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.

Where to Eat in Niagara Falls

Fallsview is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Niagara Falls. These include popular favourites such as Ponte Vecchio - Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd), Weinkeller (5633 Victoria Ave) and Zappi's Pizza (6663 Stanley Ave). If you’re looking for affordable options, Canyon Creek - Niagara Falls (6380 Fallsview Blvd. Fallsview Casino) and Bravo! Pizzeria & Grill (5438 Ferry Street) are great picks.

When to visit Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in January
Estimated hotel price
$109
1 night at 3-star hotel
Niagara Falls in January
Estimated hotel price
$109
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 flight to Niagara Falls from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 22h 08m.

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 11m and costs around $59 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $49 for a 2h 12m 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 hire from Toronto, which is about 67 km from Niagara Falls. You’ll find branches of Budget and Alamo, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Niagara Falls, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Trailways. From Guelph, the bus ride to Niagara Falls takes 137 km and will cost you around $18. From Buffalo, the ticket costs about $67 for a journey of 266 km. The most popular bus station is Niagara Falls Fallsview Casino, located 1.0 km from the city centre of 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 (1,371 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (2,462 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,899 reviews)
KLM
Good (291 reviews)
Air France
Good (295 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,074 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,659 reviews)
British Airways
Good (939 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (357 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (926 reviews)
Iberia
Good (666 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (640 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (662 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (195 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (74 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (304 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (201 reviews)
Finnair
Good (449 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (154 reviews)
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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Average rates range from around $236 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $272 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Cadillac Motel Niagara and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Niagara Falls ON. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Niagara Falls, with prices from $70 to $6,362 per night. Fallsview is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Niagara Falls are about 32% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Niagara Falls

Most booked hotels in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$261+
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$239+
Travelodge by Wyndham Niagara Falls At the Falls
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
$159+
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
$166+
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
$186+
Ramada by Wyndham Niagara Falls/Fallsview
Good (6.3, Good reviews)
$100+
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Hiring a car in Niagara Falls

Expect to pay $2.49 per litre in Niagara Falls (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $29.79 and $39.72. The most frequently booked car type in Niagara Falls is Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is, on average, 55% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.