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Niagara Falls - New York Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 3 daily train trips between Niagara Falls and New York. The average train journey from Niagara Falls to New York takes 9 hours and 16 minutes, but some Amtrak Empire Service train trips are as short as 9 hours and 3 minutes.

Distance307 mi (493 km)
Fastest train9h 3m
Lowest price$87.68
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Niagara Falls to New York

(Based on 24 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Rose

May 25, 2024- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Scenic views. Friendly crew. Cons: More food options. Tips: Remember to check for items left on board.

5.0

Vicki

April 5, 2024- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: It was better than expected after reading previous reviews. Cons: The restrooms and trash could be cleaned or inspected more regularly. Tips: Download movies beforehand and bring snacks and water. Wifi is a bit spotty.

5.0

Dhananjay

March 15, 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: It was comfortable journey . I enjoyed travelling through the countryside . Overall a fantastic experience. Niagara Falls is awesome. Cons: Keep more variety in Vegetarian snacks. Tips: Travel Amtrak , it’s the best mode of travel in America.

5.0

Julie

November 24, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: It was great viewing the beautiful scenery as we were passing through particularly in the last 3 hours of the trip. Tips: Food choices are limited. Tight space for luggage.

5.0

Antoinette

October 8, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: I like that my train and the bathroom were clean. The ride was smooth. Tips: For the people who coughed the entire ride, please wear your mask and stop the spread.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Niagara Falls to New York was $115.71. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to New York if you book your train tickets at least 26 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $58.35.

Average prices by travel date

$164$110$55JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Niagara Falls to New York is expected to fluctuate between $103 and $162 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to New York in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Niagara Falls is $110.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Niagara Falls to New York. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $99. If you're planning a trip from Niagara Falls to New York during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $115 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Niagara Falls to New York, book online with Wanderu at least 26 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $58.35 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

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

2 train services operate from Niagara Falls 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 Service29h 6m$136.18
Amtrak Maple Leaf19h 37m$128.86
  • 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 Niagara Falls to New York takes about 9 hours and 37 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Niagara Falls and New York is approximately 307 miles, or 493 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Niagara Falls to New York 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 Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Niagara Falls at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Niagara Falls to New York.

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

City Information

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls has captured millions of visitors with its jaw-dropping panoramic splendor, deafening roars, and brilliant rainbows. The most astonishing fact about Niagara Falls is that almost four thousand tons of water flow over Niagara Falls every second. Niagara Falls is also the oldest state park in America and should be on every bucket list.

The closest restaurant and hotel to Niagara Falls is the Red Coach Inn. Every room has its own exquisite and historical look, and it will feel like you are staying inside a castle. Make sure to order the legendary Creme Brulee French Toast! It's even more delicious than it sounds.

To get to Niagara, you fly into the Niagara Falls International Airport. FlixBus, Adirondack Trailways, and more also provide bus service to the area with routes from Buffalo, New York, Binghamton, Rochester, and more. Trains from Buffalo to Niagara Falls are also popular, and Amtrak has several lines from Boston, Chicago, Washington, and Toronto to Niagara Falls.

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 Niagara Falls?

Main departure station: 825 Depot Ave W

There is one train station in Niagara Falls.

All train stations in Niagara Falls:

  • 825 Depot Ave W

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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