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GO Transit seasonal trains to Niagara Falls June 23 onwards

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GO Transit seasonal trains to Niagara Falls June 23 onwards

https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit-niag ... s-toronto/

if you're 19+ though it is much cheaper to go via the casino bus ($8 round trip). People take backpacks/luggage on it all the time now.

https://safewaytours.net/casino-tours/
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I can't imagine the one way go train fare would costs.. I rather drive
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Just curious, exactly where is the GO station in Niagara Falls? Is it way off the tourist area? Do you need to take a bus from there?
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Raggie wrote:
Sep 28th, 2016 10:08 pm
Just curious, exactly where is the GO station in Niagara Falls? Is it way off the tourist area? Do you need to take a bus from there?
All the info is on Go Transit's website
http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/ ... ation=NFGO

Station is located near Whirlpool Bridge, 4km from the Falls and 2 blocks from downtown
Google Maps Link: http://maps.google.ca/local?f=q&h1=en&q ... A+station)

Niagara Falls Transit connects with the station
http://www.niagarafalls.ca/city_hall/de ... /index.asp


Edit: WEGO is offering Express Trips for travelers using the GO Niagara Falls Summer Excursion Service

11:04am – departure from the Train Station to Table Rock
6:15pm – departure from Table Rock to the Train Station
6:45pm - departures from Table Rock to the Train Station

http://www.wegoniagarafalls.com/routes/
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Bingo. So two way fare is approx. $40 - $44. Plus local transit two ways... that constantly encounters mass traffic (I'm going to guess the bus doesn't take the back streets...That's too inconvenient to save a few bucks. I'd rather drive or take the casino bus.
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Sep 28th, 2016 10:35 pm
Bingo. So two way fare is approx. $40 - $44. Plus local transit two ways... that constantly encounters mass traffic (I'm going to guess the bus doesn't take the back streets...That's too inconvenient to save a few bucks. I'd rather drive or take the casino bus.
Taking Wego from the Niagara Falls train station, it takes 15 minutes to get to a stop close to the falls and 10 minute walk to Fallsview Casino.
http://www.wegoniagarafalls.com/pdf/wego-route-map.pdf
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4seasonscentre wrote:
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http://www.gotransit.com/Public/en/trav ... fault.aspx

if you're 19+ though it is much cheaper to go via the casino bus. People take backpacks/luggage on it all the time now.

https://safewaytours.net/casino-tours/
I've always wondered about this. How does it work? Do you just show your PAC and give them $8?
Yup. Return ticket is good for 48 hours too! Free Wifi and power outlets on bus . They're great.
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Raggie wrote:
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Bingo. So two way fare is approx. $40 - $44. Plus local transit two ways... that constantly encounters mass traffic (I'm going to guess the bus doesn't take the back streets...That's too inconvenient to save a few bucks. I'd rather drive or take the casino bus.
Taking Wego from the Niagara Falls train station, it takes 15 minutes to get to a stop close to the falls and 10 minute walk to Fallsview Casino.
http://www.wegoniagarafalls.com/pdf/wego-route-map.pdf

No thanks. Approx two hours on GO (you have to transfer). Then approx 25 mins local transit. $44 GO. $7.50 bus (only 24 hours). Safeway sounds like the better option.
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Raggie wrote:
Sep 29th, 2016 9:46 am
tk1000 wrote:
Sep 28th, 2016 10:52 pm
Raggie wrote:
Sep 28th, 2016 10:35 pm
Bingo. So two way fare is approx. $40 - $44. Plus local transit two ways... that constantly encounters mass traffic (I'm going to guess the bus doesn't take the back streets...That's too inconvenient to save a few bucks. I'd rather drive or take the casino bus.
Taking Wego from the Niagara Falls train station, it takes 15 minutes to get to a stop close to the falls and 10 minute walk to Fallsview Casino.
http://www.wegoniagarafalls.com/pdf/wego-route-map.pdf

No thanks. Approx two hours on GO (you have to transfer). Then approx 25 mins local transit. $44 GO. $7.50 bus (only 24 hours). Safeway sounds like the better option.
You wouldn't require a transfer and the train goes all the way to Niagra falls via station

Not saying it's practical for most but it's seasonal service with a special run for thanksgiving weekend. People under 19 also can't take casino buses.
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Detailed info including info about the shuttle-bus service along the 11 Niagara-on-the-Lake / St. Catharines

GO TRAINS RETURN TO NIAGARA FOR THANKSGIVING, OCTOBER 7, 8, 9, 10
http://transit.toronto.on.ca/archives/w ... ins_.shtml
The travel time between Union Station and Niagara Falls is about two hours, passing through many cities and towns and across the Welland Canal.

Although GO says it will make “every effort… to get you there on time”, you may experience delays because GO, freight and VIA trains share a single track through this corridor. Since a lift bridge carries the tracks across the canal, ships passing through the canal may also delay the trains.

GO is equipping all trains operating along the line Saturday, Sunday and Monday with two special bicycle coaches. (The coaches are not available Friday evening.) The bike coaches — the sixth and seventh rail cars from the locomotive — can hold 18 bikes on the lower level. All regular coaches can also hold two bikes.
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$20 each way? It costs no more than $20 in gas for round trip from Toronto to NF. So $40 vs $20 AND you have the use of your own vehicle while in NF to travel around at will.

Let alone, if you go with multiple ppl the cost of Go Transit say for a group (ie. car of 5 ppl) would be $200 round trip lolz. Put that $200 towards carpooling and you'll cover gas and dinner for the group.
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Yeah, I was thinking of riding it but forgot how expensive it was!

Although last time the train got stuck in Burlington for 2 hours and I got the trip free!
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To drive your own car to NF is the best choice. But if you don't drive, maybe Mega-Bus is another choice.

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