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About Kingston

Kingston is a beautiful lake city where the past and present intermingle at every turn, offering visitors of all ages and interests something to enjoy. History enthusiasts should visit Fort Henry National Historic Site to see remnants of old military conquest. Next, head to Bellevue House, the former home of Canada's first Prime Minister and perhaps the best example of the old-world Victorian architecture in the city.

Located on the northern tip of Lake Ontario, Kingston is brimming with watersports, bike trails, and mountain hikes for those that want to immerse themselves in nature—the Thousand Islands National Park and Frontenac Provincial Park, situated just outside of the city, are two highlights. Kingston also harbors a bustling urban culture comprising live music, antique markets, and culinary excellence that is best experienced simply by walking around and following your eyes and nose. Raise a glass in any of Kingston's award-winning wineries or microbreweries before heading downtown to dine at one of the many international restaurants.

The city is well-placed and offers easy connections via rail and bus to major urban centers like Toronto and Montreal. Norman Rogers Airport is the quickest way to get around regionally, while the historic Rideau Canal provides Ottawa-bound travelers a slower but incredibly scenic mode of transport.

What bus companies travel to Kingston, Ontario?

Located in Ontario, Canada, Kingston is accessible by bus from 8 other cities. You can choose from 75 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Kingston on Wanderu. Rider Express usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Kingston are also available..

Bus companies serving Kingston

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US7814h 57m€83.07
Book-a-Ride122h 22m€23.62
Rider Express73h 49m€23.42
Red Arrow Motorcoach43h 44m€27.73
Bookaride41h 58m€26.06
OurBus32h 16m€11.44
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Book-a-Ride is a Canadian bus company that plays a vital role in the country's public transportation infrastructure, with numerous routes connecting cities across Canada, including daily connections from Ottawa to Toronto, and Ottawa to Kingston. Onboard amenities on Book-a-Ride coaches include air conditioning, restrooms, power outlets, and Wi-Fi connectivity, ensuring a comfortable and connected journey for passengers. With numerous daily trips and extra legroom in seats, Book-a-Ride provides reliable and comfortable transportation for travelers throughout Canada.

  • Red Arrow buses connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious buses with the best amenities. Passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, power outlets, and extra legroom. Free water and snacks available for purchase round out the high-end vehicle's offerings.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Which bus service has the best service to Kingston?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Kingston by bus with Book-a-Ride giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Book-a-Ride had the most comfortable bus service to Kingston taking into account the seats and amenities that Book-a-Ride offers. They rate Book-a-Ride a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Kingston punctually, travelers suggest that Rider Express has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Kingston, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€6.47 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Kingston, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Kingston. In the last month, buses from Ottawa to Kingston had the lowest average price at €10.35. The bus from Ottawa to Kingston also tends to start at relatively low prices.

The busiest bus station in Kingston is Esso Gas Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Kingston are:

  • Esso Gas Station
  • 1141 Division St
  • Kingslake Plaza - 1165 Division St
The closest airport to Kingston is Kingston Norman Rogers Airport (YGK), it is located 5.5 miles from the city center of Kingston.
Kingston ranks number 18 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 48 in Canada. Kingston ranks number 7 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Kingston via bus service. On average 71 direct daily bus trips serve Kingston.
The population of Kingston is 114195. Kingston ranks number 25 in terms of population in Ontario and number 57 in all of Canada.
Bus tickets to Kingston range from €7 for a short trip to Kingston, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Kingston starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Kingston can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Kingston for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest bus station to the city center of Kingston is Kingston, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Kingston as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Kingston. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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