Could anybody tell me the best and fastest route from Montpelier to Niagria Falls? I am not from this area.
The "best" route is not necessarily the fastest.
Unless of course, your only criteria is getting there in the least amount of time. If that's the case, you'll spend a lot of your drive on the NY Thruway, and an internet routing search will be your friend.
Agreed. The 3 routes suggested via google maps' directions are all fine, ranging from 8 to 8.5 hours.
- I-89 North from Montpelier to the Highgate / Philipsburg border.
- Upon crossing the border, it becomes the 133. This road changes from a 2 lane to a one lane and alternating sides for quite a while to allow traffic to pass slower vehicles. This drive is nice as it's flat and you'll be driving through farm country.
- Follow the 133 to St. Jean-Sur-Richelieu (you'll cross the Richelieu river bridge).
- Continue past St. Jean, and take the exit for Highway 10 West / Ouest towards Montreal.
- Follow Highway 10 West and cross the big Champlain Bridge to get you on the island of Montreal.
- After crossing the bridge and roughly about 3-5 miles, take the exit for Autoroute 20 Ouest / West towards Toronto. This exit will be on your right hand side off the elevated highway after the bridge.
- Follow 20 W and stay on it. You'll come through a couple of small towns such as L'ile Perot. We generally stop here for coffee and donuts at Tim Horton's for the road. In this general area, you'll have a few traffic lights.
- Continue on the 20 W and it'll merge into Highway 401 West which will take you all the way to Toronto. There are many service centers along this highway for food and gas. You won't need to get off an exit to find a place for gas or food. Plus, if you decide to skip one service center, it'll tell you how far the next one will be. Often times, we would get off Division St exit in Kingston (which is the half-way point between Montreal and Toronto) and gas up there and get some Wendy's. There are many restaurants here.
- Continue on 401 West which will take you through Toronto (actually just above Toronto).
- When you see the signs for the Toronto airport which will be in the Mississauga area, keep an eye for Highway 403 West. You want to take this towards Hamilton.
This is the best and most efficient way to get to Niagara Falls / Toronto from Vermont. I hope this helps.