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Cheapest Way To Canada (ex NYC/BOS/WAS)  
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Hi,

I have a few days (Dec 13th,14th,15th,most of 16th) free in NYC.

I would like to spend a night in Canada somewhere, as I've not been.

Can anyone recommend a cheap carrier / means of getting to Canada ex NYC, or potentially BOS / WAS as I can get to either quite easily. Rather not Greyhound, due to the journey time.

I dont mind Toronto, Quebec, Montreal, or even the opposite; somewhere small, quaint. I'm just after a night in Canada.

Any advise greatly appreciated.

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User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

its been a few years, but isn't there a train that runs from NYC to Canada? my mom and dad took one, but its been a few years and don't know if it still exist

User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

well, i dont know the best way to get there, but if you are looking for a fun time, montreal would probably be your best bet. Its a great city.

User currently onlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12199 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2738 times:
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User currently offlineJA732A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

Cheapest would be a Chinatown bus.  Smile

User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1276 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

AC can get you from LGA to YYZ for under $300 CAD, taxes in... not a bad deal.

Edit: Alternatively, you could rent a car and drive to Montreal, southern Quebec, or Eastern Ontario in 6 hours or less.

[Edited 2007-11-25 17:19:50]


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2724 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Thread starter):
I would like to spend a night in Canada somewhere, as I've not been.

Well first of all, as far as going to Canada goes you can see f*** all in one day. Seen Montreal? Seen Toronto? Thats nice, but they are quite different from say Newfoundland or Alberta or the Yukon, and so on. So really you saw Montreal or Toronto, not Canada.

But that aside, there are many ways to get to Canada, the best way is probably just shop around untill you find something that sounds like a decent deal. Maybe flying is best. Maybe the bus is best. But there are lots of ways.

Have fun in Canada, but make sure to come back and see more some time  wave 


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Thanks for the replies so far.

I can get some good fares to BUF from JFK, which is fine for me. How does it work when you get there; is it far/easy to get across the border?


User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2650 times:



Quoting JA732A (Reply 4):
Cheapest would be a Chinatown bus.

I don't think that Chinatown Bus companies travel to Canada. They do mainly MA-PA-NY-DC routes.

They are really cheap mode of transport, but their safety is questioned quite a lot. But than again, if you pay $15 per ticket, don't expect much.

Hey Swiftski,

why not travel to Niagara Falls? I mean, it is close to BUF, you can cross to Canada, see the Falls from better perspective and you can spend a night there as well. That way you can say that you have been to Canada.

From an experience and what others said here crossing to Canada may not be the fastest thing. The line may be long and it usually takes a long time. Expect same on entering US.

Cheers,
Andrej


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2638 times:



Quoting Andrej (Reply 8):
Hey Swiftski,

why not travel to Niagara Falls? I mean, it is close to BUF, you can cross to Canada, see the Falls from better perspective and you can spend a night there as well. That way you can say that you have been to Canada.

That's what I was thinking, I'd say that's my best bet so far.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

I fly to NYC from YYZ regularly on business. AC & AA fares generally match to the day, with fares rising within 2 weeks of departure. AC has a better schedule. For LGA/BOS travel.

CO however generally has the lowest fares (particularly since C$ parity) which also hold the soonest to departure. Your cheapest bet from the NYC area hence is CO.

My consistent observation thru 2007.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
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