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Discover Niagara Shuttle in Niagara Falls

Leave your car behind and explore the top sites on the hop-on/hop-off shuttle for free

Explore Niagara's rich landscape, history and culture along the Niagara River with the convenience of the hop-on/hop-off shuttle bus. In one day, you can discover 15 destination sites spread along the 14-mile (22.5 km) route from the Falls to the Fort Niagara State Park.

The shuttle route covers downtown Niagara Falls, Niagara University, Niagara Power Project Power Vista, Youngstown, Lewiston, and Old Fort Niagara. There is a complimentary wi-fi so that you can connect to the Discover Niagara app filled with information on places, stories, and communities.

Shuttle services start operating in early May on weekends, and the daily shuttles run starting from the Memorial Day Weekend until late September. Sunday to Thursday services operate from 9 am to 6 pm, and Friday to Saturday from 9 am to 12 am. And the good news is that the shuttle is free of charge.

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What are the top 15 destinations covered by the Discover Niagara Shuttle?

The Discover Niagara Shuttle covers a total of 15 different destinations across a 14-mile route from Falls to Fort Niagara State Park. The shuttle spans key areas such as Niagara University, downtown Niagara Falls, Lewiston, Youngstown, Niagara Power Project Power Vista, among other locations. Show more

When does the shuttle service start and end?

Generally, the shuttle's offerings kick-off in the early days of May, exclusively during weekends. Nonetheless, daily shuttle services commence from Memorial Day Weekend to late September every year. Operational hours during Sunday to Thursday are 9 am to 6 pm while operational time during Friday to Saturday is 9 am to 12 am. It's worth noting that the service is only available during this operational period. Show more

What is the best day to ride the shuttle?

The Discover Niagara Shuttle caters to people's preferences. Visitors who want a secluded and crowd-free ride can opt for weekdays to take in the magnificent Niagara scenery peacefully. On the other hand, visitors that want to experience Niagara's captivating attractions highlighted on the shuttle's route can opt for weekends. So, there is no single best day to take the shuttle offering. Show more

Where can I find the Discover Niagara app, and what kind of information does it provide?

To access the Discover Niagara app, users can download it from Google Play Store and Apple Store at no cost. The application offers knowledge about the various destinations, communities, and stories aligned with the facility's shuttle route. It also provides guides, maps of shuttle itinerary points, and suggested tours, making visitors' navigation around sightseeing spots easy. Apart from that, tourists can access information on outdoor activities near shuttle locations such as hiking trails and geocaching opportunities. Show more

Are there any hidden costs to the shuttle service?

There are no hidden costs when riding on the Discover Niagara shuttle service since users don't have to pay any fees on their journey. However, some of the destinations on the shuttle's route have entry fees like Old Fort Niagara, and visitors who want to access all the features and offerings will need to budget accordingly to cover these expenses separately. Nonetheless, tourists can explore many free parks and destinations covered on the shuttle's route that offer comparable experiences and fun. Show more

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin