Commuter Services

Queen's University encourages our community to use alternative transportation methods to reduce emissions and protect the environment. There are various ways of commuting to and from work every day.

Interested in changing up your commute? Try our alternative transportation calculator to see how much time, money, and carbon output you might save by changing your commute. 

  Alternative Transportation Calculator

Get on board with Transpass

Kingston Transit provides Park & Ride lots for customers who wish to park their vehicles and ride the bus the rest of the way to their destination. Free parking at these locations is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at:

Buses in Kingston offer rack and roll bike racks year round (PDF 162 KB).

Join the program

Parking Permits

Queen’s has over 3,500 parking spots across eight lots on campus.

Hourly and daily parking is available in designated lots.

The university also offers a carpooling program for employees.

 

2020-2021 Parking Rates

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Queen's

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Queen's has installed more than 60 electric vehicle charging stations across seven designated parking sites. 

  • Queen's Center Parking Garage
  • Tindall Parking Garage
  • School of Kinesiology
  • MacNeil House 
  • Jackson Hall
  • Isabelle Bader Center for Performing Arts
  • Goode's Parking Garage

Charger spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee to the user at this time to use the chargers. 

Cycling

Queen's is a cycle-friendly campus.

More than 400 bike racks are available for use at the University. 

In addition, Commuter Services offers a secure bike parking facility for an annual fee. Registration is required.

Resources

Learn more

Car sharing

Make use of conveniently located Communauto vehicles at the Queen's Tindall parking lot. 

Participants get convenient access to fuel-efficient vehicles and pay only when the vehicle is used.

Car sharing allows people to avoid vehicle ownership costs that include routine maintenance, repairs, insurance, and fuel.

Every shared car is estimated to replaces six to eight private cars on our roads. 

Communauto program
Sidewalk and Pedestrians

Additional Resources

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It's easy to overlook the impacts of choosing one form of transportation over another. We developed this tool to assist you with estimating the cost and carbon impact of various transportation methods based on the length of your commute to Queen's! Simply enter the length of your commute to Queen's, and the cost and carbon impact of your round trip will be estimated using various methods of transportation.


Vehicle and commute info

 
Input your vehicle mileage, as well as the length of your one way commute to campus. The tool will use this to estimate the impact of your round trip.
 
What is the length of your commute to Queen's: km (One way)
What class vehicle do you drive?
What is your vehicles mileage MPG 
Include Parking fees? yes no


Cost by transportation method

 
Compare the cost of various transportation methods for your round trip to Queen's.
 
Method of transportation: Daily Weekly Monthly Annual
Your Vehicle $ $ $ $
Vehicle - Electric $ $ $ $
Bus $ $ $ $
Bike $ $ $ $
Walking Walking is free!

Emitted carbon by transportation method 

 
Compare the carbon impact of various transportation methods for your round trip to Queen's.
 
Method of transportation: Daily Weekly Monthly Annual
Your Vehicle kg's kg's kg's kg's
Vehicle - Electric kg's kg's kg's kg's
Bus kg's kg's kg's kg's
Bike kg's kg's kg's kg's
Walking Walking doesn't emit carbon!

Travel Time by transportation method 

 
Compare the commute time of various transportation methods for your round trip to Queen's.
 
Method of transportation: Your Vehicle Electric Vehicle Bus Bike Walking
Daily round trip travel time minutes  minutes  minutes  minutes  minutes