There are four major airports in surrounding areas that charter airlines from around the world. Once you land, rental cars, airport limousines, trains, buses, airport shuttles and taxis are available to transport you to Niagara Falls.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
As Canada’s largest and busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport sees nearly 50 million passengers annually. The airport is located 125 km (78 mi) from Niagara Falls, and is about an hour and half drive.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)
Located on Toronto Island, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport welcomes nearly 3 million passengers annually from Canada and the U.S. via two airlines: Porter and Air Canada. The airport is located 127 km (79 mi) from Niagara Falls, and is just over an hour and a half drive.
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YMC)
Seeing close to 350,000 passengers a year and serving several destinations across North America, Hamilton International Airport is less than a one hour drive to Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
Located approximately a 45 minute drive from Niagara Falls, Canada, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport hosts approximately 100 non-stop flights a day. A reminder that even if you flew to Buffalo from a city within the United States, you will need a passport to cross the border into Niagara Falls, Canada. You can find information on how to get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls here.
The GO Train is part of GO Transit, the regional transit provider for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. Weekend only train service runs from Toronto to Niagara Falls during May long weekend, and then every weekend from July 1st through to Labour Day. WEGO is available at the train station to transport you to your destination, as are taxis and Ubers.
As Canada’s national passenger rail service, VIA Rail offers direct departures from Toronto, New York City and Cleveland to Niagara Falls once daily with evening return service. Connections from origins throughout Canada, especially Ontario and Quebec are readily available.
From New York State
If you’re driving from New York State, there are three bridges available to cross into Canada: Peace Bridge, Queenston Lewiston Bridge or directly into Niagara Falls via Rainbow Bridge. There is a limited fee for using each bridge when entering Canada of a few dollars that must be paid in cash – accepted in both Canadian and American dollars. Visit our border crossing page for further information on documentation required to enter Canada.
From Toronto Area
When coming in from the Toronto area, take Gardiner Expressway West until it turns into Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). Continue on the QEW toward Niagara, exiting on the ON-420 to Niagara Veterans Memorial Highway East. The trip should take about an hour and a half, however if travelling during peak traffic (rush hour, weekends) the trip can double. For details on parking lots and pricing, check out our parking information.
A part of GO Transit, the regional transit provider for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, the GO Bus works with the GO Train to transport passengers from across Ontario to Toronto and then directly to Niagara. With stops in St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls, passengers can easily and affordably travel into Niagara from across Ontario.
Greyhound and megabus
Greyhound and megabus charter buses direct from Toronto and Buffalo, NY to the Niagara Falls Bus Terminal (4555 Erie Avenue) in Canada, daily. With bus connections to Toronto from across Canada and Buffalo from across the United States, there are several origin locations to choose from.
While You’re Here
WeGo is the state-of-the-art bus system that connects accommodations and tourist attractions throughout the city of Niagara Falls and Niagara Parks. There are four lines that run: the Blue and Red lines that serve the city’s tourist areas, the Green line that runs through Niagara Parks and the Orange line that runs to Niagara-on-the-Lake. You can purchase a pass for 24-hours ($9.00/adult and $5.00/child) or 48-hours ($12.50/adult and $8.00/child) from these retailers.
Taxi & Rideshare
Niagara Falls has several Taxi companies that operate throughout the city, as well as Uber. While you can typically find taxis outside of hotels, transit stations and major attractions, below are a few contact numbers to call a cab:
Niagara Falls Taxi
City + Regional Transit Bus
The city of Niagara Falls provides a city-wide public transit bus system that runs seven days a week – with reduced service on Sundays. You can find a route map here and locate your nearest bus stop here. Exact fare (in Canadian dollars) is required when purchasing on the bus. Cost per ride is:
- Adult: $2.75
- Senior: $2.50
- Student: $2.50
- Child 6 – 12: $1.50
- Child 5 and under: FREE
The Niagara Region Transit service is provided to link Niagara Falls - Welland - St. Catharines - Port Colborne - Fort Erie with Monday through Saturday service year round. For one low fare you can travel throughout the region. Again, exact fare (in Canadian dollars) is required when purchasing on the bus. Cost per ride is:
- Adult: $6.00
- Senior: $5.00
- Elementary & High School Students: $5.00
- Children 5 and under: FREE
Renting a bike during your visit can be a great way to see and travel the area. With free parking and kiosks in Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Zoom Leisure Bikes has got everything you’ll need to get around town on two wheels. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely ride between wineries, or to tackle the off road paths via mountain bike, you’ll find it at Zoom.
They have two locations:
|16052 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON||3850 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON|
Renting a car can be useful if you plan on travelling around the Niagara region quite a bit – although is not necessary if you plan to stay only in Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake, as WEGO can get you most places around the city.
There are several places to rent a car in Niagara Falls, but it is recommended that you call to reserve your car ahead of time and ensure you qualify to rent the car. If you do rent a car, you can find parking options here.
Three of the closest places to the Horseshoe Falls for car rentals are:
|5590 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON||5570 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON||5762 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON|
For those seeking the more traditional route to explore Niagara, booking a tour is one of the best ways to see the sights, learn about the history of the city and get insider’s knowledge on Niagara’s must see and dos! With tons of tour options, from guided walking tours and expert bus tours to private limo services and Segway operators – find the ideal tour for you to see all that Niagara has to offer.