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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 2m

  1. Take the bus from Erie, PA to Buffalo, NY Cinncinati,OH-Buffalo
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to 4th St 40

$35 - $61

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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 / ...

$70 - $104

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Erie to Niagara Falls 185.7 km

$19 - $28

Erie to Niagara Falls by bus

The bus journey time between Erie and Niagara Falls is around 3h 42m and covers a distance of around 188 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 39m. Operated by Barons Bus and NFTA, the Erie to Niagara Falls bus service departs from Erie, PA and arrives in 4th St. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Erie to Niagara Falls bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Erie to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Erie to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 8m.

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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 4th St via Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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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 136 km. The road distance is 185.7 km.

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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 2m and costs $27 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Erie to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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Erie to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Barons Bus, 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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The best way to get from Erie to Niagara Falls is to bus and line 40 bus which takes 3h 2m and costs $27 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 3h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Erie to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 136.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 2m

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

You can take a bus from Erie to Niagara Falls via Ellicott St & MTC in around 3h 2m. 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
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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
$35 - $55
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$17 - $30
Business
$73 - $77
Economy
$40 - $42
EconomyPlus
$35 - $55
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Erie to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by NFTA, arrive at 4th St 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 186 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Erie to Niagara Falls.

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