Ride. Drive. Cycle.

Whether you walk, cycle, drive or take transit, stress-free commutes and easy access will get you around Niagara and beyond.

Transit

Getting to Niagara

The area is well served by public transit and transportation options including taxis and Uber.

If you want to get out of town, VIA rail service is available from stations in St. Catharines, Grimsby, and Niagara Falls. Summer GO Train service is available to and from Toronto, with daily scheduled GO Train service arriving in 2021. GO Bus and other bus services are also available.

If you’re heading even further, there are seven airports within a one-hour drive of Niagara Canada, including international service from Pearson Airport in Toronto, Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton and Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York.

Local and regional bus service

If you’re travelling long distances within or outside of Niagara, regional transit services are a good option. The main regional bus service is Niagara Region Transit, which connects some of Niagara’s largest communities.

Regularly scheduled bus service is also available in Niagara’s largest cities: Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland and Fort Erie. There are also some bus services available in Thorold (provided by the St. Catharines Transit Commission), Niagara-on-the-Lake, and in Port Colborne (provided by Welland Transit). Each public transit system is operated by the city it primarily serves.

Niagara Falls Transit

St. Catharines Transit Commission (including some service in Thorold)

Welland Transit (including some service in Port Colborne)

Fort Erie Transit

Niagara-on-the-Lake Transit

Prospective students should note that transit passes are included in tuition fees for both Niagara College and Brock University.

Driving

Congestion free driving

Driving around, to and from Niagara Canada couldn’t be easier:

  • Our major urban centre has the least traffic congestion of Canada’s largest cities.
  • With access to major and secondary highways, including the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), any point to point trip within the region is a maximum 45 minute drive.
  • Residents can access the Greater Toronto Area in as little as 45 minutes or take advantage of the four local border crossings available for entry to the US.
  • The region is home to quality roads that are well maintained all year long.

Cycling

Niagara is a cycling destination

Niagara Canada boasts over 200 scenic cycling routes and 300 km of cycling trails, including the Greater Niagara Cycle Route. The region is also part of the Greenbelt Route, connecting cyclists to protected countryside.

Easy-cycle trails lace their way through vineyards and along shorelines, with a variety of sights and stops for the recreational rider. If hills are your thing, there’s plenty of gruelling terrain to discover and conquer. You can cycle throughout the entire Niagara Region, including beside Niagara Falls, throughout beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, from winery to winery along the Wine Route, and along the world famous Welland Canal.