the corner of University Avenue and Stuart Street as well as the Queen’s Centre parking garage (enter from Division Street). Go to the campus map and select the "Parking" box to view locations...

  • Pay and display parking areas:

  • Free parking is also available along some city streets (with time restrictions). Use of permit parking spaces is also allowed after designated hours (see restrictions below).

  • Permit Parking: Parking permits are required for all Queen's surface lots and Queen's designated on-street parking from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday inclusive, with the exception of statutory holidays. The lot behind McLaughlin Hall requires a permit 24 hours per day all year. More on campus parking regulations...

By Train, Bus, or Air (and Taxi)    [train graphic]    [bus graphic]    [airplane graphic]    [taxi graphic]

  • Train service to Kingston arrives at the Kingston VIA Rail Station. (Train service is available from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal)
  • Bus service arrives at the John Counter Blvd Bus Terminal (Bus service  is available from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal)
  • Flights arrive at Kingston's Norman Rogers Airport
  • The Queen's campus is about a $15-20 taxi ride from the train station, bus terminal and airport. Allow for 15-20 minutes travel time during peak periods.
  • Some private shuttle services are available from nearby US airports.

[map locating Kingston]

Finding Kingston, Ontario, Canada: select image for larger view.