Driver could have been more considerate to visitors from another country with totally different aspects of bus travel. When he said St Katherine's we had no idea that this was the name of a town and not the bus station. Was very disrespectful when we asked. Was also very shirty at Toronto bus station. Not impressed.
The only redeeming factor was the driver from Niagara back to Toronto. They overbooked the coach and my partner and I had to share a seat and stand for over 45 minutes. The only other alternative was to wait for the next bus that was over 2 hours later.
The trip was fine overall. It was comfortable enough and the driver was friendly. We arrived more than 3 hours late, but that was due to the weather (heavy snow), not the driver's or company's fault. Wi-fi wasn't working, I hadn't really expected it to, though.
Firstly, the bus was an hour late to arrive in Toronto. We were waiting outside in -4 degrees. No staff came to inform the line of 20+ people that the bus was late and we stood there slowly freezing as the minutes rolled past. Pieces of my soul left the bus station with each mega bus that I watched leave punctually in the Baltic brutalist structure of bay 9. Secondly, the driver on the return trip was driving a glorified bumper car. The brakes were used excessively and exhaustively. Thirdly, he told us to ‘wait in line’ as if we were children at military school. Finally, on a more positive note, the bathroom on the bus was useable.
On the way back from Niagara Falls the driver announced that he’s not stopping at Mississauga, and asked if anyone if anyone is getting off there. No one answered..so he didn’t stopped. There was this one passenger who was sleeping, when he announced this, and when he woke up, and realized that we are not stopping he walked up to him and her, and asked them about it. This guy showed him the ticket 2times., and the driver and this guy just forgot about the fact that there’s a passenger who wanted to get off at Mississauga. The guy really wanted to get off but he was polite and nice, he just wanted to get off! And then the driver and her little helper pulled Down on the highway, and instead of letting the guy out of the bus, they called the police on him! What kind of customer treatment is this? I felt so sorry for the passenger! Luckily the police let him go. We were delayed because of the driver and the helper.
The bus arrived on time and was comfortable - so four stars. But the staff gets zero stars for communication. We waited 40 minutes in total confusion. No announcement was ever made to greet, apologize, inform. When we were all on the bus, the driver again made no announcement. No greeting. No confirmation that this was the bus from Toronto to Niagara Falls. No eta. Terrible lack of consideration and kindness - were staff having a bad day? Are they overworked and underpaid? Is there a failure in the company to create a culture of kindness and joy in service? I don’t know the cause but something is very wrong.
Everything was fine except for the bus it was literally falling apart we tried 3 different seats til we eventually found one that wasn’t broken the air button didn’t work the facade was falling off
We were worried about the reviews however we had a great experience both buses were on time. We were aware that the earlier bus before us never arrived and our driver tried to accommodate some of the passengers. We had excellent drivers and the journey was comfortable.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Toronto - Niagara Falls
How much does a bus ticket from Toronto to Niagara Falls cost?
The average bus ticket price from Toronto to Niagara Falls is $19. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Toronto to Niagara Falls is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls?
The average travel time between Toronto and Niagara Falls is around 1h 50m, although the fastest bus will take about 1h 50m.This is the time it takes to travel the 45 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Toronto and Niagara Falls?
The number of buses from Toronto to Niagara Falls can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 3 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Toronto to Niagara Falls?
When taking the bus from Toronto to Niagara Falls, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, Rider Express, VIA Rail.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Toronto to Niagara Falls?
Buses traveling between Toronto and Niagara Falls leave from Coach Terminal or Scarborough Town Centre and arrive at Bus Terminal.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 30 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Toronto to Niagara Falls costs around $21 for departures 30 days prior.
Over the last 80 days, ticket prices from Toronto to Niagara Falls vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $28 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $15.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Toronto to Niagara Falls, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 30 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $4.
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Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Toronto and Niagara Falls!
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Toronto to Niagara Falls, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Toronto to Niagara Falls will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
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The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.
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