Niagara Falls
Travel Guide

Niagara Falls, New York 

Getting In 


By Plane
Buffalo-Niagara International Airport is the main airport to Niagara Falls, located about 30-40 minutes away. It is the third largest airport in the state of New York after JFK Airport and La Guardia Airport, both in New York City. Buffalo-Niagara International Airport handles more than 100 flights a day, mainly from cities in eastern United States and the Midwest including Atlanta, Orlando, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York City, Detroit, Boston, and Chicago. The Buffalo Airport Shuttle offers regular service between the airport and the city of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls International Airport is the closest airport to Niagara Falls but flights are limited and namely from Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Myrtle Beach. Hamilton International Airport in Canada is about an hour drive from Niagara Falls. Hamilton Airport handles low-cost flights by Canadian airlines WestJet, arriving from several cities across Canada, United States, and Mexico. Another Canadian airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport, about 1 1/2 hours drive from Niagara Falls and handles flights from around the world.

Toronto Pearson Airport, Canada

Toronto Pearson Airport by hellomike

By Car
From the east, the I-90 links Boston, Springlfield, Albany and then Syracuse to the I-290, this subsequently links to the I-190 to Niagara Falls. From the west, the I-90 links Chicago, Toledo, and then Cleveland to the I-190 to Buffalo, passing Grand Island, and then entering the Robert Moses Parkway to downtown Niagara Falls. From Toronto in Canada, take Highway 427 to the Queen Elizabeth Way heading to Hamilton. Drive for another 60 miles (100 km) before entering into Highway 420 to the Canadian city of Niagara Falls. Then cross the Rainbow Bridge, across the Niagara River, to enter the American city of Niagara Falls.

By Train
Amtrak's Niagara Falls Station is served daily by the Empire Service, traveling between Penn Station in New York City. The service travels 460 miles (740 km) and cities served along the route include Yonkers, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. Another train service is the Maple Leaf traveling 544 miles (875 km) between New York City and Toronto in Canada. U.S. cities served on the Maple Leaf include Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo while Canadian cities include Oakville, Burlington, and Grimsby. The new Niagara Falls International Railway Station is already planned to eventually replace the old Niagara Falls Station.

Niagara Falls (Railway) Station, New York State

Niagara Falls (Railway) Station by Buddahbless

By Bus
The Greyhound bus station in Niagara Falls is at Niagara Discount Souvenirs on Rainbow Boulevard, about half a mile (1 km) from the Rainbow Bridge. The bus station opens throughout the week including holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are better connections by Greyhound buses from regional cities in New York State and Canada to the Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center (BMTC) in Buffalo. From Buffalo, there is a twice daily service to Niagara Falls and the journey time takes 30-40 minutes. The No. 40 bus operated by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) offers more frequent service between BMTC and Niagara Falls.

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