Queen's University




Directions to Queen's and Visitor Parking

[University Avenue with Grant Hall tower]

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
  • 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 (enter form Stuart Street) as well as the Queen’s Centre parking garage (enter from Division Street).

On Street pay-and-display parking areas
  • On main campus, there are designated spots areas in the Tindall Field surface lot. The City of Kingston is in charge of, and enforces, metered pay-and-display parking along many streets in the area (e.g., parts of Union Street — including directly in front of Gordon Hall where our guided campus tours begin), Alfred Street, Clergy Street, Stuart Street and more), in the parking lot located at Barrie Street and King Street.

  • Visitors to McArthur Hall may park in the pay-and-display area south of the building.

  • Limited parking is available to visitors to the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

Free parking

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 (as indicated by signage) for all Queen's surface lots and Queen's designated on-street permit parking spots from 7 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday inclusive (but not 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.