Niagara Falls: How Do I Get There?
There are many different ways of getting to Niagara Falls
. So we'll narrow our focus down to how we managed to get here, which would be from the perspective of someone from the Los Angeles area.
, I'd imagine it's quickest to fly into Buffalo/Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York. However, most routes (and we were no exception coming from Los Angeles) require you to connect at JFK (John F Kennedy) Airport in New York. There might also be connections at La Guardia Airport though this didn't seem to be as common.
Once we arrived at Buffalo, we rented a car though it appeared that taking a shuttle bus, or hiring a taxi were also options. There were no hotel courtesy shuttles to or from the airport from what we could tell.
Anyways, after renting a car, it was about 25 miles from Buffalo to the Rainbow Bridge, which spanned the Canadian-American border just a little over a quarter-mile from the American Falls.
, I'd imagine you're most likely going to be flying into the Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario. Then, rent a car and drive the 78 miles to get to the Rainbow Bridge. It's possible to take a shuttle or taxi as well from what I understand, though this can be quite pricey considering the distance you'll need to travel.
Just to give you an idea of the amount of travel involved, here's our travel circuit, which consisted of...
- a 6-hour flight from Los Angeles to New York
- a 1.5-hour flight from New York to Buffalo
- a 30-minute drive from Buffalo to our hotel on the Canadian side (including border delays and toll road stops)
Naturally, these transit times will differ depending on where you're at, but at least this gives you a rough idea of how much time to budget for travel.
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