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Buffalo-New York Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Buffalo to New York. Traveling by train from Buffalo to New York usually takes around 8 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 8 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Fastest train8h 35m
Lowest price£48.02
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Tiangue

6 May 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

It was fast and there was time stamps for every stop.

It was fast and there was time stamps for every stop.

5.0

Ethel

11 February 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: It was in time and for my self that I'm in advance age I had the good experience of being helped with my bags. Cons: I think it would be helpul to have some kind of assistant when you purchase you ticket go ask for some type of help for the seniors to get there b...

Pros: It was in time and for my self that I'm in advance age I had the good experience of being helped with my bags. Cons: I think it would be helpul to have some kind of assistant when you purchase you ticket go ask for some type of help for the seniors to get there bags and self to train. Thanks.

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5.0

Gabriella

31 January 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: everything was great. Cons: cleaner bathrooms. Tips: great deal, would definitely take again.

Pros: everything was great. Cons: cleaner bathrooms. Tips: great deal, would definitely take again.

5.0

Patrick

2 January 2020 - Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Communication and punctuality. Tips: Follow the instructions inside the train carefully and if you have any question please ask, there is a person inside the train with Amtrak log on his jacket ready to help you out.

Pros: Communication and punctuality. Tips: Follow the instructions inside the train carefully and if you have any question please ask, there is a person inside the train with Amtrak log on his jacket ready to help you out.

5.0

Jesus

26 November 2019 -

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: The bathroom smells bad , the seats and everything is fine. Cons: Since the ride was a long ride they should have some music on. Tips: I highly recommend , to my family and other travellers to take the train, it's an adventure.

Pros: The bathroom smells bad , the seats and everything is fine. Cons: Since the ride was a long ride they should have some music on. Tips: I highly recommend , to my family and other travellers to take the train, it's an adventure.

Buffalo to New York Route Map

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

In the last month, £48.02 was the average price of a train ticket from Buffalo, NY to New York, 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 £17.22 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Buffalo to New York will vary between £48 and £55. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Buffalo over the next 7 days is £48. 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 Buffalo to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Buffalo to New York in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £54 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 16 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Buffalo will be about £17.22 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Buffalo to New York?

2 train services operate from Buffalo, New York to New York, New York. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service18h 36m£53.72
Amtrak Maple Leaf19h 9m£50.88

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Buffalo and New York is approximately 292 miles, or 471 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 35 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 Buffalo to New York 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 Buffalo at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00. 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 Buffalo to New York?

Trains leave the station in Buffalo twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to New York 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 New York to Buffalo. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Buffalo to New York for £14.12.

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 Buffalo?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Buffalo.

Where is the train station in New York?

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Arrival stations

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.

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