- By kevin
- On May 24, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
To plan the Niagara Falls trip and travel in & around Niagara Falls in this Summer, you can book your Niagara Falls tour from New York on the Globerouter.com website with deals. The speed at which the river falls creates a misty fog and an unmistakable roar heard from miles away. But away from the falls, both the New York and Canadian sides offer various activities to keep visitors entertained.
The Public Transportation:
If you're not driving in from a nearby city, you'll likely fly into Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), which sits about 30 miles southeast of the falls. Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) is located much closer to the falls (less than 10 miles), but it only operates flights from Spirit and Allegiant departing or arriving from southeastern U.S. cities, such as Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, among others. There are shuttles from both airports to both sides of the falls, plus rental cars, taxis and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can be utilized to and from the airports.
The Discover Niagara Shuttle is a hop-on, hop-off bus that offers free service between the Niagara USA Official Visitor Center and Old Fort Niagara, stopping at 15 destinations along the 14-mile route. The shuttle, which operates seasonally in the summer and early fall, offers service between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week and between 9 a.m. and midnight on the weekends. Many hotels also operate free shuttles to local attractions. It might be worth staying at one of these properties.
Road tripping to Niagara Falls is a tradition for some families. But, once you arrive you'll want to ditch your car ASAP. Traffic can be slow, and the roads are either packed with tour buses in the summer or covered in snow in the winter. Parking outside of your hotel lot is also difficult and expensive. Though you'll find a handful of free parking areas in the north and south end of Niagara Parks, most lots closest to the attractions are gated or metered. You can find a list of available lots and daily parking prices on the Niagara Parks government website.