Getting Here – St. Catharines Tourism

Getting Here

Getting Here St. Catharines Map
  • Arrive by Car

    The city is bisected by the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), which runs from Toronto to Buffalo. It also links to major 400-series highways to access points north, east, and west of St. Catharines.

    Come from New York State

    40 miles from Buffalo. Cross at the Peace Bridge, Rainbow Bridge or the Queenston/Lewiston Bridge, follow the QEW towards Toronto. Exit at Ontario Street for downtown St. Catharines.

    Come from Michigan State

    230 miles from Detroit. Follow the Detroit Windsor tunnel to Canada and continue on your route to Niagara.

  • Arrive by Bus

    Major cities serviced daily by bus include Niagara Falls, Burlington, London, Toronto, Buffalo, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Washington. Downtown terminal is at 70 Carlisle Street.

    t. 905.682.9206



  • Arrive by Train

    Via Rail and Amtrak offer a combined service to St. Catharines – one train from Toronto, New York City and Cleveland through Niagara Falls each day. Station opens 30 minutes prior to train arrival times and closes 30 minutes after departure. Tickets must be pre purchased. No ticket sales available at station. Reservations and tickets can be purchased online or by phone. E-boarding passes can be printed using self-service kiosk inside the station. Call 1.888.842.7245 48 hours in advance for wheelchair lift requests. Checked baggage service not offered, visit for more information on carry-on baggage. Located on Great Western Street off St. Paul Street West.

    t. 1.888.842.7245


  • Arrive by Plane

    Hamilton International Airport, Pearson International Airport (Toronto), and Buffalo International Airport (Buffalo, NY) are the closest commercial airports. Niagara District Airport in Niagara-on-the-Lake is primarily for private and charter aircraft. Airbus and taxi service are available from all airports. Visit for information on how to easily fly into or out of Niagara!


  • Arrive by Boat

    If you are boating or sailing into St. Catharines, the city has many marinas offering transient docking and repair facilities.

    Port Dalhousie Harbour

    Transient dockage available.
    Dalhousie Yacht Club

    t. 905.934.8325 ext. 24

    Port Dalhousie Pier Marina

    80 Lighthouse Road St. Catharines

    t. 905.646.5515

    St. Catharines Marina

    200 Broadway Avenue St. Catharines

    t. 905.935.5522

  • Visitors to Canada

    There are 4 border crossings entering from the US to Niagara. For more information: visit or call toll-free 1.800.461.9999. For American customs information: visit or

    t. 1.800.461.9999