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Buffalo Depew to Niagara Falls

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Buffalo Depew to Niagara Falls

We are travelling the USA on an Amtrak rail pass and hence have no car, nor wish to drive.

Our route takes us from Chicago to Boston but would love to stop over and see the falls.

Heres the catch- our train is scheduled to arrive at Buffalo - Depew at 10.00 am. but the next connecting train to NF is late pm.

Can anyone advise on an alternative transfer to NF either NY or Ontario so we can spend the day there and then stay overnight. We can then catch the train back the following morning.

Many Thanks

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1. Re: Buffalo Depew to Niagara Falls

Unfortunately, Depew is a distant suburb of Buffalo, and even further away from Niagara Falls. As you may know, it's not as convenient using public transport in the States as in the UK. However, you can probably catch a taxi to downtown Buffalo or to Niagara Falls. (They're in 2 different counties, so I'm not sure about the taxi situation.) The two cities are about 20-25 miles apart. There is public transportation (bus) from downtown Buffalo to the Falls, provided by the NFTA (Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.) Someone on this forum mentioned a private tour guide that drove from Bflo to the Falls, but I never heard of the service before - Magic Mist Limo. Here's the link to the trip review where the service was mentioned:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60974-i588-k14925…

Maybe the service can pick you up from the train station?

Personally, I would rather stay in Buffalo than in Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls, New York is particularly run down, although the Canadian side is totally hopping. I guess it depends on what you're looking for, and how your transportation works.

England
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2. Re: Buffalo Depew to Niagara Falls

Thanks Lady Dee

I am amazed that one of the worlds biggest tourist attractions has such limited transit options.

Will let you know what we decide

Many thanks

Buffalo, New York
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3. Re: Buffalo Depew to Niagara Falls

Call this taxi service and they will set up a drop off and pick up in Canada.

Niagara falls

Airport Shuttle Services from Buffalo Airport to Niagara Falls

9:00 AM 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

7 days a week 365 days a year.

rate: $ 30.00 one way 40.00 if crossing the border

children under 6 free

(rates subject to change)

Stops at most major hotels in Niagara Falls New York and Canada…extra 10. 00 for cross border drop-offs

Return trips to Buffalo Airport vary, starting from 7:00 A.M. until 6:30 P.M.

Airport to Niagara Falls trip averages 40 minutes

need more info ? Call ITA Airport Taxi Service toll free @ 1-800-551-9369

the taxi fare between the airport and Depew station would be very nominal. They are only two miles apart. Enjoy your stay and spend the $10 to cross the border. Check Travelzoo.com for good Niagara Falls hotel deals. You will find them under the inernational link.

New York State, USA
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4. Re: Buffalo Depew to Niagara Falls

The above is a much more informative than my post! More hopeful, too.

Buffalo, New York
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5. Re: Buffalo Depew to Niagara Falls

I found this deal on Travelzoo!!!

119 -- Niagara Falls 4-Diamond Suite Package*

Last Update: 10/29/2007 12:14:00 PM

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Travel dates: Sunday-Thursday & select Fridays, through Feb. 29

By Tara Rhodes

Travelzoo Staff

It's sometimes difficult to plan an affordable getaway, once you factor in the price for accommodations, food and entertainment. That's why we love this special from the Embassy Suites Niagara Falls: Stay for 1 night, including meals and extras, for only $119 ($115 CAD) per night! For this price, you definitely have a reason to take that trek across the border.

This package is worth over $200 and includes ALL of the following (for 2 people!):

1 night accommodations in a AAA 4-Diamond, 2-room cityview suite

Cooked-to-order breakfast daily for the entire party

Nightly Manager's Reception with choice of 5 alcoholic beverages

$50 CAD dining value at T.G.I. Friday's or The Fallsview Keg Steakhouse and Bar

Unlimited shuttle service to area attractions and casinos

This deal is valid for Sunday-Thursday night stays through Feb. 29. You can also stay on these select Friday nights: Nov. 2, 30; Dec. 7, 14; Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 29.

Blackout Dates: Dec. 21-31; Feb. 14.

Must book by Nov. 12: Click here or call 1-888-688-0688 and mention Zoo to book this getaway directly with Embassy Suites Niagara Falls. Note: For online reservations, be sure to scroll down and select "Cityview Suites." Note: Prices listed on the phone and online will be in Canadian dollars.

About the Hotel: The AAA 4-Diamond Embassy Suites Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel is Ontario's only Embassy Suites Hotel, located only 90 meters from the Falls and just steps away from the Niagara Fallsview Casino. Features at this luxury hotel include an indoor pool, 2 restaurants, a Starbucks, atrium and gift shop.

Embassy Suites Niagara Falls

6700 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

phone: 1-888-688-0688

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