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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Rochester to Niagara Falls. Traveling by train from Rochester to Niagara Falls usually takes around 2 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 17 minutes.

Distance72 mi (116 km)
Fastest train2h 17m
Lowest price$31.89
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rochester, NY to Niagara Falls, NY

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Patricia

December 11, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: It was very comfortable the staff very friendly and perfectional smooth ride enjoyed it. Cons: The time that the trains arrive and leave the schedual should I say.

Pros: It was very comfortable the staff very friendly and perfectional smooth ride enjoyed it. Cons: The time that the trains arrive and leave the schedual should I say.

4.0

Gillian

July 9, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: We had delay in Montreal and missed connections then arrived in Toronto to transfer at Rush hour and was very difficult to get our luggage (travelling for 6 weeks) on commuter train. Very, very nice people helped us 😊 Transfer by bus from Burlington to Niagara a...

Pros: We had delay in Montreal and missed connections then arrived in Toronto to transfer at Rush hour and was very difficult to get our luggage (travelling for 6 weeks) on commuter train. Very, very nice people helped us 😊 Transfer by bus from Burlington to Niagara absolutely perfect so decided to bus it back to Toronto. Than You for your interest. Cons: A/A. Tips: A/A.

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Price trends for trains from Rochester to Niagara Falls

Average prices by travel date

$38$26$13SepOct

Monthly average prices

$32$26$19$13$6ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

Which train should you take from Rochester to Niagara Falls?

2 train services operate from Rochester, New York to Niagara Falls, 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 Service22h 19m$31.89
Amtrak Maple Leaf12h 45m$31.89

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rochester 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.

How long is the train journey from Rochester to Niagara Falls?

The distance between Rochester and Niagara Falls is approximately 72 miles, or 116 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 17 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Rochester to Niagara Falls are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Sunday 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 Rochester at 2:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Rochester to Niagara Falls?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Rochester to Niagara Falls.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Niagara Falls to Rochester. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Rochester to Niagara Falls for $8.92.

City Information

Rochester

Rochester, NY

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Perched on the shore on Lake Ontario, Rochester is an idyllic city with a small-town vibe, making it the perfect destination for those looking for some family-friendly fun. Rochester’s pride is Highland Park, which is one of the oldest arboretums in the U.S. Designed by the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the park features idyllic paths cutting through treelines and fragrant lilac bushes. If you wish to marvel at the beauty of the Genesee River’s Gorge, go on a hiking trip on the Genesee Riverway Trail. For more cultural activities, George Eastman Museum, the world’s oldest photography museum, would be a great choice.

Rochester’s food scene features many quirky dishes, including the famous local garbage plate, which features your choice of meat along with decadent sides. For the best garbage plates, you might want to check out Nick Tahou Hots.

The city’s busiest bus station is the Trailways Terminal downtown. The station serves several bus carriers, including New York Trailways, Greyhound and OurBus, among others. The principal Amtrak train station is Louis M. Slaughter Station, which is located just across the street from the bus station. Rochester is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s commercial air services are served by the Greater Rochester International Airport, located 3 miles southwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Rochester.

Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?

Arrival stations

Niagara Falls has one train station.

Need a return trip from Niagara Falls to Rochester?

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