Detroit-windsor Tunnel

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  • Address: 100 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226, United States, and 555 Goyeau Street, Windsor, ON N9A 1H1, Canada.
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-3135674422
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Adventure, Tunnel

This is an underground highway tunnel opened in 1930, nearly 85 years ago connecting the Detroit River between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Catering to 13,000 vehicles, it is operated by the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Company, LLC that is jointly owned by City Councils of Detroit and Windsor. It takes the route connecting Jefferson Avenue  and former Highway 3B.

You can pre-purchase your trip at a discounted toll fare of only $4.25 per trip by using your smartphone. Show barcode at the gate and move on thus saving time, money and gas. Or you could use the Tunnel Bus operated by Transit Windsor and enjoy quick, economical trips between Windsor and Detroit. Enjoy the experience of a ride on the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and take advantage of the numerous wonderful shops, restaurants, spas, hotels and sporting events near the Detroit-Windsor border.

Detroit-windsor Tunnel Travel Tips

  • Be careful to take the right lane as some automated booths take only coins, credit cards, Nexpress cards and not dollar bills.  
  • Motorcycles prohibited on the tunnel.
  • All travellers including US and Canadian citizens have to present either of the following documents to enter US by air, land or water.
  • A valid Passport and visa.
  • U.S. Passport card (valid only for travel by land and sea).
  • Alien card (issued to lawful US permanent citizens).
  • Nexus, Sentri or Fast Enrolment card.

Entrance Ticket Details For Detroit-windsor Tunnel

Toll rates differ for different vehicles, the basic rate is given below:

  • USD 4.50/CAD 4.50 for autos travelling into US.
  • USD 4.75/CAD 4.75 for autos travelling into Canada.

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  • Detroit-windsor Tunnel Address: 100 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226, United States, and 555 Goyeau Street, Windsor, ON N9A 1H1, Canada.
  • Detroit-windsor Tunnel Contact Number: +1-3135674422
  • Detroit-windsor Tunnel Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Detroit-windsor Tunnel(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Time required to visit Detroit-windsor Tunnel: 00:15 Mins
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  • 19.19% of people who visit Detroit include Detroit-windsor Tunnel in their plan

  • 60% of people start their Detroit-windsor Tunnel visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Detroit-windsor Tunnel

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Detroit-windsor Tunnel

People normally club together Eastern Market and Detroit International Riverfront while planning their visit to Detroit-windsor Tunnel.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Detroit-windsor Tunnel Reviews & Ratings

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  • I was born and raised in Michigan and have lived there for 36 years before moving out of state in 1978. I have used the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel many times when visiting Windsor, Canada, usually for a delicious dinner at one of the restaurants. The one mile long tunnel is quickly crossed. While in the tunnel, I frequently saw water dripping along the tunnel walls reminding me that I was under the Detroit river. I always had a happy feeling as I arrived at the tunnel exit after crossing. Most of the time, I used the Ambassador bridge because I drove south to Amherstburg, Ontario to visit my wife's grandparents who owned a farm. The view from the bridge is much nicer than the view in the tunnel.

  • A coming of age tradition for kids 19 to cross and drink. Many countries have these tunnels such as in England Taiwan or here. I like the bridge view but tunnel is faster I discovered. Hope to drive it again.

  • We drove through the tunnel and took the tunnel bus. Both were easy to do, but I recommend the tunnel bus for ease of commute. When we drove through, we got stuck in the absolute slowest car line and the wait was very long, but if we had picked a different line, the wait would have been minimal. When we took the bus, we happened to be traveling with people who were going to/from the same event as us, it made customs go really fast because we all had the same reasons for what we were doing.

  • Went to Windsor for lunch today. See, it was a nice tunnel, but what I didn't find amusing was that the border patrol people (in Detroit) were so serious that it was scary. If you can't handle being asked lots of questions it wouldn't be for you, but it's a simple way for Michiganders to get to Canada. So overall, meh.

  • Windsor's tunnel bus was very convenient. CBSA agents at the Windsor side were very nice and helpful.

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  • Can you park your car on the Detroit side and ride the bus through the tunnel

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    • I guess you can park your car in Detroit and then take the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Bus. But, it is recommended to ask the locals around just to confirm.  

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  • I plan on traveling from the Amtrak -Detroit station(w.Baltimore Ave) to the Via-Windsor(Walker Rd). What is the schedule & price for taking the tunnel bus? is there a public transit service from the Amtrak station to the tunnel?

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    • The tunnel buses are scheduled to depart every ten minutes between your chosen destinations. The fare for a single ride through the tunnel costs USD 5 per person. Buses 461 and 462 serve between W Baltimore Ave and Walker Rd. Hope this is helpful!

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