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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Windsor to see all of its attractions.

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 Bacchus Ristorante inc. (614 Erie St E) are great picks.

When to visit Windsor

Windsor in July
Estimated hotel price
£96
1 night at 3-star hotel
Windsor in July
Estimated hotel price
£96
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. The shortest flight to Windsor from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 12h 06m.

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 £32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Montreal, expect to pay about £258 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 hire from Hamilton, which is about 174 miles from Windsor. You’ll find branches of Avis and Turo, among others, in Hamilton.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Windsor Transit Terminal, located 0.3 miles from the city centre of 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. The shortest flight to Windsor from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 12h 06m.

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 £32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Montreal, expect to pay about £258 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 hire from Hamilton, which is about 174 miles from Windsor. You’ll find branches of Avis and Turo, among others, in Hamilton.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Windsor Transit Terminal, located 0.3 miles from the city centre of 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 (4,685 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (269 reviews)
Porter Airlines
Good (172 reviews)
WestJet
Good (2,025 reviews)

Where to stay in Windsor

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor and Best Western PLUS Waterfront Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Windsor

Most booked hotels in Windsor

Stonecroft Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£96+
Caesars Windsor
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£126+
Holiday Inn Express Windsor Waterfront
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£100+
Howard Johnson Plaza by Wyndham Windsor
2 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
£52+
Comfort Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge
3 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
£77+

Hiring a car in Windsor

Hiring a car in Windsor costs £49 per day, on average.

Expect to pay £1.07 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 £12.74 and £16.98. The most frequently booked car type in Windsor is Standard (Ford Edge or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota Corolla or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Windsor costs £49 per day, on average.

Expect to pay £1.07 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 £12.74 and £16.98. The most frequently booked car type in Windsor is Standard (Ford Edge or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota Corolla or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.