Car Hire from Kingston Airport
Ontario is Canada’s second largest province. Kingston Airport is located at the south eastern tip of the region and offers a great starting point for an adventure along the shores of Lake Ontario. If you choose to hire a car from the airport, you’ll be able to discover more of the beautiful landscapes and vibrant towns that characterise the region.
Where to hire a car at Kingston Airport
Kingston Airport (also known as Kingston Norman Rogers Airport) is small and has just one terminal. Avis are the only car hire company operating at the airport. Their office can be found just outside the terminal building, set back from Len Birchall Way.
Petrol Stations near Kingston Airport
If you need to return your rental car with a full tank of petrol, you’ll find the closest petrol station just five minutes’ drive away. It’s a Shell garage located on route 33, in between the airport and Kingston city centre.
Driving around Kingston Airport
There’s a good road network around Kingston Airport. Front Road is a smaller lakeside road that runs from the airport towards Kingston city centre. It’s also easy to join route 33, a main road travelling into Kingston and also westbound along the lake towards Bath and Prince Edward. The 401 freeway is also close by, with routes northeast towards Montreal and southwest towards Toronto.
In Canada, cars drive on the right hand side of the road. Roads are generally very well-maintained and signposted. In contrast to driving rules in the UK, you are allowed to turn right on a red traffic light signal, unless there are signs telling you otherwise. To do this safely, you have to come to a complete stop before proceeding with caution.
Getting to your destination
With a hire car from Kingston Airport, you’ll find it easy to get to lots of great destinations. Here are a few of them:
Kingston is a small city located on the banks of Lake Ontario. It has preserved many of its historical buildings and you can learn more about the city’s history in one of many museums. The city also boasts a lively nightlife, some great arts venues and vibrant summer events.
It takes around 15 minutes to drive from Kingston Airport to Kingston city centre. The quickest route takes Front Road along the lakeside before turning away from the lake and into the downtown area. There’s a good selection of car parks around the city centre, mostly costing around $1.00 per hour. Some time restrictions are in place for street parking so it’s best to find a larger municipal carpark if you’re planning to stay for more than a few hours.
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Sandbanks Provincial Park boasts beautiful sandy beaches and impressive sand dunes. It’s home to a variety of wildlife and offers a range of activities for visitors. You can go hiking, swimming, fishing, cycling or canoeing and learn more about the natural landscape at the visitor centre. It’s also possible to camp at the park.
It takes around 75 minutes to drive from Kingston Airport to Sandbanks Provincial Park, taking the 401 freeway and then route 49. It’s also possible to travel on route 33, a slower but more scenic route along the lakeside.
Brockville is situated north of Kingston. It’s known as the City of the Thousand Islands due to its proximity to the impressive archipelago located in the St Lawrence River. Visitors can enjoy cruises around the islands, incredible fine dining and live theatre. Fresh water diving is also popular in the area.
Brockville is just over an hour’s drive from Kingston Airport. The quickest route takes the 401 freeway northbound. There are lots of car parks around the town. Visitors can get a complimentary visitor parking key, available from the Visitor Centre on Market Street, allowing you to park for free in municipal carparks for a day.