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car rentals near the Amtrak Station in Buffalo

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car rentals near the Amtrak Station in Buffalo

We are planning a trip by Amtrak from Chicago to Buffalo or thereabouts, from which we would like to rent a car to proceed to Niagara on the Lake and other locations in Ontario for work purposes.

Am I correct that Buffalo would be the best place to cross into Canada?

Are there any reaonably priced car rentals near the Amtrak Station in Buffalo?

Would there be any problem taking a rental car into Canada? (We'd probably return it in Detroit.)

Portland, Maine
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11. Re: car rentals near the Amtrak Station in Buffalo

The Lakeshore Limited from Chicago, which is what the OP plans to take, arrives in Buffalo/Depew around 9 in the morning, not in the middle of the night. Here's the timetable:


Buffalo, New York
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12. Re: car rentals near the Amtrak Station in Buffalo

My error, sorry. I have only taken it from Buffalo to NYC (but not in years); I didn't realize the service had deteriorated so much. Almost 12 hours from Chicago to Depew? I'd want to get out and push. Seriously, I would rent a car in Chicago and drive (driving thru Canada from Detroit saves miles and tolls), or look at Southwest or others for flights. I have no idea what the train fare is, but I know it's not cheap considering the lack of service. Certainly with more than one person, renting a car would be cheaper and faster, especially since you are going to rent a car anyway. It's an easy drive.

13. Re: car rentals near the Amtrak Station in Buffalo

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