View Full Version : Best bridge to use to get to BUF airport from Toronto??

07-27-2006, 04:05 PM
Also which one has the least toll? I tried the Rainbow bridge but it was such a round about way to get to the airport. :confused3

07-27-2006, 04:54 PM
We take the Peace bridge... once your cross you are practically in the airport... it's like a 5-10min drive from there.

07-27-2006, 05:54 PM
how much is toll though?

dvc at last !
07-27-2006, 06:05 PM
I agree - The Peace Bridge - the toll is 2.50 American or 3.50 Canadian,
also 3.50 mixed money. I was just over the bridge 3 days ago--so this is a current toll price.

hockey mom
07-27-2006, 06:36 PM
We also use the Peace bridge. Never any line ups- we must hit at all the right times.

Yzma and Kronk
07-27-2006, 08:01 PM
Peace Bridge.

Line ups aren't really a problem. Waited at Queenston-Lewiston once for 1 hour.

Very close to the airport.

However, on the way back to Peace Bridge from Airport there is also a 75cent US toll on the highway.

Despite the $2.50 US bridge fee you pay on the way back (btw it's cheaper to pay in U.S....) it's much more convenient.

07-27-2006, 09:15 PM
Hubby wants to take Rainbow cause you pay only the .75 toll but on the way back you still have to pay the 3.50

07-27-2006, 09:18 PM
Peace Bridge!

Plus you can drive faster since our speed limits are higher! ;)

Coming back, depends on how much shopping time is available! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:


07-27-2006, 09:33 PM
coming back when you take rte 33 coming out of the airport and follow it downtown ( lights are synchronized ) you will rejoin the thruway near the baseball park and save the 75 cent toll on the thruway

from there it is only about 2 miles or so to the peace bridge exit

on weekends the traffic is light.....heavier if you doing it during the week ( of course it all depends upon the time of day you are travelling )

07-27-2006, 10:06 PM
I've always taken the Queenston/Lewiston 190-290-90-33 route. How do you get to the airport from the Peace Bridge?

07-27-2006, 11:59 PM
sorry double post

07-28-2006, 12:04 AM

once you get through customs in buffalo you exit to the "right" and onto a straightaway ramp to the the thruway ( 190 )

190 melds into 90 at a split....

one ramp going to Erie ( right )

and one ramp going to Albany ( left )

you want to be LEFT here .....this will put you on the mainline thruway ( 90 ) which you travel on until you reach

route 33 exit

which leads directly into the airport.....depending on time of day the trip from the bridge takes approximately 20 - 30 minutes

07-28-2006, 06:37 AM
You learn a new thing every day!! We have always gone over Queenston-Lewiston. Never had any problems but still a bit of a hike after you cross to get to the airport. I had NO IDEA Peace Bridge was so much closer! Well, guess what I'll be doing from now on. :thumbsup2

07-28-2006, 06:46 AM
Plus by going this way, you also pass the Galleria Mall!

If you have enough time you can grab a bite to eat or do a little shopping.

They are going to be opening up a Cheese Cake Factory in the mall this fall!


07-28-2006, 10:19 PM
Regardless of which bridge you use, you must pay the $3.50 cdn toll. All four are operated by the same authority.


Ham Ham
07-28-2006, 11:05 PM
Why worry about a small toll when the mouse will be into your pocket for thousands.