Niagara Falls Transportation

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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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  • watch the parking fees

    by JoelAM Updated Feb 26, 2005

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    more and more hotels are charging for parking which i really don't like(haven't i paid enough already?) some are quite pricey up to $20 CAN a day which ain't much less in $US lately i paid $8CAN a day at the Courtyard Marriott(which was the only thing i hated about this hotel) some fancier places parking is valet since the lot is off site. so with the tip factor every time you go in and out you 're up over $25CAN PER DAY. some places DO NOT divulge this anywhere so you get a big surprise. street parking is permit for residents or metered (24 hrs a day to boot) so there isn't much choice. so ask first before you find out the hard way. an aside here-- if you are staying in the area of the new Fallsview Casino, most hotels here charge up to $20CAN a day for valet parking--I've heard you can park free at the casino garage if you're a players card member( its free to join too) and if you don't mind a block walk to save $20 a day

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  • Niagara Falls Taxi

    by Shelly87 Written Feb 23, 2005

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    The best way to get around Niagara Falls is by taxi. A taxi can take you anywhere you want to go, but the ride doesnt come cheap, you got to pay your way around. While I was up here I travelled mostly on a grey hound and a taxi. So if you have your own car, than thats great. And when you take a taxi dont forget to say "I took a taxi it -- it-- was easy" - Pumpkin

    Here is what a Taxi cab looks like...mmhmm

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    Salt and sand for the roads

    by sim1 Updated Jan 20, 2005

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    In almost every village you'll find these strange buildings. They are for storage of sand and salt that is used in the winter months for the icy roads. There is a lot of snow in this area, so this is no luxury at all.

    Salt and sand storage

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    Winter road conditions

    by sim1 Updated Jan 20, 2005

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    Another useful website to see the road conditions is:

    http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/conditions/

    Winter Road Conditions Reports are made available during the winter months, from the end of October to April each year.

    Website: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/conditions/

    Snow, snow and more snow

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    Snowmobiles

    by sim1 Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Watch out for the snowmobiles! They have their own trails going through the countryside. But they also share the same road as you do, using the shoulder of the road. So be aware of them! They can go quite fast, and join the roads suddenly as part of their trail.

    Snowmobiles

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    How far is it?

    by sim1 Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Planning a trip, but don't know how far it is? This website can help you out :

    http://www.gov.on.ca/MBS/english/distance/index.html

    60 cities in Ontario are listed on this website and you can calculate the distance between the two places. From Toronto to Tobermory for example is 300km (186 miles).

    The calculated distances are based on each location’s city hall and are rounded to the nearest 5 kilometres.

    Website: http://www.gov.on.ca/MBS/english/distance/index.html

    South Ontario

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    Road map

    by sim1 Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Another website that I like very much is this online roadmap :

    http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/map/

    With this website you can click on a part of the map of Ontario, and get the roadmap for that area. You can zoom in very good on an area, so it makes the map easy to read. Another option is to go to the index of place-names, and search the map that way. The maps are quite large, so it might take some time to download.

    Website: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/map/

    Road map

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    How to get around

    by sim1 Updated Dec 30, 2004

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    I got to Niagara Falls by car. Getting into Niagara isn't such a problem, having a good parking spot for your car might be. If you just come for the day you can park your car at the huge parking lot after the Horseshoe Falls. The parking fee isn't cheap, but without a doubt there will be a parking spot. The parking lot is huge, and I mean HUGE! So big that there is a bus shuttle service to bring you from the parking lot to the falls (included in the parking ticket).

    When you are planning to stay in Niagara overnight I would advice you to leave your car at the hotel and find other means of transport to move around in Niagara itself. I did most of it on foot, as I found this the less stressful way to get around, hahaha, and the cheapest too. But there are plenty of other options. You get a good overview of all your options on this website: http://www.infoniagara.com/transportation/index.html

    Website: http://www.infoniagara.com/transportation/index.html

    Peoplemover in Niagara Falls

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    Train back from Niagara

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 4, 2004

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    We travelled back to Toronto a few days later and once again used the train.

    This time it was an Amtrak train because it had come from NYC.

    The station is tiny for the amount of people that it serves and there arent any platforms either!! You just walk up onto the train!

    At Niagara Station

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    Via Rail

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 4, 2004

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    We travelled to Niagara by train from toronro, the journey was cheap and the trains were comfortable.

    Niagara train station is located away from the falls and you must then get a bus down a steep hill to the falls area.

    Relaxing on the train!

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    Don't drive around Clifton Hill

    by theagent Written Sep 24, 2004

    I took a bus from Hamilton but Niagara Falls is very pedestrian friendly. All the sites are pretty close together.

    Please leave the car behind. Driving Clifton Hill is like the Las Vegas strip on a weekend. Save yourself the aggro.

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    Take the red bus

    by joanj Written Aug 9, 2004

    Although this photo of the big red bus was taken in l996, and I have been back to the falls a few times since, I hope they still are running this unique bus ride.

    (Those of you who have been to England will no doubt recognise our red double decker buses, mostly found now in London.)

    photo joanj

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  • Idea about transportation in Niagara Falls, Canada

    by lscavo Written Jul 27, 2004

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    I just came from Niagara falls. I decided to stay at Embassy Suites (which is out of the way from the sites, but still with a view) because it was a little cheaper than Sheraton or the other hotels right at the falls. Embassy was great, BUT I wish that I would have paid the extra money to stay at one of the other hotels because we ended up spending our money on the hotel shuttle ($26) and the people mover ($16) and parking ($25).
    These other hotels are right in the mix of everything. It is directly across from the falls and you can walk right to it. The shopping and Clifton Hill is right outside the hotel front door.
    I know that if I had stayed at one of these closer hotels, then I would have spend more money probably than I did on the above mentioned charges. But I think it would have been worth it for the TIME that we spend waiting on the different shuttles. Especially on the hotel shuttle. It came often enough (about every 10-15 minutes) but once you got on it, it would be another 20 minutes at least before you got to your stop.

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