Detroit-Windsor Tunnel – Michigan Hwy 10 / Canadian Goyeau Street
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel crossing is a large complex consisting of toll and inspection plazas on each side of the border where you pay your toll and undergo customs inspections. The tunnel is only one lane in each direction and is not tall enough for larger trucks. The traffic is therefore largely autos and smaller commercial vehicles. This is the second busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada, and long delays occur much of the time.
Current Traffic Conditions at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
Always check our page with real time road conditions, traffic, and border wait times to see current conditions for the Blue Water Bridge border crossing.
Detroit-Windsor Port Information
- Hours of Operation – this border crossing is open 24 hours per day, 7 days week.
- Commercial Services are available only M-F with more limited hours. Call the border office for more information.
- This port has NEXUS lanes for entering the U.S. or Canada. Nexus lanes are not typically open 24/7, so we have a separate page showing their hours of operation.
- See our page Tolls for Bridges Along the U.S. Canada Border for toll rates, payment methods, Nexpress discount card information and more at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.
Map of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Border Crossing Area
Travel Tips for the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
- Here is a handy link to hotels in Michigan, US and here is another link to hotels in Ontario, Canada.
- Travelers say that the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel each have their advantages. The bridge is good if you need to get to the freeway quickly; the tunnel is good for direct access to the downtown areas of either city.
- In light traffic, it takes about 8 minutes to get from the Detroit toll booth to Windsor and 10 minutes from Windsor toll booth to Detroit. However, if there is heavy traffic or roadway problems, the delay is many times that.
- In 2011, the city of Windsor was rated to have the 2nd highest number of speed traps per capita in North America. This was defined as roadways with arbitrarily low speed limits and heavy traffic enforcement.
- Pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles are not allowed in the tunnel.
- You can tune into AM radio station 760 WJR for traffic information, which is updated every 15 minutes.
- You can call 1-800-381-8477 for Michigan weather and road conditions updates.
- The tunnel’s 13 foot, 2 inch (4 meters) ceiling is too low for many tractor-trailers to clear, and nearby streets are not configured for long trucks to make turns.
- There is an annual tunnel closure in April for a few hours in the morning for disaster exercises. Traffic is typically diverted to a bridge which has extra personnel.
- There is a duty free shop open 7 days a week, year round located to the right as you pass the Canadian tollbooths, before entering the U.S. bound tunnel. 465 Goyeau Street, Windsor, ON Canada. Phone number: 519-252-2713 or 800-669-2105.
- Detroit-Windsor Tunnel GPS coordinates – Latitude & Longitude: 42.323758,-83.041280
Telephone Numbers for the Customs Offices at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
- Detroit U.S. Customs Office Telephone Number: (313) 393-3793
- Detroit Windsor Tunnel LLC: (313) 567-4422 or (519) 258-7424
- For Canadian Customs at this port, call the Canadian Border Information Service (BIS), which can answer your questions or transfer you directly to the Canadian port.