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Train Trip Information: New York to Utica

There are 14 daily trains from New York to Utica. Traveling by train from New York to Utica usually takes around 8 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance177 mi (284 km)
Fastest train4h 20m
Lowest price$68.76
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Utica

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)




March 15, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Nice Clean Peaceful Got There Fast. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Nice Clean Peaceful Got There Fast. Cons: Nothing.



October 4, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Bathrooms need to be checked more often

Bathrooms need to be checked more often



August 7, 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Communication was very good

Communication was very good



October 11, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: The view from the train is awesome. Cons: You could improve WiFi very diff.

Pros: The view from the train is awesome. Cons: You could improve WiFi very diff.



September 22, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: It was all on time. Cons: WI-FI. Tips: The wi-fi is spoted. Not very good.

Pros: It was all on time. Cons: WI-FI. Tips: The wi-fi is spoted. Not very good.

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

In the last month, $110.54 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Utica. 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 $66.41 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Utica will vary between C$105 and C$178. Planning a train trip to Utica within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is C$110. 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


If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Utica 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$82 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Utica in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$119 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


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 Utica from New York will be about C$66.41 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Utica?

There are 4 train lines with service from New York to Utica. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak108h 56m$145.55
Amtrak Empire Service24h 25m$97.58
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited15h 6m$99.01
Amtrak Maple Leaf14h 36m$83.33
  • 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 10 Amtrak trains from New York to Utica every day, as well as 43 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $82.

  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from New York to Utica start from $69, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Utica. Amtrak Empire Service in New York leaves from Penn Station . And in Utica trains arrive at 321 Main St .

    From New York to Utica train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 4 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Utica faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 20 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 Utica.

  • Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from Penn Station in New York and arrives at 321 Main St in Utica. The route takes about 5 hours and 6 minutes and ticket prices start at $69.

  • 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 Utica takes about 4 hours and 36 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Utica 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 Utica?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Utica. 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 Utica?

The distance between New York and Utica is approximately 177 miles, or 284 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 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 Utica 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 Utica?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Utica. 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 Utica to New York.

City Information

New York


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

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Union Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • Metro-North Station - 1 Railroad Plz

Where is the train station in Utica?

Arrival stations

Utica has one train station.

Train stations in Utica:

  • 321 Main St

Need a return trip from Utica to New York?

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