When you’re visiting Ontario, you’ll definitely want to make time for a trip to Niagara Falls. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty and majestic force of this natural wonder. You can make it a day trip during your Toronto vacation, or you might want to stay for several days because there are so many things to do in Niagara Falls.

Either way, UP Express and the Toronto to Niagara Falls GO Train makes it easy to travel from Pearson Airport to Niagara Falls.

How to get to Niagara Falls from the Pearson Airport

To get from Toronto Pearson Airport to Niagara Falls, you’ll first take UP Express from Pearson to Union Station — it’s just a 25-minute ride!

UP Express station is located in Terminal 1 at Pearson Airport. If you’re arriving in Terminal 3, hop on the Link Train to Terminal 1 – it’s only a 2 min ride! UP Express station platform is just a few steps away from the Link Train platform. Our step-by-step directional videos will help you navigate easily from the Arrivals gates in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 straight to the UP Express platform.

When you get to Union Station, connect to GO Transit to continue your journey to Niagara Falls.

GO Train from Toronto to Niagara

After arriving at Union Station in downtown Toronto via UP Express, transfer to GO Transit and hop on Niagara-bound train or bus. The Toronto to Niagara Falls GO Train runs 7 days a week, making it easy for you to fit in a day or overnight trip Niagara Falls trip from Toronto.

Your trip to Niagara Falls is even easier when you purchase a GO/WEGO Travel Package. Enjoy a one-day ticket, including access to local Niagara WEGO bus starting at $18, or a two-day package starting at $25. Tickets include round-trip GO Transit fare from Union Station to Niagara Falls GO Station, along with local Niagara WEGO bus service.

The Niagara WEGO hop-on, hop-off bus system connects to popular Niagara attractions so it’s simple to get everywhere you want to go.

Best time to visit Niagara Falls

There are lots of things to do in Niagara Falls all year round, so any time of year can be great for a trip. Travelling from Pearson airport to Niagara Falls with UP Express and GO Transit also makes it easy to plan your trip in any season because you don’t need to worry about driving during busy tourist season or navigating icy roads in the winter.

But, there are pros and cons to each season and it’s good to decide what is a priority for you. Consider the activities and attractions that you are most interested in seeing, and whether you’ll need one or two days to fit in all your plans.

Spring in Niagara Falls

Spring is the time when you just want to get out and enjoy the warmth after the winter months — and it’s the perfect season for exploring the wineries of the Niagara region.

Summer in Niagara Falls

Summer is the most popular time to visit Niagara. This is when you can experience in its most action-packed way.  You can cool off while enjoying ice cream, arcade games or the Skywheel Clifton Hill, or by getting wet during the Journey Behind the Falls or on a Niagara City Cruise.

Autumn in Niagara Falls

The fall foliage is beautiful in the Niagara region. If you’re an avid hiker, you’ll love visiting in autumn and exploring the Niagara Glen trails.

Winter in Niagara Falls

You might think that there’s nothing to do in Niagara Falls in the winter, but it can actually still be a great time for a trip. Some activities, like the Voyage to the Falls boat tour, won’t be available, but lower crowds can create good deals on hotel stays and the annual Winter Festival of Lights makes Niagara Falls sparkle in the cold season!

Niagara Falls Tours from Toronto

When you use UP Express and the GO Train to travel from Pearson Airport to Niagara Falls, you can create your own tour itinerary. Budget-friendly fares — like the UP Express Family Fare, PRESTO discount for Youth, and free travel for kids 12 and under on both UP Express and GO Transit — will help you save more money for fun at Niagara Falls! These are a few things that you might want to include in your Niagara Falls trip:

Niagara Falls Walking Tours

Many of the popular attractions in Niagara Falls are within easy walking distance, making it a great destination to explore on foot!

Journey Behind the Falls

Niagara Falls

It’s one thing to admire the Falls from a distance. It’s quite another to explore the tunnels in the bedrock and get an up close experience from behind the Falls!

Niagara Parks Power Station and Tunnel

Walk through the historic Niagara Parks Power Station and learn about this amazing 115-year-old pioneer of hydropower. Take the glass elevator down to explore The Tunnel and walk out to the observation deck at the edge of the Niagara River.

Zipline to the Falls 

If you’re looking for thrills, walk over to WildPlay’s Zipline to the Falls and get a true bird’s-eye view of Niagara Falls! 

Fallsview Casino Resort & OLG Stage 

Fallsview Casino Niagara

Just a few steps from the Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is the place to try your luck with dice, cards, or slots. Or, check out the upcoming concerts at the OLG Stage and see if you can get tickets during your stay!

Clifton Hill 

Just take a walk up Clifton Hill and you’ll find amazing Niagara attractions every few steps. Arcade and carnival games, the Movieland Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, mini golf, the Niagara Skywheel and more — there’s a world of fun waiting on Clifton Hill!

Niagara Falls Local Bus Transportation

WEGO is the local bus service in Niagara Falls, and using it is the perfect way to create your own bus tour. WEGO can take you right to these popular attractions:

Butterfly Conservatory

No matter which season you visit Niagara Falls, you’ll experience a tropical paradise at the Butterfly Conservatory. Seeing 2000 butterflies fly freely around you is a truly magical experience.

Bird Kingdom

Blue tropical bird at Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls.

You’ll encounter hundreds of tropical birds at the World’s Largest Free-Flying Indoor Aviary! For an additional charge, you can even feed some colourful lorikeets!

Shuttle to Niagara-on-the-Lake

George Bernard Shaw Statue and Fountain in Niagara-on-the-Lake, near Niagara Falls, ON

Use WEGO to take an excursion to the beautiful village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. You’ll find historic buildings, quaint shops, and incredible dining. If you enjoy theatre, be sure to take in a show during the Shaw Festival.

Niagara Falls Boat Tours

For an iconic Falls experience, board a boat and feel the spray from up close!

Niagara City Cruises

‘Voyage to the Falls’, is the official and only boat tour starting and finishing in Niagara Falls.

Enjoy a 20-minute Voyage to the Falls boat tour with unbeatable views of the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Falls Wine Tours

The Niagara region is home to many award-winning wineries and produces world-class wines, including renowned Ice Wines. Both wine connoisseurs and casual sippers alike will love taking a tour of several local wineries.

Niagara Vintage Wine Tours

GO teams up with Wine Rack to showcase popular Niagara wine estates on a new wine tour experience.

Offering daily wine experiences, Niagara Vintage Wine Tours will pick you up at your Niagara Falls hotel and take you to several local wineries where you’ll enjoy food, wine tastings, and a tour of the facilities.

Niagara Falls Restaurants

There’s so much to see and do that you might be tempted to just eat on the go, but it’s a good idea to schedule in a break during your Niagara Falls tour. Luckily, you can dine and take in the sights at the same time!

Skylon Tower

The Skylon Tower is an observation tower in Niagara Falls, Ontario

When you’re looking for restaurants in Niagara Falls, you’ll want to look up! The Skylon Tower lets you dine 775 feet above the Falls, giving you breathtaking views during your meal. You can also buy tickets for the Observation Deck if you want a great view without dining.

Niagara Falls Hotels

There is more than enough to fill two (or more) days in Niagara Falls if you have the time.  You can extend your time there and do the things you want to do in Niagara Falls one a two-day getaway and spend the night in Niagara Falls.

DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa

The DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa is just a 10-minute walk from the Falls, Fallsview Casino, and Clifton Hill neighbourhood. It’s also accessible by WEGO, making it a perfect base for an extended stay in Niagara Falls.

You can find hotel deals and packages through Niagara Falls Canada Tourism.