Lots of travellers come to Canada with plans to visit both Toronto and Niagara Falls in the same trip. These two destinations are fairly close to one another, but travellers don’t always know all of their transportation options between the two cities. I’m breaking down the four different ways for visiting Niagara Falls from Toronto. Check them out:
VIA Rail has a train that goes from Union Station in Toronto to Niagara Falls. It take two hours and leaves around 8:20am, getting you to Niagara Falls mid-morning. This would be the easiest, and most relaxing way to get from Toronto to Niagara Falls because it involves no transfers. Unfortunately though, you’re limited to the one time option. [Check the ViaRail website for more info]
You can get to Niagara Falls with Go Transit with their bus & train combo. They offer a Go Bus from Toronto to Burlington, then you transfer to a Go Train for the rest of the journey. This option is quite flexible, as the buses and trains run a minimum of 10 times per day – so this is a good public transportation option if you didn’t want to leave Toronto until the afternoon or evening. [Check the GoTransit website for more info]
You can also rent a rental car in Toronto (or at the airport) and make the drive to Niagara Falls yourself. The drive is really nice and there are a few wineries just off the highway that you can stop at along the way. The drive would take about 1 hour and 20 minutes, without traffic. This option gives you the most flexibility, but you’d have to be comfortable driving on major highways.
By Airport Shuttle
There’s also an Airbus that takes travellers straight from Pearson Airport in Toronto to Niagara Falls, but this option only works if you want to go straight to Niagara Falls without stopping in downtown Toronto. This option is also quite expensive, costing about $108 per person for roundtrip ticket. One advantage of this option is that your luggage is taken care of, and you will be whisked away in an air conditioned van. [Check the Airbus website for more info]