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.

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 February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kingston in February
Estimated hotel price
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.


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 hire from Toronto, which is about 241 km from Kingston. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Avis, among others, in Toronto.


FlixBus operates bus routes to Kingston. The most popular bus station is Kingston Queen's University, located 1.3 km from the city centre of 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 (1,726 reviews)
Air France
Good (628 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,599 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (318 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,590 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Cathay Pacific
Good (210 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (558 reviews)
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Korean Air
Excellent (448 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)
Motel 6 Kingston On
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Days Inn by Wyndham Kingston
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Holiday Inn Kingston-Waterfront
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Kingston Lasalle
Good (7.2, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Kingston

Expect to pay $2.19 per litre in Kingston (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.25 and $35.00. 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 Compact car hire (Mazda CX-3 or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.