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Niagara Falls

Getting there & around

From the NFTA Terminal (Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority; www.nfta.com; 4th & Niagara Sts), No 40 buses go to Buffalo ($2.25, one hour) for air and bus connections; and there is an extensive local bus service. The Amtrak train station (716-285-4224) is about 2 miles northeast of downtown. And from Niagara Falls, daily trains go to Buffalo, Toronto and New York City ($63, nine hours). The Greyhound & Trailways terminal (905-357-2133; 4555 Erie Ave) is on the Canada side.

Parking costs $3 to $10 a day on either side of the falls. Most of the midrange hotels offer complimentary parking to guests while upscale hotels tend to charge $10 to $20 a day for the privilege.

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge to Canada costs US$3/1 for cars/pedestrians. There are customs and immigration stations at each end – carry proper papers. Because the policy is in flux it’s now recommended that US citizens have their passport available.