Explore the historic town of Kingston by rental car
Nicknamed ‘Limestone City’ for its stunning hand-cut stone architecture, Kingston is prime to be explored in a rental car. One of the earliest sites of European settlers in Ontario, Kingston with its museums, parks, historical sites, and stunning waterfront is a fascinating mix of cultural history and modern day ingenuity, drawing in people from all over Canada. The city’s motto, "where history and innovation thrive", is evident as you meander its streets.
Kingston’s streets are well signposted, making the city a pleasure to navigate. The waterfront is a popular spot, so be mindful of pedestrians.
Kingston’s downtown area can get quite busy, as the city tends to congregate there a lot of the time. If you can, avoid driving through the centre of the city during peak hours.
Getting to and from the airport
It will take you around 20 minutes to drive the 10km from Kingston Airport to the CBD. Take Len Birchall Way to Hampton Gray Gate, then left onto Front Road. Follow the road through Portsmouth and into Kingston. If you’re planning to pick up your rental car from the city, there is a taxi pick up zone just outside the terminal.
● Distance in Canada is measure in kilometers. The speed limit in the city is 50km/h, and up to 100km/h on the highway.
● Watch out for wandering animals when driving in the countryside.
● Always wear your seatbelt.
● Do not use your phone while driving.
Where to park
At the Norman Rogers Airport there is both short and long-term parking available. The car park is located just outside the terminal, and begins at $2 per hour. There is a maximum time restriction of two hours, or you can grab a daily pass for $8.
Downtown Kingston has over 1,400 on-street car parks and several parking garages, so you won’t be short on choice. On-street parks are monitored by meters, and range from $1 - $1.50 per hour. Parking lots and garages begin at around $1 per hour.
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A quick overview of the Norman Rogers Airport
The Norman Rogers Airport has daily flights to and from Toronto with Air Canada. While the terminal is modest in size, it’s big on welcome; friendly staff are more than happy to assist you with whatever you need. The Avis and Europcar rental car desks are located near the baggage claim, so when you’re ready to set off, pick up your keys from the kiosks and be on your way.
Wake up to beautiful views of the lake, wander out your door into the bustling streets of downtown Kingston, or sip coffee in a bed and breakfast in the countryside. Take your pick from these great options and more.
From those visiting from around Canada and the United States, to international travellers stopping in for a time, each year the tourism industry in Kingston grows. People love the events put on in the city each year, and with so many different annual festivals, you’re bound to catch something during your stay.
Kingston is home to many artists, and the community of like-minded people continues to grow. This results in the many festivals the city holds each year, as well as a creative city vibe which seems to seep into every street.
Situated on the St Lawrence River, and with several lakes and rivers running through it, Kingston is a definitely a water prominent city. Kingston is located in the south corner of Ontario, and is serviced by Highway 401. The highway links up with major cities of Montreal and Toronto, so it’s easy to nip around to other cities.
Attractions to visit in your car hire
The suburbs of Barriefield and Sydenham are Heritage Conservation Districts and stunning to explore. Here are a few more of the region’s must-sees: