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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Niagara Falls has to offer.

Where to Eat in Niagara Falls

Fallsview is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Niagara Falls. These include popular favorites 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.

Most popular restaurants in Niagara Falls

Brazilian
Excellent (4032 reviews)
Brazilian Steakhouse
Excellent (738 reviews)
Italian
Excellent (161 reviews)
Continental
Excellent (145 reviews)
Seafood
Excellent (94 reviews)

When to visit Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in February
Estimated hotel price
$119
1 night at 3-star hotel
Niagara Falls in February
Estimated hotel price
$119
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Niagara Falls in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 80.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 19.4 °F, with an average temperature of 24.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 4″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Niagara Falls, with an average rainfall of 2.5″.

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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 40 miles from Niagara Falls. Toronto Pearson Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, Air Canada, Air France and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest flight to Niagara Falls from the United States departs from New York and takes around 1h 50m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Niagara Falls, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Niagara Falls to Guelph takes 1h 12m and costs around $23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Niagara Falls, expect to pay about $19 for a 1h 58m trip. The train station in Niagara Falls is called Niagara Falls, and is located 1.7 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Niagara Falls is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 42 miles from Niagara Falls. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Zoom Rent A Car, 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 85 miles and will cost you around $11. From Buffalo, the ticket costs about $42 for a journey of 165 miles. The most popular bus station is Niagara Falls Fallsview Casino, located 0.6 miles from downtown Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls Casino Niagara is also a commonly used station, and is 0.6 miles from the city center.

Airports near Niagara Falls

Airlines serving Niagara Falls

Lufthansa
Good (1,364 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (2,458 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,902 reviews)
KLM
Good (290 reviews)
Air France
Good (291 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,071 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,656 reviews)
British Airways
Good (936 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (354 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (926 reviews)
Iberia
Good (658 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (626 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (659 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (195 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (74 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (301 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (201 reviews)
Finnair
Good (444 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (153 reviews)
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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Average rates range from around $150 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $171 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 vacation rental options in Niagara Falls, with prices from $44 to $3,998 per night. Fallsview is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation 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

South Landing Inn
Excellent (8.8, 325 reviews)
$166+
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls
Excellent (8, 1566 reviews)
$121+
Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Good (7.9, 4741 reviews)
$165+
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Good (7.8, 2670 reviews)
$151+
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
Good (7.5, 4092 reviews)
$131+
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Good (7.2, 13939 reviews)
$132+
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Renting a car in Niagara Falls

Renting a car in Niagara Falls costs $76 per day, on average, or $228 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

Expect to pay $5.91 per gallon in Niagara Falls (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $70.86 and $94.48. 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 rental cars (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) are, on average, 55% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.