Getting there & away
Niagara Falls Bus Station (905-357-2133, 800-461-7661; www.greyhound.ca; 4555 Erie Ave; 7am-10:30pm) is in the old part of town. Greyhound Canada buses depart for Toronto ($26, 1½ to two hours, 12 daily) and Buffalo, New York ($10, one to 1½ hours, seven daily).
Safeway Tours (416-593-0593, 888-230-3505; return ticket $30) works in liaison with the Niagara Fallsview Casino, shuttling passengers between Toronto and Niagara Falls. In a deal-with-the-devil, you get $10 cash back from the casino and must stay a minimum of five hours, the presumption being that you’ll spend most of this time (and all of your money) gambling. No problemo – grab your $10 then slip out the back, Jack. No overnight stays; over-19s only (ID required). Call for pickup locations and times.
Niagara Airbus (905-374-8111, 800-268-8111; www. niagaraairbus.com) is a door-to-door coach service with frequent connections to and from airports in Toronto (one way/return $62/99, 1½ hours) and Buffalo, New York ($71/117, 1½ hours).
From Niagara Falls Train Station (888-842-7245; www.viarail.ca; 4267 Bridge St; 6am-10pm Mon-Fri, 8am-10pm Sat & Sun) opposite the bus station, VIA trains run to Toronto ($35, two hours, three daily) and New York City ($75, nine hours, once daily).