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Niagara Falls - Syracuse Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Niagara Falls to Syracuse. Traveling by train from Niagara Falls to Syracuse usually takes around 6 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Maple Leaf train can make the trip in 4 hours and 46 minutes.

Distance148 mi (239 km)
Fastest train4h 46m
Lowest price$104.41
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Maple Leaf
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What is the price of a train ticket from Niagara Falls to Syracuse?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Niagara Falls, ON to Syracuse, NY was $134.51. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Syracuse if you book your train tickets at least 11 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $3.43.

Average prices by travel date

$185$124$62JunJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Niagara Falls to Syracuse will range from $122 to $177. If you're planning to travel by train to Syracuse in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Niagara Falls you can find in the next 7 days is $122. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$172$137$103$69$34JASONDJFMAMJ
Mark your calendar for August if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Niagara Falls to Syracuse. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $121. If you're planning a trip from Niagara Falls to Syracuse during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $139 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$172$137$103$69$343020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Niagara Falls to Syracuse. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 11 days before departure, you can save around $3.43. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Niagara Falls to Syracuse?

Amtrak Maple Leaf is the one and only train line which connects Niagara Falls to Syracuse. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Maple Leaf16h 24m$139.07
  • 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 Syracuse takes about 6 hours and 24 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Niagara Falls and Syracuse is approximately 148 miles, or 239 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 46 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains from Niagara Falls to Syracuse are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Niagara Falls at 8:00am and arrives in Syracuse around 4 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station is the center of rail transportation in Toronto and Canada's busiest train terminal. First opened in 1927, the station underwent several redevelopment and renovation projects to reach its current state. In 1999, in recognition of the station's importance to transportation history, it was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame. The current station is served by VIA Rail trains and local public transit. The station currently serves over 72 million commuters each year, and as much as 91% of all Toronto passengers pass through this station. Just walking through the station is the perfect way to get familiar with Toronto's locals!

All train stations in Niagara Falls:

  • Union Station

  • 5 Great Western St

  • 200 Cross Ave

  • Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd

Where is the train station in Syracuse?

Regional Transportation Center (1 Walsh Cir) - SYRAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

Opened in 1998, the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (commonly referred to as the RTC) serves as a multi-service stop for travel throughout Central New York. The Transportation Center serves several Amtrak train lines, including the Empire Service, the Maple Leaf, and the Lake Shore Limited, as well as Greyhound and Trailways buses. As the central ground travel hub in Syracuse, the station provides transport for roughly 153,000 people annually. In addition to providing easy access to local landmarks such as the Destiny USA shopping center and the NBT Bank Stadium, the RTC can also take you further afield to popular destinations such as Niagara Falls, New York City, and Washington, D.C., among other places. At the RTC, you will find a Dunkin' Donuts, as well as a Great States newsstand. The free WiFi and climate-controlled waiting area make it a pleasant place to wait for your bus or train.

Train stations in Syracuse:

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

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