Directions from Q.E.W. Southbound (Blue Line)
Take Highway 420 exit on the left (east). Go straight through the lights at Stanley Avenue. Stay on Roberts Street. Exit Roberts Street at Victoria Avenue. Turn left on Victoria Avenue. Turn right onto Queen Street. City Hall is at 4310 Queen Street, on the right-hand side.
Directions from Q.E.W. Northbound (Green Line)
Take highway 420 exit on the right (east). Go straight through the lights at Stanley Avenue. Stay on Roberts Street. Exit Roberts Street at Victoria Avenue. Turn left on Victoria Avenue. Turn right onto Queen Street. City Hall is at 4310 Queen Street, on the right-hand side.
Approaches to Niagara Falls
Travelling by car
Niagara Falls has many different approaches that are usually east and west oriented. If you would like to take a more relaxing, scenic route, just take the Niagara Parkway. This route follows the Canadian side of the Niagara River from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie, traversing the heart of the city en route.
The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) via Hwy 420 is the primary route to get to your destination in the Falls. This highway starts off in Toronto, outlines Lake Ontario and passes through Niagara Falls, interconnecting with major streets, and finishing at the Peace Bridge.
Visitors coming from Southwestern Ontario, may travel on two other roads which provide very good access as well: Hwy 20, which goes directly into Niagara Falls; and Hwy 3, which will lead you to several smaller roads that will take you directly to the city.
On the Canadian Side, there are toll bridges that will greet visitors travelling from or through New York (often on the I-90 Interstate Highway) to get to the Canadian Side of the Falls:
- the Rainbow bridge is located in the heart of the sightseeing area;
- the Whirlpool Bridge is slightly north of downtown; and
- the Peace Bridge which links Buffalo, NY, and Fort Erie, Ontario, is positioned just south of Niagara Falls.
Travelling by plane
There are four commercial airports that serve the Niagara Falls area.
Buffalo International Airport at Genesee and Dick Streets in New York is the closest to the city. There are also Shuttle Buses, which are operated by the ITA, available from this airport to Niagara Falls, NY, and to Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The Niagara District Airport, also handling commercial flights, is located at Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Within striking distance, only 45 minutes away, is the Hamilton Airport which does benefit the Greater Municipality of Hamilton and surrounding towns.
Approximately 2 hours from Niagara Falls is where the main Airport of Ontario is located, Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
Travelling by train
VIA RAIL offers daily passenger service between Niagara Falls and Toronto. The VIA RAIL train station is located within two blocks of City Hall. Contact VIA RAIL at www.viarail.ca for complete information.
AMTRAK, runs a daily train from New York returning to Toronto via Niagara Falls, known as the Maple Leaf run. Contact AMTRAK for further information.