Getting Around, Niagara on the Lake Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(Niagara on the Lake, Ontario - ON, Canada)

Picture of central street and clock towerVarious travel options are on hand, meeting the transportation needs of visitors wishing to make the most of their time at Niagara on the Lake. Daily bus transport is especially popular and connects Niagara on the Lake with a number of major cities and destinations throughout Ontario, with operators including Greyhound and King Transportation.

Sightseeing bus tours also offer a convenient way to travel around the area and to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls part of the Niagara Falls. However, locals often choose to simply cycle around the lake, or sail. Those headed from Niagara on the Lake to Toronto may like to consider hydrofoil ferry transport, which is a very fast and scenic way to travel to this iconic Canadian city.

Photo of horse and carriage at the Prince of Wales Hotel

Airports / Arriving by Air

Visitors who are intending to fly to the Niagara on the Lake area will find that the following airports are the closest available:

Both of these airports provide a variety of modern facilities and ground transportation, and are a relatively short drive away from Niagara on the Lake. Buses tend to be the cheapest options, while taxis are on hand and whilst more expensive, tend to be much more convenient, taking you directly to your hotel.

Central town view

Car Rental

Niagara on the Lake is an appealing town, which is surrounded by places of interest, much more than simply just Niagara Falls and its associated tourist city. Therefore, many tourists holidaying here choose to rent a car and their main mode of transport, enjoying day trips to Buffalo, Fort Erie, Hamilton, Oakville, Queenston, and of course, Toronto, which is around one and a half hours away by road. Bear in mind that when in Canada, you will expected to drive on the right-hand side of the road. The Niagara Parkway and Recreational Trail is particularly scenic and perfect for an afternoon drive - or longer.

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Image of local park, taken in the summer

Buses and Coaches

Currently there are is actual direct bus transport between Niagara on the Lake and Toronto. Instead, passengers will need to travel to either Niagara Falls or St. Catharines, and then change buses. Buses travel between the town and St. Catharines just three times a week, stopping at Fort George. Between mid-May and mid-October, shuttle buses are on hand to transport passengers to the ever-popular Niagara Falls, operating three times each day, at regular intervals. From June through September, this shuttle bus services stops at the Fort George car park, which is just a short stroll from the town centre.

Information about transport around Niagara Falls.