RIDE. DRIVE. CYCLE.
Whether you walk, cycle, drive or take transit, stress-free commutes and easy access will get you around Niagara and beyond.
Getting Around Niagara
With access to major and secondary highways, including the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), any point-to-point driving trip within the region is a maximum 45-minute drive. Our major urban centre has the least traffic congestion of Canada’s largest cities.
The area is also well served by public transit and regularly scheduled bus service is available in Niagara’s largest cities: Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland and Fort Erie. There are also some bus services available in Thorold (provided by the St. Catharines Transit Commission), Niagara-on-the-Lake, and in Port Colborne (provided by Welland Transit). Each public transit system is operated by the city it primarily serves. If you’re travelling long distances within Niagara, regional transit services connect some of Niagara’s largest communities.
Transportation options also including taxis and Uber in some communities, and for the cyclist, Niagara Canada boasts over 200 scenic cycling routes and 300 km of cycling trails, including the Greater Niagara Cycle Route.
Getting Out of Town
Residents can access the Greater Toronto Area in as little as 45 minutes by car, and can take advantage of the four local border crossings available for entry to the US. VIA rail service is available from stations in St. Catharines, Grimsby, and Niagara Falls. Daily GO Train service is available to and from Toronto, with increased service arriving in 2021. GO Bus and other bus services are also available. Niagara District Airport offers daily 12 minute executive flights from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Billy Bishop airport in Toronto.
If you’re heading even further, there are six airports within a one-hour drive of Niagara Canada, including international service from Pearson Airport in Toronto, Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton and Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York.