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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from New York to Niagara Falls. Traveling by train from New York to Niagara Falls usually takes around 12 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 8 hours and 51 minutes.

Distance307 mi (493 km)
Fastest train8h 51m
Lowest price$88.22
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Niagara Falls

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Nenita Gamboa

March 24, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Cons: No trash container only in the BR which can be full. Tips: BR shd be clean.

Cons: No trash container only in the BR which can be full. Tips: BR shd be clean.

5.0

Olga

November 8, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

It was really comfy, Considering that it was an 11 hour trip. Everything was very clean staff was very friendly. Train was on time. Not cold not hot temperature. Pretty good restaurant. Will do it again definitely!

It was really comfy, Considering that it was an 11 hour trip. Everything was very clean staff was very friendly. Train was on time. Not cold not hot temperature. Pretty good restaurant. Will do it again definitely!

5.0

Jana

July 25, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Good very nice 👍. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Good very nice 👍. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Saida

June 26, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Everyone was informed and kind. Cons: Controlling the a.c. It was a bit to high. Tips: Bring a blanket.

Pros: Everyone was informed and kind. Cons: Controlling the a.c. It was a bit to high. Tips: Bring a blanket.

5.0

Deborah

June 3, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

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New York to Niagara Falls Route Map

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

In the last month, $120.85 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Niagara Falls. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $62.36 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$175$117$58MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Niagara Falls will vary between C$108 and C$170. Planning a train trip to Niagara Falls within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is C$118. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Niagara Falls by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$95 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Niagara Falls in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$162 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$195$156$117$78$393020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Niagara Falls from New York will be about C$62.36 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Niagara Falls. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak613h 52m$151.73
Amtrak Empire Service29h 11m$102.53
Amtrak Maple Leaf19h 36m$93.72
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 6 Amtrak trains from New York to Niagara Falls every day, as well as 36 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $97.

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  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from New York to Niagara Falls start from $88, and on average cost . 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 9 hours and 11 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 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Niagara Falls.

  • Amtrak Maple Leaf

    Amtrak Maple Leaf

    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 New York to Niagara Falls takes about 9 hours and 36 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

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.

Can you take a train all the way from New York to Niagara Falls?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Niagara Falls. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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 12 hours and 37 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from New York to Niagara Falls on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Niagara Falls. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in New York where you can board the train.

All train stations in New York:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Penn Station

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • Union Station

  • 525 Water St

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?

Arrival stations

Niagara Falls has one train station.

Train stations in Niagara Falls:

  • 825 Depot Ave W

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