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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Buffalo?

Lowest Price$90.81
Fastest Train8h 3m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

New York to Buffalo Route Map

New York Buffalo

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Buffalo right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $90.81 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $28.26 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New York to Buffalo?

The distance between New York and Buffalo is approximately 292 miles, or 471 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 3 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from New York to Buffalo 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from New York to Buffalo?

Trains leave the station in New York twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Buffalo with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Buffalo to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Buffalo for $40.06.

Which train should you take from New York to Buffalo?

Amtrak Empire Service is the one and only train line which connects New York, New York to Buffalo, New York. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service28h 4m$98.73

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

Buffalo has one train station:

  • 75 Exchange St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 5, 2020Visiting family
The train ride was relaxing and comfortable
The bathroom on the train from Buffalo to NY-Penn was not the cleanest. It could have been 100% cleaner.
Tariq Mehmood Ahmed
September 25, 2019Visiting family
It's a really good, and I will travel very soon. Excellent train and excellent service.
No need for improvement.
August 18, 2019Vacation
Loved seeing the countryside
Take your ear buds and listen to music while you stare out at the world.
August 2, 2019
Need to try and serve iced coffee

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Maple Leaf report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 16, 2019Business
Very relaxing!!! Nice not to be driving. Lot more comfortable then airplane.
I’ve only made 2 trips on train so not really sure at this time
Plan your trip and ask questions. No one volunteered any information as we went along.

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