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Getting to Niagara Falls from Washington DC then to NYC

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Getting to Niagara Falls from Washington DC then to NYC

Are there regular low-cost flights from Washington DC to Niagara Falls? Also I read that there is a daily train to NYC from Niagara. Anyone been on it? does it travel via any scenic routes?

Is it best to visit Niagara mid-week or at weekends?

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1. Re: Getting to Niagara Falls from Washington DC then to NYC

Hi LizAndNZ;

There is no international airport in Niagara Falls Canada. You may want to look into flights to Buffalo New York. Buffalo is approx. 23 miles / 36 km from Niagara Falls.

There is passenger train service from Niagara Falls to NYC, but it is a long slow ride and has a tendency to run behind schedule, as the tracks are shared with freight trains. Have a look at VIA Rail’s or Amtrak’s website. VIA Rail runs the train on the Canadian side and Amtrak runs the train on the American side.

www.viarail.ca or www.amtrak.com

NYC is 225 miles / 361 km northeast of Washington. Niagara Falls is 406 miles / 654 km northwest of Washington. If I may suggest, you may want to go from Washington to NYC, and then from NYC to Niagara Falls.

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2. Re: Getting to Niagara Falls from Washington DC then to NYC

The closest airport to fly into from Washington would be Buffalo, about 15 miles from Niagara Falls. The cheapest flight would probably be Jetblue at around $200. You would then have to get a taxi or shuttle to Niagara Falls, around $60-$75.

The Amtrak train from Niagara Falls to NYC is not particularly scenic and takes 9-9 1/2 hours. You could probably get a flight for not a whole lot more.

Weekends are always busier than weekdays. During the summer, weekdays have less crowds and cheaper hotel rates. During the off seasons, when crowds are less anyways, weekends might be better since there may be more things happening than on weekdays.

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3. Re: Getting to Niagara Falls from Washington DC then to NYC

there seems to be a big difference in price between flights from Wash Dc and from either Boston or NYC to Buffalo. I'm thinking I should re-arrange our schedule and fly in from maybe Boston instead.

Thanks for the train trip advice - doesn't sound like a good idea - flying may be the answer again. We are planning for late October visit - first time.

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4. Re: Getting to Niagara Falls from Washington DC then to NYC

There are often cheap flights from Baltimore to Buffalo on Southwest Airlines that you might want to check out. http://southwest.com/

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5. Re: Getting to Niagara Falls from Washington DC then to NYC

Hi LizAndNZ;

You might want to consider flying out of Newark New Jersey, which is located across the river from NYC. The Newark airport’s code is EWR.

Best Regards

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