Getting here

Directions, Parking, Transportation & More

Plan Your Visit

Niagara’s South Coast is 140 km or 90 minutes from the GTA, 200 km or 2 hours from London, and only 6.5 miles or 18 minutes from downtown Buffalo. At these distances, our destination is just far enough away to feel like a great escape. Whether you’re visiting for the first or fiftieth time, you deserve to be in the know. Unlock a seamless US-Canada border crossing experience by planning ahead.

Directions

From Kingston & Toronto

  1. Take the ON-401 W to Toronto
  2. Merge onto ON-427 S near Pearson International Airport or use Gardiner Expressway W from downtown Toronto
  3. Continue on Queen Elizabeth Way
  4. Merge onto Queen Elizabeth Way/ON-403 W
  5. Keep left to continue on Queen Elizabeth Way/ON-403 W
  6. Follow signs for Niagara/East and Hamilton/Fort Erie
  7. Take the ON-406 S exit towards Thorold/Welland/Port Colborne and continue on ON-406 S until you reach Niagara’s South Coast

From Detroit & London

  1. Take the Detroit Windsor Tunnel to enter (Ontario) Canada
  2. Head towards Ouellette Avenue and turn onto Dougall Parkway – Merge onto ON-401 E
  3. Keep right to continue on ON-403 E
  4. Follow signs for Brantford/Hamilton/Niagara Falls
  5. Take exit 64 toward Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway
  6. Take the next exit onto Queen Elizabeth Way toward Niagara
  7. Take the exit onto ON-406 S toward Thorold/Welland/Port Colborne and continue on ON-406 S until you reach Niagara’s South Coast

From Syracuse & Rochester

  1. Take I-81 N and keep left
  2. Take exit 25A to merge onto I-90 W toward Buffalo
  3. Continue on I-90 N or take I-490 W (from downtown Rochester) and merge or continue on I-90 N
  4. Take I-190 N exit toward downtown Buffalo
  5. Continue on I-190 N and use the right lanes to exit 9 for Peace Bridge and continue onto Peace Bridge to enter (Ontario) Canada
  6. At this point, you will have reached Niagara’s South Coast

air

Accessible by air through four international airports: Buffalo Niagara, Toronto Pearson, John C. Munro Hamilton, and Niagara Falls USA.

Rail

Daily round trip Go Train service is available from Toronto to Niagara. Visitors can also reach the local area through VIA Rail and Amtrak.

bus

Bus services are available year-round through Flixbus, GO Transit, and Coach Canada.

Transportation

Whether you’re visiting from overseas or a nearby region, there are several options for getting around Niagara’s South Coast. Access to a car can be arranged through local taxi providers, rental car companies and ride-hailing services like Uber. Bus transportation between different cities and towns is possible thanks to Niagara Region Transit, an intermunicipal system that operates year-round from Monday to Saturday.

One of the best parts about travel is the journey itself.

Bringing your own bike, or renting one, can be a big bonus to anyone who sees cycling as more than a means of transport. Ride from one community to the next on the Greater Niagara Circle Route, a 140 km trail system that also doubles as a great opportunity to sightsee.

parking

Parking & Accessibility

Although Niagara’s South Coast is made up of three individual municipalities, each of them is similar in the way they offer parking. Ample parking can be found on public roads and streets with both paid and free options available where and when permitted. Downtown parking in some municipalities is free for a certain period of time. Parking in business lots and on private property should follow all regulations set by the owner.

Meeting accessibility standards is a shared commitment among public and private organizations all across Ontario. Persons with disabilities are to be given the same opportunities and benefits as any other visitors. Despite best efforts to provide a barrier-free environment, including this website, please contact us if you have concerns about barriers of any kind.