- By Dannie
- On Sep 10, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Distance from the city of New York to Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is about 400 miles (700 kilometers) from the city of New York. It takes approximately 7-8 hours to drive by car. The nearest airport is Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (NY), approximately 25 miles (42 km) away. Start here to plan a day trip or side trip to Niagara Falls from New York City by bus.
Different way to Niagara Falls from NYC:
* By Car: Depending on your level of adventure and tolerance for long car rides, you might choose to rent a car in New York City and make the nearly 400 miles drive up to Niagara Falls. If traffic cooperates (the earlier you leave New York City, the better) you can make the trip in about 7-7.5 hours.
* By Train: Amtrak service to Niagara Falls from New York City takes about 9.5 hours.
* By Bus: It takes 9-11 hours to take the bus from New York City to Niagara Falls.
* By Plane: Flights to Buffalo, NY & Toronto, Ontario (Canada) take only 45-60 minutes, but travel time is a bit longer once you factor in time getting to/from airports, clearing security, etc. It's still the fastest way to travel and should take 3-4 hours each way.
Niagara Falls straddles the international U.S./Canadian border, offering visitors on both sides beautiful vistas, boat rides and more. It's located about 17 miles from Buffalo, NY and about a seven-hour drive from New York City. It's ambitious to travel to and from Niagara Falls from New York City in a single day, but it can certainly be done. You can choose to visit as part of a tour group or make the trip on your own. You might also want to spend a night in Niagara Falls before returning to New York City, the choice is yours!