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Can I get directions to the University of Guelph?

Getting to Guelph is easy!  The city and University of Guelph are located about 90 km west and slightly north of Toronto. To visit us, just follow these directions, or follow the map links provided. We've also provided a handy link to help you find accommodations during your stay.

Directions:

Travel by car from the East & South (including Toronto):
(For directions from Lester B. Pearson International Airport, see below)
Take 401 Westbound to Exit #299. Take Northbound Hwy 46 (Brock Road) approximately 12 km into Guelph. Brock Road becomes Gordon Street. The campus becomes visible at the intersection of Gordon Street and Stone Road. Proceeding through this intersection, visitors should turn right onto South Ring Road. Parking Lot 31 is to the right (enter at the parking attendant kiosk). The University Centre is immediately to the North.

Visitors for campus tours offered by Admission Services are advised to park in the Visitor Section of Lot P31 (supervised by a parking attendant at the P31 kiosk). Parking in Lot P31 is $2/hour and requires a deposit (maximum $16 cash) upon arrival. No free parking is available on campus on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Travel by car from the West (including Detroit, Windsor, London):

Take Hwy 401 Eastbound to Exit #295. Take Hwy 6 northbound to Stone Road and turn right. The campus becomes visible at the intersection of Gordon Street & Stone Road. Proceeding through this intersection, visitors should turn left into the main University entrance, left on to the South Ring Road and immediately left to Parking Lot 31 (enter at for the parking attendant kiosk). The University Centre is immediately to the North.

Visitors for campus tours offered by Admission Services are advised to park in the Visitor Section of Lot P31 (supervised by a parking attendant at the P31 kiosk). Parking in Lot P31 is $2/hour and requires a deposit (maximum $16 cash) upon arrival. No free parking is available on campus on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Travel by car from the North:

Take Highway 6 Southbound to Guelph. Highway 6 turns into Woolwich Street when it crosses Woodlawn Road at the north end of the city. Continuing south on Woolwich, the street will briefly change names from Norfolk and then Gordon Street. Continue to drive south on Gordon Street (past Wellington Street) through the intersection with College Ave. Turn left on to South Ring Road at the lights (immediately before Stone Road). Parking Lot 31 is to the right (enter at the parking attendant kiosk). The University Centre is immediately to the North.

Visitors for campus tours offered by Admission Services are advised to park in the Visitor Section of Lot P31 (supervised by a parking attendant at the P31 kiosk). Parking in Lot P31 is $2/hour and requires a deposit (maximum $16 cash) upon arrival. No free parking is available on campus on weekdays between 8 a.m and 5 p.m.

Campus Maps:
We have illustrated, searchable maps for your convenience..

Accommodations:
The City of Guelph visitor accommodation web site lists motels, bed and breakfasts, camping facilities available in Guelph. International visitors should contact the International Admissions Coordinator for assistance in arranging accommodation.



Is there a city-wide bus system?

Guelph Transit buses provide service every 20 minutes during peak service times Monday to Friday and every 30 minutes during the off-peak times and on the weekends.

  • Monday to Saturday: 5:45 a.m.-12:15 a.m.
  • Sunday: 9:15 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
  • Monday to Friday Peak Service: 7 a.m.-9:40 a.m. and 2 p.m.-5:40 p.m.
  • Holiday (Sunday) Service is provided on all statutory and civic holidays. Extended service is also provided on Canada Day and New Year’s Eve.

Information on transportation services, schedules, fares and more is available at the City of Guelph Transit website.

Public Transit to the University

The University is also serviced from the Toronto area and other parts of the GTA and Ontario by Greyhound Canada, Canada Coach and GO Transit.

What modes of transportation are best around Guelph?

Walking and biking are the easiest and least expensive modes of transportation in Guelph. The Guelph Campus, the downtown area, student residences and homes are all quite close together. Getting around Guelph by bus is relatively simple. As an undergraduate or graduate student, included in your student fees is a bus pass. You can ride unlimited to anywhere the city bus system runs. Once you register at Guelph, you will receive a sticker to put on the back of your student card. Simply show the card and the sticker to the bus driver. If you are not a student or members of your family are not students, tickets are available from the InfoDesk in the University Centre and various locations around Guelph.

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University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada
519-824-4120