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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2016
Guidance for trip to Niagara Falls from USA  (4 Answers)

Can anybody kindly guide me by replying to the following queries about trip to Niagara Falls ?
We 5 adults like to visit Niagara Falls while touring USA during middle of May/June.
Which will be better choice for the Niagara trip, New York or Washington by public transport train or flight ?
How to reach the falls from the nearest airport or train station ? Any regular bus or others ?
What may be the activity there, any specific ride at the falls ?
We like to fly back to Indianapolis or Chicago on return from Niagara.
Any suitable internet link you may suggest for route, fare or stay.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2015
Crossing the border in Niagara Falls  (1 Answer)

I'm a Brazilian guy married to an American Citizen. We have three daughters, all of them have American citizenship. We're going to visit Niagara Falls in December. I know that my wife and my kids can cross the border. Is it possible to get a visa in Buiffalo? How long will it take to get the visa there?

Valmor Andreani

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2015
Fall timing  (2 Answers)

I will be visiting falls for a very short period of time like 3 hours. I will reach by 4:30am and leave at 7:30am. Is this time enough to visit the fall and will I b allowed to visit at that time?
Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2015
Crossing the border  (2 Answers)

We are having a 10 day holiday in New York,we are spending a couple of days at the falls and would like to visit the Canadian side,please could you tell me which documents we need to go over into Canada & back again.
We are British & have esta's
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2014
FIRST TIME VISITOR- from India  (7 Answers)

is it worthwhile to visit Niagara US side for 2 days from NYC

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2014
Duration of visit  (7 Answers)

Is a weekend enough time to get the most out of the falls and other attractions? Or, does one need more time? This is a prospect for the Fall. I'd go via Amtrak from NYC.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2014
Cabins Near Niagara Falls  (2 Answers)

Are there any cabins near the Falls available for rent?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2014
Driving from niagara to Boston in December  (6 Answers)

Hi we are a group of 2 families from Australia wanting to drive from Niagara Falls to boston in December this year. Is this safe to do so on major highway? Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2014
Driving Winter Time  (2 Answers)

We are looking at driving from Buffalo to Niagarra Falls in December this year and then want to go over to Chicago which is the best way to drive through USA or canada and is it worth going to Toronto area that time of year or is there better ways of travelling not driving?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 15, 2014
mode of transport  (1 Answer)

what would be the best way to get to the buffalo train station from the fallsview Marriot hotel ontario at 5 30 am to catch 6 30am train

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2014
Visit Niagara Falls  (6 Answers)

I plan visit Niagara Falls on coming end of Feb 2014, I notice that the weather is below 5 Celsius, so any changes I can see the waterfall?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2013
Do I need a passport?  (3 Answers)

I am a US citizen traveling to Buffalo for 4 days. Do I need a passport to visit the Canadian side of Niagra Falls?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2013
New York - Niagra Falls TOUR or SELF PLAN?  (10 Answers)

Hi Guys,

i am traveling to the states in Mid October and wanted to do a 2-day tour to Niagra falls (US & Canada side!)

i am trying to work out what would be the best option available to experience a pleasant trip:

my options are:
A: Tour operator : $108-$125 (viator or taketours)
B: Take the plane route and use a hired car over there to get around (this is where i need advice from you guys!)

your views and personal experience much appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 02, 2013
Can I go to Canadian side of Niagra Falls?  (3 Answers)

This Friday, my boyfriend is taking me up to New York for vacation (we live in Texas). He wants to take me to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, but my passport is expired. Can I go?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2013
Travel Stops on the way to Niagara Falls  (2 Answers)

Hello I will be traveling with one other person from Shelton, CT to Niagara Falls, NY. We are looking for some information for any cool stops along the way and then once we get to the falls. We are on a tight budget so looking mainly to do outdoors activities and looking for camping spots. Any info is appreciated, thank you so much :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2013
Where to sleep  (2 Answers)

We are traveling from Andover, Mass to niagra falls Canadian side. We will be leaving Andover around 5 pm. We will like to drive around4 to 5 hours and stop to sleep somewhere, and next morning arrive at niagra canada side.
Any advises?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2013
Niagara Canada visit but no H1 stamping return to USA  (1 Answer)

I came to US on L2 and currently working on H1B. So I do not have stamping on my passport now. If I plan to visit Niagara Falls Canada side, Can I come back to USA with out stamping? and do I need to apply Canada Visa?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2013
Niagara falls  (14 Answers)

i will be driving from chicago to see the Niagara falls on the us side. will i need a canadian visa

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2013
Best transport from Hamburg NY to Niagara Falls  (1 Answer)

Hi all

Please help I cannot find how to get from Hamburg NY where I am staying to Niagara Falls (Canadian side). I am there for 1 day and need to book my transport in advance. I would like to go for the cheapest possible option but of course I am open to any suggestions as long as it gets me there.

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2013
Transport/Customs Advice  (1 Answer)

I will be staying on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and need to catch a train on Monday 1st June at 12.30pm from the New York station on the American side.What is the best way to get to the station, where do you go through customs, how much time do I need to allow to catch the train? I also need to collect the ticket which has been booked from the ticket office. I will have gone through customs into United States earlier while on an Alaskan cruise from Vancouver. Thanks Joan.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2013
Border  (12 Answers)

My husband and I live in Texas but taking a different route to visit friends and family in Pennsylvania. We decided to make a one night stop in Niagara Falls and made a hotel reservation on the Canada side. I have been reading "horror stories" of incidents that have happened crossing to/from both sides, and very few good stories on that site. We are law-abiding U.S. citizens and are professionals. The horror stories have me/us second-guessing a trip to Canada to see the falls. Are there more "good" experiences than "horror" experiences out there about crossing the border?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2013
Road Trip  (1 Answer)

I am planning a Road trip driving from Boston through to Niagara. Would this be crazy to try and do this journey in the 1 day when we have a 6 & 15 year old in the car. If crazy can anybody suggest some nice stop overs's for a family.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 19, 2012
U.S. or Canada side?  (9 Answers)

We are travelling in late July from Miami to Buffalo. We are spending the first night in Buffalo then heading to Niagara Falls. I have read that the Canadian side is "nicer" but we are open to staying either on the U.S. side or the Canada side. A relative told me that due to the exchange rate and lower taxes, he recommends the American side.

But, after we spend 2-3 days at Niagara Falls, we wll be heading to Toronto for a couple days so we will be in Canada eventually anyway. I think the tours we will be taking originate on the Canada side, so that is another reason to stay on that side. We are looking for hotels in the100-$150 range.

What does everyone recommend?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2012
Making a plan, driving to Niagara Falls next month.  (7 Answers)

Hi there,

I have a question about driving to Niagara Falls from NYC (Mahattan).. My boyfriend will get off work at 5pm.. and we plan to drive all the way to Niagara Falls. I have been searching.. if I'm right, it will be around 7-9 hours of driving. Do you think I should not stop anywhere and check-in at Niagara Falls area ..


I should stop somewhere, (half trip) and continue driving in the morning to Niagara Falls? and where should we stop and stay over night? I will have mom&dad come with us. we plan to leave NYC Friday after his work done and come back anytime on Sunday.

Please help me plan this.. it will be for our honeymoon. and i want his mom&dad to be happy and not too tired.

Thanks a bunch.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2012
tour in niagara falls  (3 Answers)

I am a tourist in the US, as one of my list city or state to visit is New York & in New York I would like to see Niagara falls of course for only one day. I have a tourist visa in the US for only one entry can I visit Niagara falls at the side of Canada for one day? with out canadian tourist visa ?or will immigration will let me get inside back to the border of New York after visiting Niagara falls at the side of Canada?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2012
Two days stay in Niagara falls  (3 Answers)

we would like ask for any help that you can give because our booking for 2-day tour from new york to niagara falls has been cancelled. And according to the tour service that they dont have sunday trip i.e. 27 May. We checked the bus and train and they are a bit expensive and dont know if its practical to use them. We would like to ask if you have any suggestions. We are planning to go back to new york on the 28 May because we need to fly back to LA on the 29 May.
Will appreciate any help you can give because we need to complete our booking as soon as possible.
thanks and regards,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2012
passport?  (6 Answers)

i want to visit niagra falls but all the nice hotels seem to be on the canadian side, do i have to have a passport to stay there? and which attractions are on the US side

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 06, 2011
Canada Tourist Visa Process  (2 Answers)


I am presently in US and plan to travel to niagara fall (canada side) on long weekend. I am an Indian citizen. I wanted to know the process to apply for tourist visa for canada. Can I do the process before going there so that I personally dont need to visit the counsulate?
Please provide some insights on the same.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2011
Advice on my trip to Niagara Falls  (20 Answers)

I am visiting New York from Los Angeles this Fall and I wanted to visit Niagara Falls. So, my plan now is to fly from Los Angeles to Buffalo, rent a car and spend a night in Niagara Falls on the Canada side. Then, I'll drive to New york and drop the car at one of the car rental locations. I am planning to stay a week in New York. What do you members think about this plan? Any advice?
I appreciate any comments. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2011
What is better 2 or 3 days?  (7 Answers)


My family and I are touring NY State this summer. I can stay at Niagara Falls for either 2 or 3 days before heading to Watkins Glen State Park. Without running like a lunatic, is 2 days adequate to see the main attractions at Niagara? Would staying for 3 days leave me looking for something to do too early in the day? I am planning on staying on the Canadian side and we prefer to travel in the evenings and spend our days at each location.

Thanks for your help!

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