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Your guide to getting to Niagara Falls: Directions, tips & more

Planning a trip to the iconic Niagara Falls? You're in for a breathtaking adventure! Whether you're driving, flying, or taking a train, getting to the falls is easier than you might think, and we’ll make it even easier with this guide. Let's get you on your way to Niagara Falls then - by car, plane, train, or bus!

Where is Niagara Falls located?

USA side

Address: 301 Prospect Street, Niagara Falls, NY, USA | Find on Maps 

Niagara Falls, on the American side, is located within the Niagara Falls State Park. It is a part of the state of New York which is northwest of Buffalo. The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, two of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls, are situated within the city.

Nearest landmark: Niagara Falls State Park (0.2 miles)

Canada side

Address: Table Rock Welcome Centre, 6650 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2, Canada | Find on Maps

The Canadian side of Niagara Falls is located within the province of Ontario in Niagara Falls city. Make your way to the Table Rock Welcome Centre from where you can easily access major attractions like Journey Behind the Falls Tours, Hornblower Cruises, and Niagara Parks Power Station & Underground Tunnel.

Nearest landmark: Falls Incline Railway (0.4 miles)

Getting to Niagara Falls by public transport

From Toronto

  • By bus: The easiest way to reach Niagara Falls is by bus. Several bus services, such as GO Transit, Greyhound, and Megabus, run between Toronto and Niagara Falls. The trip takes 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • By train: You can also board a train from Toronto to Niagara Falls. The weekend GO Train service takes you to Niagara Falls station in 2 to 2.5 hours. 

From New York City

  • By bus: Flixbus USA is one of the best ways to reach Niagara Falls. The bus runs every 3 hours, which takes 8 hours 55 minutes to reach and costs only $27. 
  • By train: New York Penn Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station is the nearest train station. The Amtrak train journey takes around 9 hours and costs around $107. The Amtrak train runs 3 times a day. 
  • By air: Flying to Niagara Falls is the most convenient and less time-consuming option. Take a flight from New York to either Niagara Falls Airport or Buffalo Airport. The journey only takes 1-2 hours. Multiple bus and taxi services are available from the airport to Niagara Falls.

From Buffalo

  • By bus: Hop onto the Line 40 bus to reach Niagara Falls from Buffalo, which takes around 1 hour. Buses such as Megabus, Greyhound, or public buses operate every day and are available on an hourly basis. 
  • By train: A train journey to Niagara Falls from Buffalo takes only 45 minutes to reach. The train operates daily and drops you at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station station.

Getting to Niagara Falls by car

From Toronto

Best for: Convenient and comfortable journey 
Travel time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance: 79.5 miles

  • Get on Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from Toronto. 
  • Start driving South for about 78 miles (126 kilometers). 
  • Continue driving towards Niagara Falls until you can take Exit ON-420.

Parking: Clifton Hill Parking Lot has over 700 parking spaces, and the lot at Skylon Tower is suitable for overnight and bus parking. 

From New York City

Best for: Convenient and comfortable journey 

Travel time: 6 hours 40 minutes

Distance: 395 miles

  • Drive through New Jersey and northern Pennsylvania. 
  • Continue driving up to Niagara Falls.

Parking: You can find parking at Prospect Point, Goat Island, and Niagara Gorge.

From Buffalo

Best for: Convenient and comfortable journey 
Travel time: 30 minutes
Distance: 23 miles

  • Take a route over Grand Island. 
  • Drive over to Church Street and from Grand Island onto I-190 N. 
  • Take exit 22 to enter US-62 N.
  • Exit US-62 onto Pine Avenue, and you'll reach Niagara Falls.

Parking: There is parking available at the Niagara Falls State Park parking lots.

Best ways to get to Niagara Falls

  • Sightseeing: Day trips
    Guided tours of Niagara Falls provide extra insights and sightseeing opportunities if you want to learn more about its history and visit all the attractions. These tours include a professional guide and offer a peek into the history of landmarks along with convenient transportation. While you sit back, relax, and enjoy the view, your guide or operator handles everything, making your experience memorable. 
  • Budget-friendly: Bus/train
    If you want to spend less and travel more, buses and trains from major cities to Niagara Falls are the most economical options. They offer scenic rides at super-affordable rates. 
  • Fastest route: Car/taxi
    If you want to save time, choose to drive or take a taxi to Niagara Falls. Speed up with the most comfortable and well-maintained highways leading to Niagara Falls. You can also opt to travel by air if you are traveling from New York City. 



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Exclusive Niagara Falls (Canada) First Boat Cruise with Priority Access & Journey Behind the Falls
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Small Group Tour of Niagara Falls (Canada) with Journey Behind the Falls & Skylon Tower
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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Journey Behind the Falls or Hornblower Cruise
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Semi-Private Day & Night Sightseeing Tour of Niagara (Canada) with Cruise & Dinner
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Niagara (Canada) Underground Power Station, Tailrace Tunnel & Skylon Tower Guided Tour
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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour, Hornblower Cruise, Guided tour of Niagara-on-the Lake & Lunch
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Semi-Private Niagara Falls (Canada) Night Tour with Fireworks Cruise & Dinner
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Niagara Falls (New York) Small Group Guided Tour & Helicopter Ride
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From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour with Fireworks & Optional Dinner
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Frequently asked questions about getting to Niagara Falls

What are the nearest airports to Niagara Falls?

Buffalo Niagara International Airport and Niagara Falls International Airport are the nearest airports to Niagara Falls. Buffalo Niagara International Airport is about 27 miles from Niagara Falls State Park, while Niagara Falls International Airport is closer to the Park at around 9 miles.

Are there any shuttle services available?

Yes. The hop-on/hop-off shuttle bus to Niagara Falls connects 21 destination sites, including the Whirlpool Aero Car, Floral Showhouse, and more. There is also a Niagara Falls-Lockport Express, which runs on weekends. 

Can I visit the US and Canadian sides on the same trip?

Yes, you can go across the Rainbow Bridge to visit both the US and the Canadian sides on the same trip. 

Are there any guided tours available?

Absolutely! There are multiple guided tours to explore the Falls and its attractions.

Is there a shuttle service available for getting around Niagara Falls once I arrive?

Yes. The Niagara Shuttle, a hop-on/hop-off shuttle service, offers a tour around the falls with nearly 30 stops.