There are 3 ways to get from Erie to Niagara Falls by bus, train or car

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Bus, line 40 bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny 212 / ...
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Main St & Pine Ave 40

$18 - $35

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Train  •  3h 34m

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

$51 - $74

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Erie to Niagara Falls 115 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Erie to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Erie to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Erie to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Erie, Pa and arriving at Main St & Pine Ave via Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Erie station to Niagara Falls station. However, there are services departing from Erie Amtrak Station and arriving at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station via Buffalo Depew Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 34m.

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The distance between Erie and Niagara Falls is 85 miles. The road distance is 115 miles.

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The best way to get from Erie to Niagara Falls without a car is to bus and line 40 bus which takes 3h 13m and costs $18 - $35.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Erie to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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Erie to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Erie, Pa station.

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Erie to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Erie Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Erie to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 85.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between Erie, PA, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Erie to Niagara Falls via Buffalo, Ny and Ellicott St & MTC in around 3h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Erie to Niagara Falls via Buffalo Depew Station in around 3h 34m.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Erie Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$13 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
EconomyPlus
$45 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Bus operators
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 Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Main St & Pine Ave
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com

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The best way to get from Erie to Niagara Falls is to bus and line 40 bus which takes 3h 13m and costs $18 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 3h 34m.

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Erie to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by NFTA, arrive at Main St & Pine Ave station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Erie to Niagara Falls is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Erie to Niagara Falls.

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