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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Chicago Midway to Buffalo, line 40 bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF
  2. Take the line 40 bus from North Division & Main St to 4th St

$179 - $561

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Bus via Toronto  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON 4 stops / ...

$80 - $148

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo, line 40 bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Buffalo (BUF) ORD - BUF
  2. Take the line 40 bus from North Division & Main St to 4th St

$159 - $492

Fly Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) MDW - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON

$154 - $527

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rochester, train  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rochester (ROC) ORD - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station

$220 - $543

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Toronto, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Toronto (YYZ) ORD - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$162 - $589

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Erie, bus, line 40 bus  •  8h 56m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Erie (ERI) ORD - ERI
  2. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to 4th St

$212 - $1,060

Train  •  12h 24m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$133 - $337

Bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Hamilton, On 5500
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, ON to Niagara Falls, ON Toronto

$80 - $121

Drive  •  8h 58m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Niagara Falls 520.7 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls is to bus which costs $60 - $95 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls is to fly and line 40 bus which costs $130 - $430 and takes 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Niagara Falls, ON via Hamilton, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Niagara Falls station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station via Buffalo Depew Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 24m.

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The distance between Chicago and Niagara Falls is 447 miles. The road distance is 520.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls without a car is to train which takes 12h 24m and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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Chicago to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls is to train which takes 12h 24m and costs $100 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $95 and takes 12h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 446.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 39m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Niagara Falls, ON, Canada?

You can take a train from Chicago to Niagara Falls via Buffalo Depew Station in around 12h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls via Hamilton, On and Hamilton, ON in around 12h 35m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$200 - $290
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$170 - $240
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $60
Economy
$55 - $80
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$80 - $120
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $55
Economy
$55 - $80
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$75 - $110
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$18 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$60 - $85
GO Transit
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from North Division & Main St to 4th St
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Ellicott St & MTC to 4th St
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com
Megabus Canada
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Niagara Falls, On
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $26
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Chicago, Il to Hamilton, On
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $160
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$15 - $21
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Standard Fare
$29 - $33
Refundable
$39 - $42
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$40 - $65
Online Fare
$11 - $16
Advanced Purchase
$19 - $27
Standard Fare
$23 - $27
Refundable
$33 - $35
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$80 - $120
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $110
Standard Fare
$100 - $115
Refundable
$115 - $130

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Chicago to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Niagara Falls, ON station.

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Niagara Falls is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 7:14 PM in Chicago and 8:14 PM in Niagara Falls.

Chicago to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Niagara Falls is 521 miles. It takes approximately 8h 58m to drive from Chicago to Niagara Falls.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 501+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $75 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23m and costs $2 - $4.

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