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 4 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 Zappi's Pizza (6663 Stanley Ave), Corso: Endless Family-Style Italian (6361 Fallsview Blvd) and Weinkeller (5633 Victoria 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 Steakhouse
Very good (610 reviews)
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Wonderful (268 reviews)
Wonderful (179 reviews)
Wonderful (169 reviews)

When to visit Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Niagara Falls in March
Estimated hotel price
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


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 Air Canada, Air France, Delta and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest flight to Niagara Falls from the United States departs from Las Vegas and takes around 4h 10m.


UP Express is the most popular train carrier serving Niagara Falls, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Niagara Falls to Burlington takes 0h 39m and costs around $16 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $32 for a 2h 12m trip. The train station in Niagara Falls is called Niagara Falls, and is located 1.7 miles from the city center.


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 Economy Rent a Car and Kyte, among others, in Toronto.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Niagara Falls, including Rider Express, Bus and Greyhound. From London, the bus ride to Niagara Falls takes 135 miles and will cost you around $38. From Kingston, the ticket costs about $48 for a journey of 150 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

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,056 reviews)
Air France
Good (815 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,221 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
Good (394 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,952 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (193 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (722 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (751 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Average rates range from around $112 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $89 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Rodeway Inn Fallsview and Super 8 by Wyndham Niagara Falls by the Falls. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Niagara Falls, with prices from $23 to $626 per night. Fallsview is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Niagara Falls are about 86% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Niagara Falls

Most booked hotels in Niagara Falls

Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites
Excellent (8.3, 497 reviews)
A La Gallarie
Excellent (8.5, 51 reviews)
The Inn at Lock Seven
Excellent (8.1, 247 reviews)
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls
Excellent (8, 1913 reviews)
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Good (7.7, 4664 reviews)
The Tower Hotel Fallsview
Good (7.7, 4082 reviews)

Renting a car in Niagara Falls

Renting a car in Niagara Falls costs $64 per day, on average, or $256 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 25% more expensive than at Toronto Pearson Intl.

Expect to pay $5.30 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 $63.59 and $84.79. Standard (Subaru Legacy or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Niagara Falls, while also 65% cheaper than other types, on average.