Detroit Windsor Tunnel Wait Times & FAQ’s

Connecting Detroit in Michigan to Windsor in Ontario, the Detroit-Windsor tunnel runs underwater and joins the Interstate 75 with Highway 401. It is another busy crossing, and while the nearby Ambassador Bridge runs over the Detroit River, the Detroit – Windsor Tunnel runs below it.

The tunnel itself is a mile long, with only one lane running on either side.

Please note during the COVID-19 situation some of the FAQ info below might be subject to change. Please let us know of any corrections requiredLive and average Windsor Tunnel wait times below remain accurate and are sourced from the US Customs & Border Patrol.

No, you cannot walk through Windsor Tunnel. There is no pedestrian access either through the tunnel or over the Ambassador Bridge. You can, however, use the Windsor Tunnel Bus to transfer between the two countries.
The Detroit Windsor Tunnel toll for passenger vehicles from Windsor to Detroit is either 4.5 USD or 4.75 CAD. From Detroit to Windsor, the charge is 5 USD or 6.25 CAD. There are discounts for DWT Mobile App users and Nexpress passengers. There are higher rates for commercial vehicles, buses, towing/towed vehicles, and tractor-trailers. There are also rates of other vehicles and Nexpress commercial vehicles.
The tunnel operates daily, running 24 hours a day. If there is a change to the schedule, then visitors can find up to date information on the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel social media sites. There is a NEXUS operation in the Detroit – Windsor Tunnel. Services into Canada run from 7 am to midnight on weekday, and 11 am to 7 pm at weekends and holidays. The service into the US runs from 5 am to 8 pm on weekdays, and 11 am to 7 pm at weekends and during public holidays.
There is a Tunnel Duty-Free Shop on 465 Goyeau Street which is open 24 hours a day. There are also nearby duty-free shops at the Ambassador bridge. There are different custom allowances for US and Canadian citizens, so it is best to check the advice before purchasing goods to avoid paying hefty taxes and duties on your shopping.
The Detroit-Windsor tunnel requires all passengers to present an official document that denotes identity and citizenship. This is ideally a passport and applicable visa. However, options can also include; · US Passport Card · Alien Card · NEXUS, FAST or SENTRI cards · Enhanced driver’s license (please not a standard driver’s license is not customarily accepted) · Canadian Emergency Travel Document · Canadian Temporary Passport · Enhanced Identification/Photo Card.

Windsor Tunnel wait time data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Times may take a few seconds to load…

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