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Transfer Options from Toronto Airport to Niagara Falls

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How to get from Toronto Airport to Niagara Falls

There are three different transfer options when it comes to traveling from Toronto Pearson International airport (YYZ) to Niagara Falls; taxi, train or bus. Taking a Toronto airport taxi is the most expensive option at 144€ ($215 CAD), but it's also one of the most convenient as you reach Niagara Falls in just 90 minutes with little to no waiting time. Another highly convenient and quick transfer is the Niagara Airbus shuttle. This bus runs 24/7, costs 80.40€ ($120.31 CAD) one-way and takes 90 minutes to reach the falls. Finally, the cheapest transfer option is to take the Union Pearson Express train to Union Station in Toronto, and then switch to the VIA Rail or LW train (GO Transit) to reach Niagara Falls. The total journey time is 175 minutes but a one-way ticket costs just 21.30€ ($31.65 CAD).

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €160.40 90min 24/7
Taxi €144 90min 24/7
Train €42.60 175min 05:27–00:57

How to get from Toronto airport to Niagara Falls by bus

The Niagara Airbus Shuttle runs 24/7 from Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) airport to Niagara Falls, leaving when it's full. The cost of a one-way ticket is 80.40€ ($120.31 CAD) and the journey takes just 90 minutes. There are also private hire Niagara Airbuses that will pick you up at a designated time, however, these come with a much steeper cost.

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

The Niagara Airbus Shuttle costs 80.40€ ($120.31 CAD) for a one-way ticket from Toronto airport to Niagara Falls. If you purchase your ticket online at least 72 hours in advance, you can save 5% on your ticket price. You can purchase your Niagara Airbus Shuttle ticket online or from the Ground Transportation Counter in Toronto airport. If you encounter any problems when purchasing your ticket, there are plenty of staff members around to assist you.

Cost

80.40€

Trip Duration

90 Min.

The Niagara Airbus shuttle leaves when it's full.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Niagara Airbus shuttle is available 24/7

Where do I get it from?

The Niagara Airbus Shuttle pickup location is at the Ground Transportation desk. You can find this on the lower level just below arrivals in Terminal 1 and at Door C of Terminal 3.

Convenience

As the Niagara Airbus Shuttle is available 24/7 and leaves every time it's full, you're almost guaranteed to have a bus waiting for you when you land. The shuttle bus also drives directly to Niagara Falls, making the impressive journey time of 90 minutes.

Editor’s Note

As the Niagara Airbus Shuttle is larger than a taxi, if you're traveling in a larger group, you can all travel to Niagara Falls together.

Useful Tips

There are luggage size and weight restrictions on the Niagara Airbus Shuttle.
If you book at least 72 hours in advance you save 5% of your ticket price.
The Niagara Airbus Shuttle leaves when full, so waiting times can vary.

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How to get from Toronto airport to Niagara Falls by taxi

Taking a Toronto airport taxi from Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) airport to Niagara Falls is the most convenient transfer option, but it's also the most expensive. The trip shouldn't take longer than 90 minutes door-to-door in light traffic and the set fee price is 144€ ($215 CAD). Taxis are available 24/7 at the Toronto airport, so you shouldn't have any difficulty finding a car, no matter what time you land.

Taxi fare from Toronto airport to Niagara Falls

Taxis at Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) airport have a set rate fee for the journey to Niagara Falls of 144€ ($215 CAD). Be aware that not all taxis accept card payments, so it helps to have cash available when traveling by taxi.

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Convenience

Taxis are one of the only transportation means to be available 24/7 at Toronto airport, so no matter what time you land after your long-haul flight, you can hop into a taxi and head directly to your accommodation in Niagara Falls. The 135 km journey also takes 90 minutes, so it's invaluable to feel comfortable and know your personal belongings are safe during the long drive.

Editor’s Note

There are many different zones within Niagara, however, the Niagara Falls, the entertainment zone and the hotel zone all have the same set rate fee of 144€ ($215 CAD).

Useful Tips

Standard sized taxis in Canada can only hold up to 4 people.
There may be extra charges for large/heavy luggage items or impromptu stops along the way.
If you feel you have been overcharged, ask your taxi driver for your receipt and show it to the transport hub in Niagara Falls.

How to get from Toronto airport to Niagara Falls by train

Taking a train from Toronto Pearson International (YZZ) airport to Niagara Falls is the slowest and least convenient transfer option, but if you're traveling on a budget, it is the cheapest at 21.30€ ($31.65 CAD) one-way. As you will need to change from the Union Pearson Express train to either the VIA Rail or LW train (GO Transit) in Union Station, Toronto, the total journey time is a long 175 minutes. The train from Union Station to Niagara Falls also only leaves once a day, so if you miss it, you will need to wait 24 hours for the next one.

How much is the train from Toronto airport to Niagara Falls?

To get from Toronto airport to Niagara Falls, you will need to first take the Union Pearson Express train to Union Station in Toronto and then take either the VIA Rail or LW train (GO Transit) to the Niagara Falls Train Station (4267 Bridge Street). The UP Express train costs 8.30€ ($12.35 CAD) one-way and the VIA Rail or LW train cost on average 13€ ($19.30 CAD), so that's a total journey cost of 21.30€ ($31.65 CAD). You can purchase your UP Express train tickets online, from the app or from the UP Express customer service counters in Terminal 1 or 3. Your VIA Rail or LW train (GO Transit) tickets can be purchased in Union Station from a ticket counter or one of the automatic machines.

Cost

21.30€

Trip Duration

175 Min.

There's a waiting time of 15 minutes for the Union Pearson Express train and the VIA Rail and LW trains run once a day.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Union Pearson Express train runs from 05:27 to 00:57 and the VIA Rail and LW trains leave once a day.

Where do I get it from?

The Union Pearson Express train is located in Terminal 1 at Toronto airport next to the Terminal Link train. If you land in Terminal 3, simply take the free Terminal Link train to Terminal 1 and follow the signs for "Train to City". In Union Station, the platform location and schedules of the VIA Rail and LW train (GO Transit) trains will be on the automatic boards.

Convenience

Taking a train from Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) airport to Niagara Falls is by far the slowest and most inconvenient transfer option. Not only do you need to change trains, meaning you will have to maneuver your luggage through two train stations, but the trains from Union Station to Niagara Falls only leave once a day, so if you miss it, you will have to wait at least 24 hours for the next one.

Editor’s Note

The UP Express train has many creature comforts such a WiFi, charging ports, power outlets and tray tables, but the VIA Rail or LW train (GO Transit) trains may not be equipped with these services.

Useful Tips

Be sure to carefully check and plan your journey as the VIA Rail and LW train (GO Transit) leave to Niagara Falls once a day.
There's a waiting time of 25 minutes for the UP Express train at Toronto airport.
Be sure to keep your train tickets with you as random inspections can be carried out.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a bus from Toronto airport to Niagara Falls?

Absolutely, the Niagara Airport Shuttle bus runs from Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) airport to Niagara Falls 24/7. The total journey time is just 90 minutes in light traffic and the cost is 80.40€ ($120.31 CAD) one-way. If you book online at least 72 hours in advance, you will also receive a 5% discount for your ticket.

Which airport is closer to Niagara Falls Canada?

If you are flying into Niagara Falls on an international flight, then Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is the closest airport at 44 km. However, if you wish to see Niagara Falls from the Canadian side, the closest airport is Toronto Pearson International (YYZ), located 135 km away. It takes 90 minutes by taxi and the Niagara Airbus Shuttle to reach Niagara Falls from Toronto airport, or 175 minutes by train.

How do I get to Niagara Falls from Toronto by public transport?

If you wish to take public transportation from Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) airport to Niagara Falls, you have two options; bus or train. The most convenient option is to take the Niagara Airbus Shuttle, which takes just 90 minutes to reach the falls and costs 80.40€ ($120.31 CAD) one-way. However, the cheapest option is to take the UP Express train and make a change in Union Station, Toronto to either the VIA Rail or LW train (GO Transit) lines to reach Niagara Falls. The ticket cost is just 21.30€ ($31.65 CAD), but the total journey time is a long 175 minutes.

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