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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Buffalo to New York. Traveling by train from Buffalo to New York usually takes around 8 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 8 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Fastest train8h 24m
Lowest price£56.07
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Buffalo to New York

(Based on 29 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Bhaktimay

6 June 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Cons: Just perfect. Tips: Enjoy the ride the way we did.

Pros: We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Cons: Just perfect. Tips: Enjoy the ride the way we did.

5.0

Kevin

24 May 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Enabled us to comfortably see scenery during our journey to NYC. Cons: Cleaner windows.

Pros: Enabled us to comfortably see scenery during our journey to NYC. Cons: Cleaner windows.

5.0

Bhunny

5 April 2022- Business

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: I like the view . I like the interaction with the crew they where friendly and helpful. Cons: Just clean the tray we eat on better. Tips: Just enjoy the view.

Pros: I like the view . I like the interaction with the crew they where friendly and helpful. Cons: Just clean the tray we eat on better. Tips: Just enjoy the view.

5.0

Nawal

6 January 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Peaceful

Peaceful

5.0

Marc

30 November 2021

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Relaxing. One passenger was unneceddarily rude and disrespectful to a staff member. But staff member was professional. Cons: I can't think of anything. Tips: Treat others with respect.

Pros: Relaxing. One passenger was unneceddarily rude and disrespectful to a staff member. But staff member was professional. Cons: I can't think of anything. Tips: Treat others with respect.

Buffalo to New York Route Map

Buffalo New York

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

In the last month, £56.64 was the average price of a train ticket from Buffalo to New York. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £22.68 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 £56 and £78. 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 £59. 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 September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £59 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Buffalo to New York in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £68 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 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Buffalo will be about £22.68 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Buffalo to New York?

There are 3 train lines with service from Buffalo to New York. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak112h 51m£74.04
Amtrak Empire Service28h 31m£69.96
Amtrak Maple Leaf19h 0m£64.06
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Buffalo to New York every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £63.

  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    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.

  • 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 Buffalo to New York takes about 9 hours and 0 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Buffalo to New York. 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 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 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 24 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 departing from Buffalo to New York tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Buffalo at 04:00 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?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to New York. 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 New York to Buffalo.

City Information

Buffalo

Buffalo is a great budget destination that will not burn through your pocket. Located just a few hours’ drive away from Niagara Falls, the city serves as a transportation hub for tourists who want to marvel at the sights of the famous landmark. Visitors can either enjoy the tour from a boat, or walk around the section behind the falls themselves. If you opt for a more idyllic and peaceful destination instead, Forest Lawn is a good choice. A beautiful cemetery that is far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the destination is a perfect spot for a picnic. As the day winds down to an end, don’t hesitate to attend a performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, which features lavish interiors as well as amazing Broadway shows.

Buffalo’s chicken wings are the city’s trademark dish, and tourists who wish to grab a bite could do so at Duff’s Famous Wings or Anchor Bar. For a wider selection, The Left Bank is an even better option.

The principal bus station in Buffalo is the Metropolitan Transportation Center downtown. Travelers can catch buses by Greyhound, New York Trailways, Fullington Trailways and Barons Bus Lines from this station. The main Amtrak train station in Buffalo is located on Exchange St not too far from the bus station. Buffalo is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s principal airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is located in the suburb area of Cheektowaga. The city is also served by the nearby Niagara Falls International Airport.

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?

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Main departure station: 75 Exchange St

Situated in a busy area, the Amtrak Station on Exchange Street is a central hub of transportation for the city of Buffalo. The primary services provided by the station include the Amtrak train lines, Empire Service and Maple Leaf, as well as intercity buses on Amtrak Thruway. The station is not the first passenger train station on Exchange Street, as there have been four previous stations on the same street. The most recent building includes a state-of-the-art waiting area as well as drop-off and pick-up zones. The station also features a parking lot with plenty of spaces. Possible destinations from Buffalo include Niagara Falls and New York City.

All train stations in Buffalo:

  • 75 Exchange St

  • Central Ave Post Office

  • 217 West 2nd St

  • William Center Student Union

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: 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:

  • Penn Station

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