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How to get from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls

The world-famous Niagara Falls is on many people’s bucket lists, and for good reason! Just 40 km away from Buffalo airport, Niagara Falls is actually comprised of three separate waterfalls; Horseshoe, also known as Canadian Falls, is the largest and borders Ontario, whereas American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are both on US soil. Visitors can venture out to the beautiful surrounding natural area for a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and fishing. Popular attractions also include the Aquarium of Niagara, the Daredevil Museum, and the Schoellkopf Museum which are dedicated to the Falls.

To get from Buffalo International airport to Niagara Falls, there are two options. A taxi or private transfer is the only direct route available and takes around 35 minutes. There is also the option of taking public transport, but this will require you to first get from Buffalo airport to downtown by bus and then get a second bus to Niagara Falls with a total travel time of about 2 hours.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €77.26 35min 24/7
Bus €3.86 60min 05:40–00:29

How to get from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls by taxi

A taxi or private transfer from Buffalo International Airport to Niagara Falls is by far the quickest transport mode available, as it is the only direct option. The average trip takes only 35 minutes and costs roughly $80.45 (€77.26).

Taxi fare from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls

On average, a cab ride from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls costs around $80.45 (€77.26) and takes about 35 minutes to reach the Falls. As the destination is outside of Buffalo City, you may incur surcharges such as bridge tolls or a higher tariff when using a local taxi company. Cabs in Buffalo operate as private companies, which is why it can be difficult to estimate the cost of such a trip. Before booking a cab, we recommend you ask several companies for a price quote, including any additional charges that could be added to the total fare. You can also secure a competitive set rate fee for a comfortable and easy private airport transfer by booking in advance with Welcome.

Cost

€77.26

Trip Duration

35 Min.

*Prices do not include tips and may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Buffalo Niagara airport.

Where do I get the taxi from?

The taxi ranks are located in the ground transportation area which can be found on the lower level of Buffalo International Airport.

Convenience

A cab or private transfer is the fastest and easiest way to travel between Buffalo International Airport and Niagara Falls. It is also the only direct transport option available, which means that you can reach the Falls in just 35 minutes, whereas by public transport you would need to take two different buses with a total travel time of 2 hours. A private transfer or taxi is a safe, reliable and convenient way to avoid waiting around for the buses and the hassle of carrying heavy bags through crowded airports and busy streets. With a taxi, you can set off from the airport as soon as your flight lands and arrive at your destination quickly and comfortably. If you would like a direct, easy, and comfortable transfer to Niagara Falls, we recommend you book in advance to secure a competitive rate.

Editor’s Note

A private transfer or cab is the easiest and most direct way to get from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Niagara Falls.

Useful Tips

We recommend asking taxi companies about their rates and surcharges before booking.
There are very few places where you can hail a cab in Buffalo, so you will likely have to use a private taxi firm.
In Buffalo, and the US generally, it is standard to tip your taxi driver 15-20% of the total fare.

How to get from Buffalo airport to Niagara Falls by bus

A bus is the only way to get from Buffalo airport to Niagara Falls by public transportation and is very budget-friendly as the cost of a single ticket is only $2 (€1.93). However, as there is no direct route, you will first have to take another bus from the airport to downtown Buffalo and catch a connecting bus from there. Two NFTA-MetroBus services can take you from downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls. The 77 service takes about 50 minutes from downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls and runs once an hour from 07:05-19:05. The 40 service takes a little over an hour and also runs once per hour but operates from 05:40 to 00:29. The total travel time from the airport to Niagara Falls by bus is 2 hours, give or take, depending on the time of day and traffic, and does not include any time you may have to spend waiting for one of the buses.

How much is the bus from Buffalo airport to Niagara Falls?

To get to Niagara Falls from Buffalo airport you need to take two buses; one from Buffalo Airport to Downtown Buffalo, and then a second bus from there to Niagara Falls. A single bus ticket for any NFTA-METRO bus costs $2 (€1.93), so the total cost of your bus tickets will be just $4 (€3.86). You can either pay for your ticket on the bus using the exact fare in cash, or you can purchase it online through the Token Transit app.

Cost

€1.93

Trip Duration

55-60 Min.

Unless expressly stated, information relates to the bus from downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls and does not include the first bus from the airport to downtown Buffalo.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Service 40 operates during the hours of 5:40-00:29, and service 77 during 07:07-19:05. Both buses run once an hour and have the same schedules for every day of the week.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stop is located at the Arrivals entrance of Buffalo Airport. Once you get downtown, you can get bus service 40 at North Division & Main Street or bus service 77 at the Metropolitan Transportation Centre.

Convenience

Getting from Buffalo airport to Niagara Falls by bus is a very budget-friendly option costing only $2 (€1.93) per ticket. However, going by bus is the slowest mode of transport as you will need to first get from the airport to downtown Buffalo and then get another bus to reach Niagara Falls from there. The total travel time by bus is around 2 hours, whereas, by taxi or private transfer, it only takes 35 minutes. Also, this does not include waiting time which can add up since the Buffalo to Niagara Falls buses only run once an hour.

Editor’s Note

Make sure you plan ahead to allow yourself enough time for the connection in downtown Buffalo.

Useful Tips

You can buy a ticket from the driver only if you have the exact fare in cash. If you want to use a card, you can do so with the official transit app.
When boarding the bus, have your ticket or fare ready so as to not cause a delay.
All NFTA MetroBus vehicles are wheelchair accessible.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls?

The only direct way to get from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls is by taxi or private transfer. The cab ride only takes about 35 minutes and the fare is estimated at $80.45 (€77.26). You can also get to the Falls by bus, but you will have to get from the airport to downtown Buffalo first, then change. It takes a total of 2 hours to reach Niagara Falls from the airport using public transportation and costs $2 (€1.93) per traveller. To secure a competitive rate for a direct and easy private transfer, we recommend that you book in advance.

How far is Buffalo Airport from Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls is a little over 40 km from Buffalo Airport, making it a short 35-minute drive away. The only direct transport option is a cab or private transfer, costing about $80.45 (€77.26). By public transportation, you will need to take two buses; one from the airport to downtown Buffalo and a second bus from Buffalo to Niagara Falls. The total travel time by bus is about 2 hours, and each ticket costs $2 (€1.93).

How much is a taxi from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls?

The average transfer from Buffalo airport to Niagara Falls costs about $80.45 (€77.26) and takes about 35 minutes. However, as taxis in Buffalo operate as private companies, it can be difficult to calculate precisely how much the cost will be. For this reason, we recommend contacting a company directly about their rates, whilst you can also book your private transfer in advance with Welcome for a guaranteed flat fee at a competitive rate.

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