Niagara Falls travel guide

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You're Going to Love Niagara Falls

With a population of 82,000, Niagara Falls is a must-see destination in Ontario, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Niagara Falls to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Niagara Falls

Fallsview is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Niagara Falls. These include popular favourites such as Ruth's Chris Steak House - Niagara Falls (6455 Fallsview Blvd), Table Rock House Restaurant (6650 Niagara Parkway) and 21 Club - Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd). If you’re looking for affordable options, Canyon Creek - Niagara Falls (6380 Fallsview Blvd. Fallsview Casino) and Tide & Vine (3491 Portage Rd) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Flour Mill Restaurant (6080 Fallsview Blvd) and Zappi's Pizza (6663 Stanley Ave) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Niagara Falls.

When to visit Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 129
1 night at 3-star hotel
Niagara Falls in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 129
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Niagara Falls in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 27 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -7 °C, with an average temperature of -4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 102 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Niagara Falls, with an average rainfall of 64 mm.

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How to Get to Niagara Falls

Plane

Although Niagara Falls doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Toronto Island (YTZ), which is located 65 km from Niagara Falls. The shortest domestic flight to Niagara Falls departs from Halifax and takes around 2h 25m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Niagara Falls, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Niagara Falls to Kingston takes 2h 06m and costs around C$ 48 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ottawa, expect to pay about C$ 55 for a 4h 05m trip. The train station in Niagara Falls is called Niagara Falls, and is located 2.8 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Niagara Falls is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 67 km from Niagara Falls. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Niagara Falls, including Rider Express, Bus and FlixBus. From Kingston, the bus ride to Niagara Falls takes 193 km and will cost you around C$ 19. From London, the ticket costs about C$ 23 for a journey of 209 km. The most popular bus station is Niagara Falls Table Rock, located 1.3 km from downtown Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls Casino Niagara is also a commonly used station, and is 1.0 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Niagara Falls doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Toronto Island (YTZ), which is located 65 km from Niagara Falls. The shortest domestic flight to Niagara Falls departs from Halifax and takes around 2h 25m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Niagara Falls, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Niagara Falls to Kingston takes 2h 06m and costs around C$ 48 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ottawa, expect to pay about C$ 55 for a 4h 05m trip. The train station in Niagara Falls is called Niagara Falls, and is located 2.8 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Niagara Falls is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 67 km from Niagara Falls. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Niagara Falls, including Rider Express, Bus and FlixBus. From Kingston, the bus ride to Niagara Falls takes 193 km and will cost you around C$ 19. From London, the ticket costs about C$ 23 for a journey of 209 km. The most popular bus station is Niagara Falls Table Rock, located 1.3 km from downtown Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls Casino Niagara is also a commonly used station, and is 1.0 km from the city centre.

Airports near Niagara Falls

Airlines serving Niagara Falls

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,651 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,234 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,569 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (486 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,104 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,416 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,024 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (855 reviews)
LOT
Good (678 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (802 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,173 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (840 reviews)
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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Average rates range from around C$ 217 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 384 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include The Rex Motel At Niagara Falls and Falls Lodge by the Falls. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Niagara Falls, with prices from C$ 32 to C$ 660 per night. Fallsview is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Niagara Falls are about 69% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Niagara Falls

Most booked hotels in Niagara Falls

Brand New Big House in Niagara Region
0 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 65+
The Inn at Lock Seven
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 146+
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 210+
Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 197+
Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 362+
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 253+

Renting a car in Niagara Falls

Renting a car in Niagara Falls costs C$ 68 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 17% more expensive than at Toronto Pearson Intl.

Expect to pay C$ 1.87 per litre in Niagara Falls (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.41 and C$ 29.88. The most frequently booked car type in Niagara Falls is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Class Compact Car or similar) are, on average, 60% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Niagara Falls costs C$ 68 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 17% more expensive than at Toronto Pearson Intl.

Expect to pay C$ 1.87 per litre in Niagara Falls (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.41 and C$ 29.88. The most frequently booked car type in Niagara Falls is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Class Compact Car or similar) are, on average, 60% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.