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Transportation to St. Catharines & Niagara Falls

Local transportation


Transportation to St. Catharines & Niagara Falls

 

By air

If you are arriving by air, there are several airports within proximity of the region:

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) – 115 km
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) – 118 km
  • Hamilton International Airport (YHM) – 74 km
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) – 67 km (via Peace Bridge)

Air Canada
www.aircanada.ca
1-888-247-2262
Booking code: N4JYARG1
Airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)
To Book: To apply the booking code, reservations must be made online by entering the code in the search panel. The booking code applies only to reservations made online. Discounts are subject to restrictions. Please consult with the airline for more information.

West Jet
www.westjet.com
1-888-493-7853
Booking code: CC7122
Airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Hamilton International Airport (YHM)
To Book: Reservations must be made by phone to use the booking code. Simply state the code at time of booking and receive a 10% discount off the best-available fare at the time of booking, excluding Econo fares (i.e. seat sales and web fare).

Airport transportation to Niagara

Niagara Airbus Inc.
www.niagaraairbus.com
905-374-8111
Booking code: 105
Booking code is valid for travel from May 11 to June 7, 2014
Congress rate for roundtrip airport transportation:

  • Toronto Pearson Airport ($79 per person)
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (private car service only)
  • Hamilton International Airport (private car service only)
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport ($74 per person)

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By train

VIA Rail
www.viarail.ca
1-888-842-7245 or TTY 1-800-268-9503

GO Transit
www.gotransit.com
1-888-438-6646

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By bus

Greyhound Canada
www.greyhound.ca
1-800-661-8747

Coach Canada
www.coachcanada.com
1-800-461-7661

GO Transit
www.gotransit.com
1-888-438-6646

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Car rental

Avis Rental
www.avis.com
1-800-879-2847

Budget
www.budget.ca
1-800-268-8900

Enterprise
www.enterpriserentacar.ca
1-800-261-7331

Hertz
www.hertz.com
1-800-654-3131

National
www.nationalcar.ca
1-877-222-9058

Thrifty
www.thrifty.com
1-800-847-4389

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Local transportation

Brock University’s main transit hub is located in front of the Arthur Schmon Tower. Local transportation, buses and taxis will be available. An Information Kiosk will be stationed at the Arthur Schmon Tower to assist you in finding your way around campus and the local area.

 

Campus – Hotel Shuttle

Brock University is pleased to provide a daily bus shuttle to and from Brock University and the hotels affiliated with Congress, in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.

This fee-for-service shuttle will operate from May 23 to May 30 between the hours of 6:30 to 10:00 and again from 15:30 to 20:00 daily. The shuttle will run in 30 minute intervals.

  • Click here for a detailed shuttle schedule servicing St. Catharines hotels.
  • Click here for a detailed shuttle schedule servicing Niagara Falls hotels.

Shuttle fare

The shuttle service costs $5 per trip, and exact fare (bills or coins) or prepaid shuttle tickets are required on board. Prepaid shuttle tickets will be available for purchase at the following Brock Campus Store locations across campus:

Guernsey Market, Schmon Tower (Building 1)
May 23 to 30 – 8:00 to 15:00

Brock Campus Store, Plaza Building (Building 30)
May 23 – 9:00 to 16:30
May 24 to 25 – 12:00 to 16:00
May 26 to 29 – 9:00 to 19:00May 30 – 09:00 to 16:30

Booth # 32, Brock University Campus Store, Congress Centre (Walker Complex, Building 22)
May 24 – 9:00 to 17:00
May 25 & 26 – 10:00 to 19:00
May 27 – 9:00 to 17:00
May 28 & 29 – 10:00 to 19:00
May 30 – 9:00 to 14:00

Cash, credit card and debit payments are available at these locations. Many hotels have ATM machines on the property for obtaining cash.

Accessible shuttle information

All shuttles are accessible “kneeling” buses, with ramp and mobility device securement systems. Hotel names will be called out on the announcement system and will be displayed on interior bus signs.

Shuttle routes

Brock University’s main transit hub is located in front of the Schmon Tower. There will be two shuttle routes departing from this transit hub, one to Congress affiliated hotels in St. Catharines and another to Congress affiliated hotels in Niagara Falls.

Shuttle buses will be stopping on the city street outside/near the hotel property. Please watch for shuttle signs and/or check with the hotel front desk.

St. Catharines shuttle stops

  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Catharines Conference Centre (Shuttle stops at the bus shelter in front of the hotel)
  • Days Inn St. Catharines Niagara (Shuttle stops behind the hotel on Scott St. at the Perkins sign)
  • Best Western St. Catharines Hotel & Conference Centre (Shuttle stop before North Service Rd. driveway across from Costco)
  • Comfort Inn St. Catharines (Shuttle stops at the rear entrance to the hotel on Carlton Street)

Niagara Falls shuttle stops

In some cases, stops in Niagara Falls service more than one hotel.

  • Marriot Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa / Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls – Fallsview / Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview (Shuttle stop is at the WeGo sign at Fallsview Street and Dunn Street, at traffic lights)
  • Hilton Hotel & Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview / Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls – Fallsview (Shuttle stop is at the WeGo sign at Starbucks across from hotels)
  • DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls (Shuttle stop is at the No Parking sign on Fallsview Ave across from DoubleTree)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls (Shuttle stops at the Niagara Falls Transit bus stop sign at TGI Friday’s)
  • Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview / Sheraton on the Falls Hotel (Shuttle stops at the WeGo sign at the Sheraton on the Falls)
  • Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls (Shuttle stops on Walnut Street between the two hotel driveways)

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Bus transportation

Brock University is a major transit hub in the community. All St. Catharines Transit and Niagara Region Transit buses are wheelchair and scooter accessible and are equipped with front racks to hold bikes.

St. Catharines Transit
www.yourbus.com
Provides city-wide transit. Visit the St. Catharines Transit website for fares, schedules, and maps.

Niagara Region Transit
www.niagararegion.ca/transit
Provides intra-regional transit for the Niagara Region. Operates Monday to Saturday (no Sunday service). Visit the Niagara Region Transit website for fares, schedules, and maps.

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Parking

Brock University has ample visitor parking available across campus. Please see the campus map  for lot locations.

The daily parking rate is $7.00; with hourly parking available in some lots. Parking can be paid for upon arrival within your chosen lot or with prepaid scratch permits, purchased at retail outlets across campus.

Peak travel time

During peak travel times guests may be directed to specific lots to ease traffic congestion and for safety.    Please follow the instructions of those directing traffic during those times.

Accessible parking

Attendees with provincial or other government recognized accessibility permits may park in any Brock University accessible parking spaces on campus with the exception of Lot H, by displaying the accessibility permit and a valid pay receipt or scratch permit.

Paying at parking lot

Parking lots are either manned by a kiosk attendant or equipped with pay machines. Lot kiosk attendants can accept cash or prepaid scratch permits and lots with pay machines can accept coins, credit cards, or prepaid scratch tickets.

Kiosk attendant

  • Lot D, 6:30 to 20:30 daily
  • Lot A/Zone 1, 6:30 to 17:00 daily
  • $7.00 per day
  • Cash or pre scratch permits accepted

Pay machines

  • Open 5:00 to 2:00
  • Lots P, E, and EA
  • Coins, credit card, or prepaid scratch permit accepted
  • $2.50 per hour or $7.00 per day

Prepaid scratch permits

For those who wish to purchase daily parking passes (one permit per day) for the duration of their stay, prepaid scratch permits can be purchased at the following Brock Campus Store locations across campus:

Guernsey Market, Schmon Tower (Building 2)
May 23 to 30 – 8:00 to 15:00

Brock Campus Store, Plaza Building (Building 30)
May 23 – 9:00 to 16:30
May 24 to 25 – 12:00 to 16:00
May 26 to 29 – 9:00 to 19:00
May 30 – 09:00 to 16:30

Booth # 32, Brock University Campus Store, Congress Centre (Walker Complex, Building 22)
May 24 – 9:00 to 17:00
May 25 & 26 – 10:00 to 19:00
May 27 – 9:00 to 17:00
May 28 & 29 – 10:00 to 19:00
May 30 – 9:00 to 14:00

Payment methods at these locations include cash, debit or credit card.

Residence guest parking – Lots M and S

Complimentary parking passes will be available upon check-in, for individuals staying in on-campus accommodations.  Parking fees are included with accommodation.

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Taxis

Central Taxi
www.centralniagara.com
905-685-7343
 

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Bicycle rental

Canal City Cycle
www.canalcitycycle.com
905-964-8056
23 Front Street South, Thorold ON
Distance from campus: 5 km

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Accessible transportation and parking

Click here for more information about accessibility.

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