Some advice 4 our US travel...
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 3:44 PM Last Post By: LongIslandBob
Nov 18, 2012 10:31 PM
Some advice 4 our US travel...Hi, please advice on few of my queries:
1) If we fly from San Fran to Niagara Falls, which city do we land in the on canadian side?
2) Or it it better that we land at Buffalo & then cross to the canadian side. Is the immigration office(canada) open during the late hours?
3) If we land in buffalo, how far away is the canadian border, as we have senior citizens with us?
4) If we plan our trip from NY, & rent a car for 3 days, what will be the total cost( rentals, fuel, toll etc).
Nov 19, 2012 1:23 AM
I recently posted the following on another thread. I realize it will sound a little weird in your case (different context) but It's still useful.
Buffalo is kind of a ghost town on weekends (except for sports) and not much better on weekdays. It's much closer to Niagara, but if you want to make this a two-stop trip, chose Toronto.
Edited by: LongIslandBob
Nov 19, 2012 5:00 AM
21 & 2) You can fly to xNiagara Falls airport. But it's not a major airport.
xBuffalo is closer than xToronto (30 minutes vs. about 2 hours).
3) xBuffalo is on the Niagara River. That is the border. So that far.
4) Randomly guesstimating somewhere around $300-800 per person, depending on what is included by "etc." (just transit, or also hotels, food, attractions, etc.).
Nov 19, 2012 5:48 AM
31) Toronto. It's 1.5 hours away from the Falls
2+3) Buffalo is at the border...but you'd cross into Fort Erie, Ontario and make your way to Niagara Falls or get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, NY and then cross into Niagara Falls, Ontario. All borders are open 24 hours.
4) I can't see how the cost you'd save on flying to New York would justify the extra expense of getting to Niagara Falls. It's a long way. You should be able to get decent fairs into Buffalo, possibly with a transfer in NYC.
Nov 19, 2012 7:18 AM
Nov 19, 2012 9:09 AM
5The Buffalo-Niagara airport is served by numerous airlines from numerous cities incluuding NYC.
Buffalo is closer than Toronto but there's not much to do in Buffalo and if you're staying any amount of time, Toronto would be better.
It would be silly to think you must drive through Canada to get from Buffalo NY to Niagara Falls. Just take I-190 it's like auto-drive. It just goes there.
It's possible to drive from NYC to Niagara falls. It's kinda pretty and it's not a hell-trip, but, it's long. Fly it if you can afford to.
Nov 19, 2012 9:24 AM
Nov 19, 2012 3:44 PM
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