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Old 04-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #271
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I'm coming from just north of Toronto and I wanted to know which bridge is best to cross at? I'm worried about getting stuck at the border for a really long time next week.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:29 PM   #272
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I'm coming from just north of Toronto and I wanted to know which bridge is best to cross at? I'm worried about getting stuck at the border for a really long time next week.
We crossed at Fort Erie last year around mid-day (between 2:30 & 3:00) and were through in less than 10 minutes. We'll be doing the same thing this year.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #273
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I second this!! We stayed there last year and are returning this year.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:13 AM   #274
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It all depends on when you cross. Either bridge will be good during the week except rush hour times but weekends is a different story.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #275
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I'm coming from just north of Toronto and I wanted to know which bridge is best to cross at? I'm worried about getting stuck at the border for a really long time next week.
When we drive we either cross at the Peace bridge (Fort Erie) or at Queenston/Lewiston. I use the mobile version of the peacebridge.com website which gives up-to-date information on current wait times. As we get closer to the border I check on my phone which bridge has the shorter time and we go to that one.

If you're looking for other crossing information The Canadian Border Patrol maintains this website, which includes information on all the other crossings you might be considering: cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/bwt-taf/menu-eng.html

Sorry I can't post the exact links -- I haven't posted to the disboards enough times to enable that feature -- but you can hopefully copy and paste and add a "www" to follow the links, if you're interested.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:58 PM   #276
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Thanks guys. I will download the mobile app so we can keep checking the wait times. We are crossing on a Monday in the early afternoon so hopefully it won't be too busy.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:18 AM   #277
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Keep in mind for anyone crossing both Queenston Lewiston in Buffalo is under construction as well as a lot of Windsor to the bridge.

Detroit tunnel was extremely slow for us a few weeks ago, take the bridge if you must cross there.

For Buffalo we crossed at Ft Erie, 20 min wait on a weekend, came back rainbow, about the same wait.

Queenston was a mess, the electronic signs to Niagara are even telling people it's over an hour wait time there while under construction.

Just thought I'd update this a bit for this summer for anyone travelling. We cross quite a bit.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:16 AM   #278
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I'm leaving on Monday for FL via BUF on an 8:50am direct JetBlue flight. DH decided at the last minute to stay overnight in BUF. Where are you guys finidng hotel deals for the park.sleep.fly? I can't find anything under $200 for the 5 of us.

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Old 08-17-2013, 10:08 AM   #279
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I'm leaving on Monday for FL via BUF on an 8:50am direct JetBlue flight. DH decided at the last minute to stay overnight in BUF. Where are you guys finidng hotel deals for the park.sleep.fly? I can't find anything under $200 for the 5 of us.

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I always use the park, sleep, fly website here: "http://www.parksleepfly.com"

How long will you be leaving your car? That can affect the price.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #280
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BTW, we stayed at the Days Hotel which is right across the street from the airport. It was awesome and the price was very reasonable. There were two of us and we were parking the car for 15 days. I think the price was around $105US, taxes in. This was the end of September/early October 2012.

Good luck with your search and have a great trip!
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #281
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There's a Comfort Suites 2 1/2 miles from the airport offering 2 double beds for 5 guests for $130.50, but you'll have to call them (716-633-6000) for details about their Stay & Fly packages.

There's also a Homewood Suites by Hilton as well as a Hilton Garden Inn at the airport, so try both of them as well.

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #282
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I booked the La Quinta for $66 a night on priceline...then I will park at the airport (which is about $45). That way I don't need to worry about hotel shuttles and can just get my car and go when we return from our trip. I like having that little bit of control.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:25 PM   #283
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I have a question about the AIT (body imaging thing) at security in at Buffalo airport as I have never done it before. When you go through where do they have you empty your pockets/leave your purse? I'm assuming you have to face the screen so does it go through behind you or behind the screen?

I ask because while returning from Disney in 2010 we saw a woman talking to security in MCO and what happened was while going through the metal detector, while pushing her wheelchair bound husband, her purse went through the scanner before her and someone picked it up and waked away with it. With all their money and ID. It was terrible! Since then I am paranoid and would hold on to my purse until it was actually my turn to go through and then I would watch like a hawk. That was with the old metal detector process.

Just wondering what to expect with the AIT in Buffalo? Appreciate any help and insight!
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:27 PM   #284
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We used Buffalo in September. It was great. We were the only people in security at the time so we didn't have any issues . It's such a small airport I can't imagine that when its busy they would push people through as much as they do in MCO.
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