Crossing Made Easy

DID YOU KNOW THE WINDSOR-DETROIT BORDER IS THE BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL CROSSING IN NORTH AMERICA?

Typically more than 40,000 commuters, tourists and truck drivers carrying $323 million worth of goods cross the Windsor-Detroit border each day.

Border Crossings

Toll (passenger vehicle):

  • $6.75 CDN (Windsor to Detroit)/$6.50 USD (Detroit to Windsor)
  • $5.40 CDN or $4.20 USD  (Windsor to Detroit)/$5.60 CDN or $4.60 USD (Detroit to Windsor) when using NEXPRESS®
  • $5 CDN or $4 USD when using NEXPRESS® Passenger EV *Please see website for further details
  • $5 USD (Windsor to Detroit)/$5.40 USD (Detroit to Windsor) when using DWT Mobile App *Purchases are in round trip

Note: The Tunnel is fully cashless accepting NEXPRESS® Toll Cards, Debit and Credit Cards.

For detailed information regarding toll rates, please visit takethetunnel.com

Crossing into Canada, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a direct link to doowntown Windsor/Ouellette Avenue, Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino, Windsor International Airport, VIA Rail

Crossing into the U.S., the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a direct link to Downtown Detroit, The Lodge Freeway (M-10), I-75 (easy access to Northbound I-75), Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Duty Free Shopping

Toll (passenger vehicle):

  • $8 USD (Detroit to Windsor) / $11 CAD (Windsor to Detroit)
  • $6.25 USD when using Ambassador Bridge Premier Commuter Card

For detailed information regarding toll rates, please visit www.ambassadorbridge.com

Crossing into Canada, the Ambassador Bridge is your most direct link to Highway 3, Highway 401, E.C. Row Expressway

Crossing into the U.S., the Ambassador Bridge is a direct link to many major arteries/destinations, including I-96, I-94, I-75 (easy access to Southbound I-75), Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Duty Free Shopping

Shopping “duty free” means no GST, no federal tax, no manufacturing tax, no excise tax and no provincial tax. It all adds up to huge savings for you!


Tunnel Bus Service

Windsor offers an international transit system, giving you the option at affordable and easy transfers to and from the City of Detroit daily.

The Tunnel Bus, operated by Transit Windsor, is an exclusive feature of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. It offers low cost transportation between downtown Windsor and Detroit – perfect for quick, easy trips in Windsor’s and Detroit’s core areas. Buses leave from the Windsor International Transit Terminal at 300 Chatham Street West.

The Monday to Saturday scheduled is 6am to 9:41pm. The Sunday schedule is 8am to 7:41pm. There will only be one bus operating this service.  Click here for the Tunnel Bus map and schedule.

Tunnel Bus Fare: (Exact Fare Only)

    • One way (including service to  Cobo Center/Hall, Rosa Parks Transit Center, Campus Martius and Hart Plaza.) – $10 CDN/U.S. each way. Per person. Click here for more information.
    • Transit Windsor provides Special Event Bus Service to select sporting events and concerts in Detroit, Michigan. Reservations are required to use the Special Events Bus. Click here for important information. The fare is $15 per person for a round-trip ticket.

Visit Transit Windsor or call 519-944-4111 or 311 for more details or to reserve your seat.


Passport Information

A valid passport (or other supporting documentation) is needed to cross the border between Canada and the United States.

NEXUS Program

NEXUS is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada and the United States.


TRAVELLING WITH PETS

It’s easy to travel with your pets to and from Windsor Essex,  but there are some important steps you need to take while entering and exciting Canada.

ENTERING CANADA

If you are travelling with a pet or planning to import an animal to Canada, you will need the right paperwork at the border to meet Canada’s import requirements. If you don’t, you risk experiencing delays at the border and your animal may not be allowed into Canada.

For the details from the Government of Canada please click here.

LEAVING CANADA

Starting August 1, 2024 at 12:01AM ET, new rules go into effect. Use the DogBot below to determine what rules apply to your dog based on the dates of travel and where your dog is traveling from.

For more details from the Center for Disease Control (US) please click here.


Cannabis and International Travel

In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. On June 21, 2018, the Cannabis Act received Royal Assent. This marks an important step in the process of legalizing and regulating cannabis in Canada. For more information, visit Health Canada’s Cannabis page.


Detroit Metro Airport

Detroit Metro Airport is conveniently located just 37km from downtown Windsor, offering connectivity to all major U.S. airlines. Click metroairport.com for more details.

Several shuttle bus options are available to get to and from Detroit Metro Airport including:

CANADIAN BASED PROVIDERS

US BASED PROVIDERS


Boat Crossing

With dozens of marinas along our 100 mile coast line, we are a great destination for day and over night boating trips. Be prepared before you set sail! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, crossing the border for recreation or tourism is currently prohibited – please see below for further details.

Boating Requirements

  • For private boaters coming into Canada, please click here.  This section also provides links on bringing goods across the border, NEXUS and planning a boating event.
  • For private boaters coming into the U.S., please click here.

By Ferry (via Pelee Island, ON)

  • Ferry service between Pelee Island, Ontario and Sandusky, Ohio runs from April 29th to September 5th, 2022. P
  • For the complete sailing schedule & reservation from Pelee Island, ON to Sandusky, OH and Pelee Island, ON to Kingsville, ON or Leamington, ON, please click here.
Instagram

Looking for a day of relaxation? Cast your line and reel in fish of all shapes and sizes! The waters in Windsor Essex are sprawling with muskie, perch, walleye and more!🐟 #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverON #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest ...

25 0

The Perfect Essex County Adventure 🚴‍♂️🛶🍇

🧇 Start your day off right with a yummy breakfast at @beachhousekingsville! Definitely try the Chicken Bacon Waffle and a Mango Mimosa 🥭

🚴‍♂️ Bike the Chrysler Canada Greenway Trail! You’ll pedal past farms, forests, vineyards, creeks, and quaint villages

🍔 Grab lunch at @themaingrill! The West Coast Burger is a must 🤤🥑

🦋🐢🐦 Check out the diverse wildlife at Point Pelee National Park! Must-do’s at the park include walking to the southernmost tip of mainland Canada, and checking out turtles and birds along the marsh boardwalk 🌿

🍺 Grab a flight of local craft beer at @curedcraftbrewing! Check out their seasonal taps to see what’s new and fresh when you visit 🥨

🛶 Go for a sunset paddle with @peleewingspaddlesports! Kayak along the Erie shore with some of the coolest people we’ve ever met! 🌅

🥞 Grab brunch at @eclecticlovekingsville! You’ve got to try the fungi toast, huevos rancheros, and their fluffy buttermilk pancakes🍹

🌾 Paddle up Cedar Creek with a kayak or a paddleboard from @somewhere_else_experience! The wildlife and peace you’ll find on the creek will make you feel like you’re in the Carolinas 💦

🛍️ Get your shop on at @cindyshomeandgarden and @annasflowers! You’ll find beautiful flowers and plants, and many unique housewares and gift ideas 💐

🍻 Grab a pint and a burger at @bgbrewing! The Chicken Banh Mi is out of this world!! 🤤

🍇 Finish your stay with a tasting at @peleewinery! You can try premium wines that are only available at their Kingsville and Pelee Island locations! 🍷

🏡 While you’re in the county, stay overnight with @diokinns! They’ve got several cute and cozy inns to choose from in Kingsville to call home during your stay 💤
...

71 0

Any plans for your Friday night? Make your way through our Barrels Bottles and Brews Trail, the perfect combination of adventure and craft beer! 🍻 Our self-guided tour will guide you through our craft breweries and distilleries including @sandwichbrewing #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverON #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest #BarrelsTrail

📷@just_jesse_nicole
...

22 0