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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Buffalo to New York. Traveling by train from Buffalo to New York usually takes 8 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 8 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Fastest train8h 27m
Lowest price$83.57
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Buffalo to New York

(Based on 47 ratings and reviews)

4.9

4.0

Juergen

June 10, 2024- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Going by train to New York I could see the landscape. I had more space than on the plane. The train ride was romantic. It’s much more interesting than the high way or the airplane. Cons: The USA is actually the ideal railway country. There should be more trains running each day. Faster trains should also come onto the track. Tips: Just take it.

5.0

sabnam

March 20, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Good. Cons: clean windows. Tips: no.

5.0

Md

October 14, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Excellent. We enjoyed the trip. Cons: Little bit more spirit. Tips: Very comfortable. Everybody enjoy the trip.

5.0

Mohammed

September 3, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Bathroom no water

5.0

Zerrin

August 25, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: It was good. Comfortable. Cons: I don’t know how much better it could be. It was enough. Tips: No.

Buffalo to New York Route Map

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What is the price of a train ticket from Buffalo to New York?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Buffalo to New York was $111.36. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 29 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $50.25 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Buffalo to New York will range from $99 to $155. If you're planning to travel by train to New York in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Buffalo you can find in the next 7 days is $107. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Buffalo to New York often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $99. If you're thinking of traveling from Buffalo to New York during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $118 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Buffalo to New York on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time, you can save about $50.25 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Buffalo to New York?

2 train services operate from Buffalo to New York. Amtrak Empire Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service28h 31m$134.27
Amtrak Maple Leaf19h 2m$125.57
  • The Amtrak Empire Service is a rail line spanning the Empire Corridor, a rail route through New York state from New York City to Niagara Falls. Several Amtrak passenger trains service this route, providing travelers with multiple options when commuting between cities in New York State. The trains themselves feature free internet, cafe service with snacks, beverages, and meals, and comfortable seats to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Hudson River Valley and Upstate New York.

  • 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 Buffalo to New York takes about 9 hours and 2 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Buffalo and New York is approximately 292 miles, or 471 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 27 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 departing from Buffalo to New York tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Buffalo at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Buffalo to New York.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Buffalo.

City Information

Buffalo

Buffalo is a great budget destination that will not burn through your pocket. Located just a few hours’ drive away from Niagara Falls, the city serves as a transportation hub for tourists who want to marvel at the sights of the famous landmark. Visitors can either enjoy the tour from a boat, or walk around the section behind the falls themselves. If you opt for a more idyllic and peaceful destination instead, Forest Lawn is a good choice. A beautiful cemetery that is far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the destination is a perfect spot for a picnic. As the day winds down to an end, don’t hesitate to attend a performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, which features lavish interiors as well as amazing Broadway shows.

Buffalo’s chicken wings are the city’s trademark dish, and tourists who wish to grab a bite could do so at Duff’s Famous Wings or Anchor Bar. For a wider selection, The Left Bank is an even better option.

The principal bus station in Buffalo is the Metropolitan Transportation Center downtown. Travelers can catch buses by Greyhound, New York Trailways, Fullington Trailways and Barons Bus Lines from this station. The main Amtrak train station in Buffalo is located on Exchange St not too far from the bus station. Buffalo is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s principal airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is located in the suburb area of Cheektowaga. The city is also served by the nearby Niagara Falls International Airport.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

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Main departure station: 75 Exchange St

Situated in a busy area, the Amtrak Station on Exchange Street is a central hub of transportation for the city of Buffalo. The primary services provided by the station include the Amtrak train lines, Empire Service and Maple Leaf, as well as intercity buses on Amtrak Thruway. The station is not the first passenger train station on Exchange Street, as there have been four previous stations on the same street. The most recent building includes a state-of-the-art waiting area as well as drop-off and pick-up zones. The station also features a parking lot with plenty of spaces. Possible destinations from Buffalo include Niagara Falls and New York City.

All train stations in Buffalo:

  • 75 Exchange St

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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