When you go for a tour around Canada, as tourists, you often think about how to get to Niagara Falls from Toronto and it turns out that there are different transportation methods in which you can reach there.
Via Car Journey
You can get to the Niagara falls by driving for about 2 hours from downtown Toronto.
The link between Niagara Falls and Toronto is through QEW or Queen Elizabeth Way that is a six/eight-lane highway. It works as a direct link among the two but does not include sceneries on the way. So if you want to witness sceneries all throughout the journey to the Niagara falls, it is advisable that you take the Hwy 81 that leaves from St. Catherine’s and in return enjoy a beautiful countryside on the way.
If you have landed at the Toronto Pearson Airport, the easiest way for you to get to Niagara Falls from Toronto is to take the 427 South to Queen Elizabeth Way that takes you to Niagara Falls.
Via Public transport
Let us introduce you to the Go Transit buses which comes with a yearly deal on bus routes and train linkages between Toronto and the Niagara falls. It does not cost more than $20 either way from Toronto to the Niagara falls or vice versa. You can get to Niagara falls on a bus that will start from Burlington.
Via Train linkages
Train services to get to Niagara falls from Toronto is the highest during the month of May, June, July, August, September and provides special cars outfitted to accommodate bicycles.
The VIA Rail system provides their tourists with a rigid service to help them get to Niagara Falls.
As tourists, you can also walk down from the old Niagara falls and avail the train or bus from their respective stations.
Costing of train tickets may range from $20 to 400$ depending on how early you book your tickets. The fastest you can get to Niagara falls from Toronto is by 1 hour 56 minutes.
Via Bus journeys or Shuttles
Get on a shuttle instead! Shuttles cost you very little money in a group. One is available from the airport itself. It is basically a bargain!
You can also wait for the Niagara Airbus that picks you up while you are at the hotel or at the airport.
Train journeys to the Niagara falls will be at the meagre cost of $20.
The Greyhound buses cost from $18 which is cheap to $29 that gets refunded.
If nothing else works, the cheapest option for you is to take the Megabus to get to Niagara falls from Toronto. This sometimes fall under $1-$10 per ticket.
Why it is worth going to the Niagara Falls
You can decide if you want to experience Niagara Falls from some of the reasons mentioned below.
- If you hire a personal guide as is available from their tour packages, it is all the more fun because they will take you on a trip around the most famous and notable attractions in the area. Meanwhile your transportation cost, tickets, etc will be looked after by them. There is a new travel package which includes the train fare and charges you $30 per ticket.
- You can count your meals in the tour package that you have selected.
- A ride on the Hornblower Cruise will set you in the mood! It will take you around the local icewine and the beautiful ‘Niagara-on-the-lake’ that is popularly known as “Canada’s Prettiest Town”.
- It is indeed a splendid and mesmerizing sight when the Falls are lit up in the evening. You will awe in the end!
- Staying at a Toronto hotel has its own benefits as the concierge is always ready to arrange a tour for its guests.
From Niagara Falls To Toronto
Once you have completed taking a tour around the Niagara falls, you can avail the last bus at 10:15 pm or wait till the early morning bus that makes its departure at 4:55 am. The fastest you can reach Toronto from the Niagara falls is by 1 hour 44 minutes or 2 hours approximately.
You will find the buses from the Niagara Falls Bus terminal which will take you straight to the Toronto Coach Terminal located at 610 Bay Street. Bus fares will fall on an average of $12,57 but if booking is held in advance then it could be possible at $13,08. T
The Megabus takes almost 13 trips from the Niagara falls to Toronto each day. The Greyhound will cost an average or $14-$17 depending on time and route.
A taxi ride till the bus-train terminal at Niagara falls is around $15. You can also opt for the train services or get a car given the short distance between these two places.