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.

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 January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Windsor in January
Estimated hotel price
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 8 km from the city centre.


VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Windsor, followed by UP Express. The train journey from Windsor to Toronto takes 3h 59m and costs around $66 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ottawa, expect to pay about $175 for a 8h 47m trip. The train station in Windsor is called Windsor, and is located 2.7 km from the city centre.


You can travel by bus to Windsor using Trailways or FlixBus. From Toronto, the bus ride to Windsor takes 428 km and will cost you around $154. From Ottawa, the ticket costs about $274 for a journey of 1199 km. The most popular bus station is Windsor Transit Terminal, located 0.5 km from the city centre of Windsor. Windsor Wyandotte at McKay is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Windsor

Airlines serving Windsor

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Air Canada
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Porter Airlines
Good (75 reviews)
Flair Airlines
Good (97 reviews)

Where to stay in Windsor

Average rates range from around $197 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $297 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include TownePlace Suites by Marriott Windsor and Ivy Rose Motor Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Windsor

Most booked hotels in Windsor

Stonecroft Inn
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
Caesars Windsor
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Howard Johnson Plaza by Wyndham Windsor
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
Best Western PLUS Waterfront Hotel
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
Lexington Inn & Suites-Windsor
Good (6.7, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Windsor

Expect to pay $2.18 per litre in Windsor (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.15 and $34.87. The most frequently booked car type in Windsor is Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) is, on average, 45% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.