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Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

100 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-4376
+1 313-567-4422
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UNDER THE RIVER? You won't believe it! You WON'T!!!

Definitely a trip . . . from Detroit to Windsor, CANADA! You must have a passport to try it, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Detroit, Michigan
Best way to travel between Detroit and Windsor

Conveniently located in the core of the downtown areas of Detroit and Windsor. Tolls are less than... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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100 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-4376
+1 313-567-4422
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely a trip . . . from Detroit to Windsor, CANADA! You must have a passport to try it, but it's the best ride you'll find anywhere along the U.S. Canada border.

Thank LulusOtherMom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Conveniently located in the core of the downtown areas of Detroit and Windsor. Tolls are less than the Bridge. Customer service was efficient and they take cash as well as electronic payments. The tunnel is still the world's only sub aqueous international vehicular tunnel.

Thank nbelitsky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cross the border of Windsor-Detroit often. The traffic is unpredictable and the wait can be long. The staff on the road are always very customer friendly while directing traffic and taking tolls. This is one of the busiest borders crossings in the world and...More

Thank Zombie_Driver
Reviewed 20 April 2017

As a child, the Detroit/Windsor tunnel seemed so mysterious. I loved the idea you could drive one mile underwater and be in another country. The tunnel has endured and it is one of the highlights of the Detroit Free Press International Marathon & Half Marathon....More

Thank susan S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We missed out turn for the Ambassador Bridge and Google Maps rerouted us a couple of times and before we knew it, we were at the tunnel entrance. It's a clean, easy way to get across into Canada from Detroit. The toll was $5.00.

Thank TravelingFreeWoman
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I always use the tunnel to cross back and forth between Windsor and Detroit. It's fast, clean and very safe. Traffic can be heavy at times but this is one of the busiest international crossings in the world.

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Why limit your visit to the Motor City to a domestic affair,when you can go"international"with a quick drive UNDER the strait which separates the two powers of the Western hemisphere,and immerse yourself in the friendly,diverse culture and delicacies of picturesque Windsor Ontario,before journeying further into...More

1  Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The old Windsor tunnel is a throw back to engineering of a former day. The claustrophobic ride is only enhanced by a quick beep of the horn as you drive along the tile laced walls. Spiraling quickly under the river you soon arrive in Canada...More

Thank Furious_storm
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Probably goes without saying that a tunnel is less scenic than a bridge, but it is. Tunnel felt safer as bridge is impressively decrepit and tunnel clean and well lit. But views obviously better from bridge.

Thank Orthocincy
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We took this route from Windsor to Detroit by accident. It was so cool seeing the dividing line in the tiles showing where USA and Canada divided. Then when you pop out on the Detroit side and you're right at a border crossing downtown a...More

Thank JGLjen
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Daniel C
I will in Detroit for a Friday night Red Wings game, and wanted to go to Windsor for a couple hours before the game. Is the tunnel particularly busy on Friday nights (along with a game), and if so, how much time should I give myself to get back to Detroit? The game is at 7:30PM, so my goal was to leave Windsor no later than 5:00PM. We'll be parking in the Ren Cen parking garage and taking the people mover over to Joe Louis.
7 December 2016|
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Response from 723leishac | Reviewed this property |
Allow plenty of time and be sure you have passports in order. If you get pulled over for inspection it will take even longer. Have a great time!
I am staying in Windsor at Caesars and would like to take the Tunnel Bus to downtown Detroit casino. Where would I get on the bus and does it stop close to any of the casinos in Detroit ?
4 November 2016|
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Response from TeKr0515 | Reviewed this property |
Best of my knowledge, no. Tunnel Bus will take you / drop you off at the Cobo Center. Casino possibilities - Motor City Casino or the Greektown Casino - can be reached by a short taxi ride.
My family is travelling to Windsor this winter and we are planning on catching some Red Wings games. Our son has Crohn's Disease and we would like to map out washroom facilities in the area in case he has a flare up. We are staying at tye Caesar in Windsor and plan on taking the tunnel bus. We have a few questions. How long does the tunnel bus take to and from games? Where are nearest bathroom facilities around the tunnel? Is there bathrooms at customs and/or the bus terminals? Thank you to anyone who can provide helpful advice. We want to make this a positive trip!
25 September 2016|
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Response from TeKr0515 | Reviewed this property |
"Tunnel Bus" transit time can vary from 20 minutes to an hour depending on the time of day and on the number of events are being held in Downtown Detroit. Due to high ridership levels for sporting events and concerts... More