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Old Feb 20, 12, 6:53 am   #1
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Transportation services to and around Niagara Falls?

I have AADVANTAGE MILES and plan to go to canada from US for first time with my wife for few days. I checked hotel in toronto and it is around 25k miles a night. If i need car rental there, is US driver's license enough or I need to get some kind of international driver's license and how? Do hotels there offer free 24 hour parking for hotel guest? if not how much is it to park at streets or garages? can I book car rental from NYC to toronto and drop off in canada?

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Old Feb 20, 12, 2:14 pm   #2
 
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I have AADVANTAGE MILES and plan to go to canada from US for first time with my wife for few days. I checked hotel in toronto and it is around 25k miles a night. If i need car rental there, is US driver's license enough or I need to get some kind of international driver's license and how? Do hotels there offer free 24 hour parking for hotel guest? if not how much is it to park at streets or garages? can I book car rental from NYC to toronto and drop off in canada?
1. Your US DL is fine.
2. Suburban hotels offer free parking, but in downtown Toronto, it will be $24/day or more. You won't find all day street parking in downtown Toronto, but there are some lots where you can park for around $10/day. If you are south of Gerrard Street in downtown Toronto, day lots will cost even more.
3. Most major car rental companies allow you to take a car to Canada, but you must return it to US location. One way rentals are not permitted. Double check before you rent.


Don't forget that you need a passport to cross the border.

If you drive from Manhattan to Toronto, you'll pass through Niagara Falls. You may want to spend a night there instead of Toronto, as hotels are considerably cheaper.
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Old Feb 20, 12, 7:28 pm   #3
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1. Your US DL is fine.
2. Suburban hotels offer free parking, but in downtown Toronto, it will be $24/day or more. You won't find all day street parking in downtown Toronto, but there are some lots where you can park for around $10/day. If you are south of Gerrard Street in downtown Toronto, day lots will cost even more.
3. Most major car rental companies allow you to take a car to Canada, but you must return it to US location. One way rentals are not permitted. Double check before you rent.


Don't forget that you need a passport to cross the border.

If you drive from Manhattan to Toronto, you'll pass through Niagara Falls. You may want to spend a night there instead of Toronto, as hotels are considerably cheaper.
my travel is on march around 17th, i have heared a lot about NIAGARA FALLS and wish to see it, how far is it from NYC or from Toronto? if I can't rent car from NYC to drop off in toronto, what are my other options? is there any traines or bus that goes from NYC to NIAGARA FALLS and then to toronto?
if I use aa miles on these travel should I do all at once, for example from chicago to nyc flight, and then from there by bus or rental car to toronto and then flight back to chicago?
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Old Feb 20, 12, 10:31 pm   #4
 
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There are trains going to Toronto from NYC, you can stop at Niagara Falls.
or you can just fly ORD LGA YYZ ORD.
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Old Feb 21, 12, 12:32 am   #5
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There are trains going to Toronto from NYC, you can stop at Niagara Falls.
or you can just fly ORD LGA YYZ ORD.
To get to Niagara Falls from NYC, do you have to cross and go through the Canadian border? From buffalo airport to Niagara Falls, whats the best travel option? And what about the travel option from Niagara Falls to Toronto and border check? I may fly from ORD to LGA. from NYC to Buffalo Airport by bus/train or flight. then take a bus from BUFFALO AIRPORT to Niagara Falls for 2 nights stay. I know it is about 2 hour by land from Niagara Falls to Toronto , so maybe we can take bus or train for this ? Will I be crossing the border in that trip? Finally From Toronto to ORD by flight.

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Niagara Fall straddles the border. The better view is on the Canadian side.
Look on travelzoo, teamsave, teambuy, groupon escape for discounted hotel packages in Niagara Falls, ON Canada.

There are buses to various parts of Toronto from the Niagara Falls Casinos. To minimize your cost of this bus ride as well as a good price for the Casino buffet you sign up for a PacCard at Fallsview Casino.
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Niagara Fall straddles the border. The better view is on the Canadian side.
Look on travelzoo, teamsave, teambuy, groupon escape for discounted hotel packages in Niagara Falls, ON Canada.

There are buses to various parts of Toronto from the Niagara Falls Casinos. To minimize your cost of this bus ride as well as a good price for the Casino buffet you sign up for a PacCard at Fallsview Casino.
from Toronto citi to NF by bus or train or can rental, do you have to go through border checks?
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from Toronto citi to NF by bus or train or can rental, do you have to go through border checks?
NO if you are going to Niagara Falls, ON Canada from Toronto (Canada).

YES if you are going to Niagara Falls, NY USA from Toronto (Canada)
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Old Feb 29, 12, 4:37 am   #9
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Transportation services to and around Niagara Falls?

I am staying at the Marriot gateway in NF ontario, Do I need car to travel around at places like the Journey Behind the Falls ? Do you recommend I rent a car or is there any shuttle bus or bus services within NIAGARA FALLS?

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1. Your US DL is fine.
2. Suburban hotels offer free parking, but in downtown Toronto, it will be $24/day or more. You won't find all day street parking in downtown Toronto, but there are some lots where you can park for around $10/day. If you are south of Gerrard Street in downtown Toronto, day lots will cost even more.
3. Most major car rental companies allow you to take a car to Canada, but you must return it to US location. One way rentals are not permitted. Double check before you rent.


Don't forget that you need a passport to cross the border.

If you drive from Manhattan to Toronto, you'll pass through Niagara Falls. You may want to spend a night there instead of Toronto, as hotels are considerably cheaper.
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I am staying at the Marriott gateway in NF Ontario, Do I need car to travel around at places like the Journey Behind the Falls ? Do you recommend I rent a car or is there any shuttle bus or bus services within NIAGARA FALLS?
The Canadian side of Niagara Falls tourist area is pretty small. You really don't need a car for there. You'll be able to walk to most of the tourist sites from your hotel. There are buses or tours if you want to go further afield. Cabs are also plentiful.

Remember that you will need a passport to travel to Canada.
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Remember that you will need a passport to travel to Canada.
Actually you do not, there are other acceptable ID/document one can use to enter Canada.
It is require to go back to US, American law.
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Actually you do not, there are other acceptable ID/document one can use to enter Canada.
It is require to go back to US, American law.
i have a US green card which i heared and know is enough for border crossing but for air travel you need passport, in my case I have US Re-entry travel document. but this one expires in June 2012
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I am staying at the Marriot gateway in NF ontario, Do I need car to travel around at places like the Journey Behind the Falls ? Do you recommend I rent a car or is there any shuttle bus or bus services within NIAGARA FALLS?
There are free shuttles in NF Canada that go to most places of interest to tourists. You don't need a car while you're there.
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There are free shuttles in NF Canada that go to most places of interest to tourists. You don't need a car while you're there.
so i stay 2 nights in NF and then go back to BUFFALO AIRPORT tor ent a car for toronto trip for 3 days? any car rental in NF, ontario?
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