GETTING AROUND IN NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO
You do not need a car to see the Falls themselves, but If you are interested in visiting the entire Niagara Region during your vacation, you will likely need an automobile, or at least it would make your traveling easier.
BEST CHOICE - PEOPLEMOVER
As a tourist of Niagara Falls, probably the best way to get around the area is via the Peoplemover system . Why fight in traffic and risk getting lost when you can sit back and have someone else do the driving for you?
For one fee, you are provided an all-day pass which will allow you to travel from one attraction to another without getting lost. The Peoplemover travels in a 30 km loop from Queenston Heights to just above the Falls. It stops approximately every 10 minutes along the route, at various locations such as Dufferin Islands, Botanical Gardens, the Greenhouse, etc.
The air conditioned Peoplemover can give you great relief on one of those hot summer days!
The average price to rent a car in this area is about $50.00 per day, but can range from $20.00 to $60.00 depending on the type of vehicle you want. One place you can rent a car from in the City is Enterprise Car Rental .
Tip: Make sure you wear your seatbelt in Ontario. You'll face a huge fine if you're caught without one.
The cost to ride the Incline Railway is $2.50 per trip. This is just a short ride to take you up or down the steep hill toward the Falls. If you buy a People Mover pass, you will have unlimited access to the Incline Railway.
There is no shortage of taxis in Niagara Falls. You will usually find a taxi readily available in front of major hotels. You can attempt to hail a taxi on the street, or you can call one on the phone.
Niagara Falls Taxi: 905-357-4000
5-0 Transportation: 905-685-5463
The Falls Shuttle is owned and operated by the Niagara Transit Commission. They run "two lines" The Red Line Shuttle picks up and drops off tourists vacationing in the Lundy's Lane and River Road area as well as pick ups at the Via Rail Station, Bus Terminal, the Falls and various points of interest along the gorge.
The Blue Line serves the Fallsview area, Clifton Hill and Marineland. There is a special Fireworks Shuttle from May 24th until Mid September. The current cost to ride the shuttle ALL DAY is $6.00.
If you see the initials N-O-T-L, it stands for Niagara-on-the-Lake which is a town where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. It is a very popular tourist destination and has been voted "Canada's Prettiest City." If you are coming to Niagara Falls, I would strongly recommend you visit Niagara-on-the-Lake as well. It really is beautiful.
You can use the 5-0 Taxi Shuttlebus for service between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. If you have a large family with you, this cost can quickly add up as it is $10.00 one way for an adult and $5.00 for a child. For more details, go to www.5-0taxi.com
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