Niagara Falls to St. Catharines train

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Niagara Falls - St. Catharines Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Niagara Falls to St. Catharines. The train trip from Niagara Falls to St. Catharines is usually about 6 hours and 46 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest VIA Rail train can get you there in as little as 21 minutes.

Distance9 mi (15 km)
Fastest train0h 21m
Lowest price$19.95
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Maple Leaf
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from Niagara Falls to St. Catharines

Monthly average prices


Which train should you take from Niagara Falls to St. Catharines?

2 train services operate from Niagara Falls to St. Catharines. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Maple Leaf19h 20m$175.84
VIA Rail10h 21m$20.06
  • The Amtrak Maple Leaf is an international rail line that runs from New York City to Toronto. It stops at some popular locations on its way, including Niagara Falls and Albany. Onboard WiFi and a cafe car make travel on the Maple Leaf comfortable and convenient. A trip from Niagara Falls to St. Catharines takes about 9 hours and 20 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 1 daily trips between Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. In addition to being completely green-certified, VIA Rail’s new, state-of-the-art trains feature amenities such as free reliable Wi-Fi, wide aisles, ergonomic seats, and wheelchair lifts in every accessible car. VIA Rail is known for its unparalleled customer service and snazzy black and yellow paint scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Niagara Falls and St. Catharines is approximately 9 miles, or 15 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to St. Catharines.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Niagara Falls to St. Catharines on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Niagara Falls at 8:00am and arrives in St. Catharines within the hour.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to St. Catharines with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from St. Catharines to Niagara Falls.

City Information

Station Information

Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?

Main departure station: 41 Main St

Niagara Falls has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to St. Catharines.

All train stations in Niagara Falls:

  • 41 Main St

  • VIA Rail Canada Station

  • 455 Rhinecliff Rd

Where is the train station in St. Catharines?

Main arrival station: 5 Great Western St

St. Catharines has one train station.

Train stations in St. Catharines:

  • 5 Great Western St

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