Niagara Falls Transportation

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    Crossing into the US on foot

    by Dabs Updated Aug 12, 2010

    If you just want to see the US side of the Falls and return to the Canadian side, it is easy to walk across the Rainbow Bridge to get there. We seemed to be walking faster than the cars so unless you think you need a vehicle on the other side it's probably better just to walk. Once in the State Park on the US side, we found all the attractions to be walkable but there is also a tram that you can buy a pass for if you find walking to be a challenge.

    Going from Canada to the US you have to pay a 50 cent toll in either currency, walk across and go through US immigration where they ask you the usual questions. On the way back from the US to Canada there is no toll and you go through Canadian customs. We did see people with passports other than US or Canadian filling out forms, I believe there is an additional fee for some other nationalities to cross the border.

    Some people might be tempted to think that crossing the border here is no big deal, the border guards are serious here so answer their questions directly and as briefly as possible. We watched a guy get interrogated, after he offered up that he had no idea what was in his backpack and that it belonged to a friend who asked him to carry it, I imagine he was there for a VERY long time.

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    People Mover

    by Dabs Updated Aug 11, 2010

    Since we bought the Adventure Pass, we got two days of use on the People Mover, a bus that services the main attractions along the water and up along River Road. The buses run every 20 minutes or so. There is a courtesy stop for the B&Bs along River Road, our B&B was in the middle of two stops so it made more sense for us to walk but it would be useful if you were staying at one of the ones further up River Road. We used it to get to the Riverwalk and then again to get back to the Falls after dinner for the fireworks.

    You can also purchase a day pass for the People Mover, currently it's $8CDN including tax.

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    Relaxing round trip to Niagara Falls

    by swissfondue Written Jun 11, 2010

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    If you decide you dont want to drive yourself to Niagara Falls from Toronto Airport, then the Niagara Airbus is the way to go.

    Niagara Airbus have a staffed counter at Toronto Airport. Just follow the signs to the Ground Transportation Desk located downstairs from Arrivals. You are able to book a seat on the next bus leaving for Niagara Falls but the easiest and CHEAPEST way is by booking your reservation online.

    You are able to print out a reservation confirmation to take with you. Reservations cancelled 24 hours or more in advance of the first pick up are refundable if you need to cancel your booking.

    I had absolutely no problems with the service. Both buses I travelled on to/from Niagara Falls were modern, spacious and clean and both drivers were helpful and happy to answer questions about the Niagara region. I was dropped off and collected right outside the front door of my hotel.

    The journey time is between one and a half and two hours depending on traffic conditions and the trip is interesting with the urban sprawl giving way to scenic views of the lake.

    For a relaxing, convenient and surprisingly economical way to travel to Niagara Falls by public transport I can absolutely recommend Niagara Airbus.

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    Train form Toronto to Niagara Falls & RETURN

    by charlesracine Updated Aug 23, 2009

    We really enjoyed the train ride to Niagara Falls, it was on time, clean and the Canadian Rail personnel were helpful. We took a taxi from the train station to the Falls & back and it wasn't expensive. The Falls were impressive and worth the visit.

    BUT, when we returned to the train station 1 hour before the scheduled time were informed that the train (it originates from NY City) was 2-1/2 hours late. AND positively though, the Canadian rail personnel said we could also take the bus (the station was directly across the street and leaving in 1/2 hour) using our train ticket. ALL worked out to be great! So, one can always the bus as a backup and we would do it again. Just check on the bus availability ahead of time.

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    Bus trip

    by kris-t Updated Jul 11, 2009

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    Get a doble deck package tour around!

    Bus tours are a relaxing and carefree way to enjoy the sights of Niagara Falls. Sitting on the upper deck of these bus tours gives you a better view of the sights and opportunity for some great photos of Niagara Falls.

    Double Deck Tours Ltd. offers the world's largest Double Decker Buses from the City of London.

    With over 20 operational buses this company can serve any special occasion, whether corporate charter, wine tour, wedding, or Niagara Falls Deluxe tour.

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    Niagara Falls Taxi

    by kris-t Written Jul 11, 2009

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    Reservations to most hotels not needed, call 1-800-363-4900 and they will be there in 10 minutes.

    Some rates:
    Taxi Cab transportation from the Buffalo International Airport about CAD 94.

    Taxi Cab transportation from the Toronto International Airport about CAD 180.

    Taxi Cab transportation from the Hamilton International Airport about CAD 110.

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  • New York to Niagara Falls by train

    by shellneil Written Jun 24, 2008

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    hi, we have just returned and i would definately not travel by train again! it took approx 9 hours then we had to wait on the train for an hour and a half while the canadian authorities came on to fire questions at us and stamp our passports! ive heard its pretty easy to walk over the border as from what i could see, there is only one train per day that crosses the border and it leaves NY at 7.15am! mega bus sounds good, i'm sure there are buses from there to niagara (US side) where you can walk across? hope this helps

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    Chariots of Fire Limo Excursion

    by sandysmith Updated Jan 22, 2008
    smooth ride to Niagara

    We enjoyed our trip to Niagara Falls courtesy of Chariots of Fire excursion. We were just a small group so their comfortable cadillac was used to take us from our Toronto hotel pickup to Niagara some 80 miles away. For large groups a mini-bus is used. It took about 90 mins to get there but on the way we were entertained with history and stories of the falls and surrounding area - our guide was so knowledgable. In the summer the price include the maid of the mist attraction but obviously this does not operate in the winter months so our included trip was a ride up the Skylon Tower for fantastic views over the American and Canadian Falls. Afterwards we were taken to the lower viewing area where we took the optional trip of the tunnels beneath the falls - well worth the 10 dollar fee. Afterwars we had a sightseeing tour along the river gorge with photo stops and a stop at a winery for tasting on the way back to Toronto

    Tours can be booked on-line - check the web page.

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    Horseshoe Falls Incline Railway

    by windoweb Written May 30, 2007

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    The Horseshoe Falls Incline Railway at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, operates with twin cars from Queen Victoria Park, opposite the Horseshoe Falls, to the upper level on Oakes Drive.

    The Falls Incline Railway, originally known as the Horseshoe Falls Incline, is a funicular railway in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It is located beside the world-famous Niagara Falls, at the Horseshoe Falls. The line was built, in 1966, for the Niagara Parks Commission, by the Swiss company Von Roll. It adopted its current name in the 1980s.[1][2]

    Unlike the other incline railways at Niagara Falls, the Falls Incline was not built to descend into the Niagara Gorge below the falls. Instead it links the Table Rock Center and Journey Behind the Falls, on the Niagara Parkway just above the falls, to the higher level Fallsview Tourist Area, including the Minolta Tower, the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and several hotels.[2]

    The funicular has the following technical parameters:[2]

    Length: 51.8 metres (170 feet)
    Slope: 30 degrees
    Cars: 2
    Capacity: 40 passengers per car
    Configuration: Double track
    Maximum speed: 1 metre per second (190 feet per minute)
    Journey time: 57 seconds
    Track gauge: 1.85 metres (6 feet)
    Traction: Electricity

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    Courtesy Bus

    by davesut Written May 8, 2007

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    Courtesy bus runs from Embassy/Mariot Hotels and includes stops around the falls area including the Canadian Falls, Capital Hill, Imax, Skylon Tower, Casino and a few hotels. We were given a card to get us on but no one asked us for this.

    Buses run every 1/2 hour or so and the drivers gave a good commentary

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    Coach travel from Toronto to Niagara Falls

    by SWFC_Fan Written Aug 14, 2006

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    Coaches at Niagara Falls bus station

    If you are in Toronto, it would be a shame not to undertake a daytrip to the world famous Niagara Falls, just a short distance south of the city.

    The Falls are a mere 90 minute coach ride from Toronto. I travelled there on a coach operated by Coach Canada and the following information was correct as of February 2006:

    Coaches leave for Niagara Falls from Bay Street coach terminal in downtown Toronto.

    At the time of my visit, there were 21 coaches each day between Toronto and Niagara Falls, the first one leaving at 06:45 and the last one leaving at 23:00. You can find a full timetable on the Coach Canada website.

    Be aware that there are 3 bus stops at Niagara Falls. These are: "Niagara Falls", "Casino Niagara" and "Fallsview Casino". The Niagara Falls stop is the bus station in the town of Niagara Falls and is some distance from the Falls themselves. If you catch a coach to this stop, as I did, then you will either have to catch a local bus (Cost: 2.25 CAD; journey time 5 minutes) to Clifton Hill or you will have to walk circa 30 minutes to get there.

    Catching a coach to either of the casino stops will take you right into the heart of the Falls, but I was told that you are not allowed to take any luggage on these coaches. Unless you specify that you want to go to the casinos, you will likely end up on a coach to Niagara Falls bus station. Don't worry....the bus connections from there to the Falls are frequent and cheap.

    I paid 35.68 CAD for a special offer same day return ticket. If you wish to return on a different day, then your ticket will be more expensive. The special offer same day return tickets can only be purchased on the day that you travel, not in advance.

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    Niagara Falls by Train

    by johngayton Written Aug 1, 2006

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    Niagara River from Railway Bridge

    Crossing from Niagara Falls, NY to Niagara Falls, Ontario by train does involve a more formal border procedure than crossing on foot or by car. The train stops at Nigara NY and passengers without the necessary ID are required to disembark here. Passengers continuing to Canada are required to fill in the Canadian customs declaration which is collected by officials at the Canadian railway station. Here the train is kept locked for about 20-30 minutes allowing the paperwork to be processed before passangers wishing to alight are allowed off the train.

    There is one small downside to this trip in that the bar on the train is shut from Niagara NY until clearing immigration - just remember to get an extra beer in when they make the announcement.!

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    Incline to the falls

    by rdywenur Written Aug 18, 2005

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    The fastest way to get to the bottom of the hill to the falls is to take the Incline. It is sort of a bench that moves up and down the hill by cable. Otherwise you have a very long walk or must take your car if driving. Cost is $2.00 US

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    Flights

    by JennysTravels Updated Aug 1, 2005

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    If you are able to fly. I would suggest flying into Buffalo International Airport. It's much smaller and you can get out of the airport quicker then Toronto International Airport. It's about a 40 minute drive to get through to Niagara Falls, Canada, from Buffalo airport.

    If you are flying into Toronto, Canada, the drive to Niagara Falls is about one hour.

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  • "walking distance to falls..."

    by JoelAM Written Mar 5, 2005

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    Many hotels advertise "walk to the falls" or "2 blocks..." or near the falls". Be careful here- these are deceiving. 2 blocks can be a LONG 2 blocks- including UP Clifton Hill returning to your hotel. And what is walking distance? everyone has their own idea of it. Your age, health, and weather has a lot to do with it. I actually measured the distance in my car- some places are 1/3 to 1/2 a mile away. And this was to the bottom of Clifton Hill-its even further to get a close look at the Horseshoe Falls. So don't assume you'll never need your car once you get here if your hotel says "walk to the falls"

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