There are 4 ways to get from Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge by bus, train or car

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Line 40 bus  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 40 bus from Niagara St & Niagara Square to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St 40

$2

3 alternative options

Line 40 bus via 3rd St & Ferry Ave  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 40 bus from Niagara St & Niagara Square to 3rd St & Ferry Ave 40

$2

Train  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station VIA Rail / ...

$23 - $57

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge 20.9 miles

$2 - $3

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Niagara St & Niagara Square and arriving at Rainbow Blvd & 1st St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Rainbow Bridge is 17 miles. The road distance is 20.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge without a car is to line 40 bus which takes 1 h 1 min and costs .

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The line 40 bus from Niagara St & Niagara Square to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St takes 49 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge bus services, operated by NFTA, depart from Niagara St & Niagara Square station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge is to line 40 bus which takes 1 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge bus services, operated by NFTA, arrive at Rainbow Blvd & 1st St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge is 21 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge.

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There are 458+ hotels available in Rainbow Bridge. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge.
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  • Distance: 17.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 1 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Rainbow Bridge, ON, Canada?

NFTA operates a bus from Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge hourly. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Buffalo to Rainbow Bridge every 3 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 27 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $29
Economy
$23 - $35
Economy Plus
$40 - $55
Business
$30 - $45
Business Plus/Sleeper
$60 - $85
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Niagara St & Niagara Square to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Niagara St & Niagara Square to 3rd St & Ferry Ave
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com

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