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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Niagara Falls?

Lowest price$85.30
Fastest train8h 51m
Trains per day2
Train lines1

New York to Niagara Falls Route Map

New York Niagara Falls

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take Amtrak to Niagara Falls?

Yes, you can take Amtrak to Niagara Falls. There are 3 daily Amtrak trains scheduled from New York City to Niagara Falls. The trip takes around 9 hours.

Do you need a passport to go to Niagara Falls?

U.S. citizens do not need a passport to visit the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. If you want to visit the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, a valid passport, passport card, or another WHTI-compliant document is required for re-entering the U.S., and a passport is a valid form of ID for entering Canada.

For U.S. citizen children age 15 and younger, an original or copy of a birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Naturalization Certificate also work for land travel, but passports have the added benefit of working for air travel.

If you're planning on traveling to Canada with children, you may also need to bring proof of custody. If you're traveling with children for whom you don't have full legal custody, you may be required to show a notarized affidavit of consent from the child's parents.

What is the best month to visit Niagara Falls?

The best months to visit Niagara Falls are June and September. Room rates are cheaper outside of the peak summer season (July and August) and there are fewer crowds, but the weather is still warm. Later fall is also a nice time to visit, but the fireworks over the falls only continue on weekend nights through mid-October.

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Niagara Falls during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

In the last month, $85.30 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Niagara Falls, 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 $57.35 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New York to Niagara Falls?

The distance between New York and Niagara Falls is approximately 307 miles, or 493 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 51 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 Niagara Falls 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 Monday 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 Niagara Falls?

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 Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Niagara Falls for $50.18.

Which train should you take from New York to Niagara Falls?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service28h 53m$106.87

Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from New York to Niagara Falls start from $85, and on average cost $107. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Niagara Falls. Amtrak Empire Service in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Niagara Falls trains arrive at 825 Depot Ave W, From New York to Niagara Falls train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 8 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Niagara Falls faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 51 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $110 for a one-way train ticket to Niagara Falls.

Price trends for trains from New York to Niagara Falls

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Niagara Falls, NY

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Alicia

March 27, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Wonderful! Cons: It was great! Pros: Wonderful! Cons: It was great!

4.0

Jan

September 24, 2019 - Couples trip

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Was clean, chairs confortable, A lot of place for seating. Train conductor was nice. Cons: Buffet staff was rude and was sold us updated pasta. Coffee very bad. Tips: Take with yourself sandwich and coffee. Pros: Was clean, chairs confortable, A lot of place for seating. Train conductor was nice. Cons: Buffet staff was rude and was sold us updated pasta. Coffee very bad. Tips: Take with yourself sandwich and coffee.

4.0

Marleny

September 23, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Love traveling with Amtrak!!! Very clean and have the chance to walk around, only thing the prices of the food....but it is what it is I guess. Cons: Rhe prices... of the tickets little expensive. Tips: Bring your own food, that's what we did!!!! It helps!!!... Pros: Love traveling with Amtrak!!! Very clean and have the chance to walk around, only thing the prices of the food....but it is what it is I guess. Cons: Rhe prices... of the tickets little expensive. Tips: Bring your own food, that's what we did!!!! It helps!!!!More

5.0

Janet

August 15, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: The journey by train allowed us to relax and take in the scenery x. Cons: Cleanliness of the toilets after a few hours. Tips: Sit back, enjoy the scenery and relax x. Pros: The journey by train allowed us to relax and take in the scenery x. Cons: Cleanliness of the toilets after a few hours. Tips: Sit back, enjoy the scenery and relax x.

5.0

Sarika

July 28, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: it was nice time together. Cons: food car/pentry car. Tips: Bring snacks :a lot of snacks. Pros: it was nice time together. Cons: food car/pentry car. Tips: Bring snacks :a lot of snacks.

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