Hamilton travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hamilton

With a population of 519.949, Hamilton is a must-see destination in Ontario, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Hamilton to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Hamilton

If you’re looking for affordable options, Quatrefoil (16 Sydenham Street) and Born & Raised (224 James St N) are great picks. For delicious green meals, The Standard (12 James St N) and Milestones Grill + Bar - Hamilton - Meadowlands (771 Golf Links Rd) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Hamilton.

When to visit Hamilton

Hamilton in March
Estimated hotel price
S$ 156
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hamilton in March
Estimated hotel price
S$ 156
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Hamilton in July, when the average temperature is 21 °C, and the highest can go up to 27 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -9 °C, with an average temperature of -5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 101 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Hamilton, with an average rainfall of 58 mm.

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How to Get to Hamilton

Plane

When flying to Hamilton, you’ll arrive at Hamilton (YHM), which is located 11 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Hamilton from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 23h 20m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Hamilton, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Hamilton to Burlington takes 0h 39m and costs around S$ 20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about S$ 42 for a 2h 10m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Hamilton is to pick up a car hire from Toronto, which is about 58 km from Hamilton. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Dollar, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Hamilton, including Rider Express, Bus and FlixBus. From London, the bus ride to Hamilton takes 257 km and will cost you around S$ 48. From Ottawa, the ticket costs about S$ 50 for a journey of 354 km. Hamilton’s bus station is located 5 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Hamilton, you’ll arrive at Hamilton (YHM), which is located 11 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Hamilton from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 23h 20m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Hamilton, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Hamilton to Burlington takes 0h 39m and costs around S$ 20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about S$ 42 for a 2h 10m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Hamilton is to pick up a car hire from Toronto, which is about 58 km from Hamilton. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Dollar, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Hamilton, including Rider Express, Bus and FlixBus. From London, the bus ride to Hamilton takes 257 km and will cost you around S$ 48. From Ottawa, the ticket costs about S$ 50 for a journey of 354 km. Hamilton’s bus station is located 5 km from the city centre.

Airports near Hamilton

Airlines serving Hamilton

Lufthansa
Good (4,682 reviews)
KLM
Good (843 reviews)
SWISS
Good (938 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,723 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,197 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,464 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,377 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,198 reviews)
Finnair
Good (786 reviews)
LOT
Good (675 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
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Where to stay in Hamilton

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Pring Guesthouse and Residence & Conference Centre - Hamilton.

Where to stay in popular areas of Hamilton

Most booked hotels in Hamilton

Visitors Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
S$ 180+
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
S$ 178+
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
S$ 186+
Super 8 by Wyndham Mt Hope Hamilton Intl Arpt ON
2 stars
Okay (4.6, Okay reviews)
S$ 97+

Hiring a car in Hamilton

National, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Hamilton is the Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch at 9300 Airport Rd, which is 12 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay S$ 1.82 per litre in Hamilton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 21.80 and S$ 29.07. The most frequently booked car type in Hamilton is Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

National, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Hamilton is the Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch at 9300 Airport Rd, which is 12 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay S$ 1.82 per litre in Hamilton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 21.80 and S$ 29.07. The most frequently booked car type in Hamilton is Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.