Transportation in Kingston

Active Transport


Students walking past bikes parked in front of an ivy-covered Queen's building.

The Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation promotes the benefits (health, environmental, economic) of active transportation. Buses in Kingston offer bike racks spring through fall.

Some resources to help you get started on cycling around Kingston:


Students walking up and down the street on Queen's campus.

Walking trails that connect with downtown Kingston are the Rideau Trail and Waterfront Trail. More resources on active transportation can be found on the Kingston Gets Active web site.

Public Transportation

Public bus service is available through Kingston Transit. There is also a public ferry that provides service to and from Wolfe Island. For detailed information about bus schedules and bus routes throughout the city’s transit system, visit the City of Kingston’s Transit page which also includes a Trip Planner. All of Kingston's bus lines are served by accessible buses, and the city offers accessible parking spots and taxis.

Driving to Work

Surface, underground, and street parking is available on West Campus and Main Campus. Contact  Physical Plant Services if you need a parking space. There are usually waiting lists for surface spaces.

Parking at West Campus is less expensive and provides the opportunity to walk or bike for the remaining 2.5 km to Main Campus. 

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