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Buffalo-Utica Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Buffalo to Utica. Traveling by train from Buffalo to Utica usually takes around 4 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Maple Leaf train can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance185 mi (297 km)
Fastest train3h 30m
Lowest price£30.45
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines3

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Which train should you take from Buffalo to Utica?

There are 3 train lines with service from Buffalo, New York to Utica, New York. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 5m£31.40
Amtrak Empire Service13h 41m£30.45
Amtrak Maple Leaf13h 30m£30.55
  • 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 Utica every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £30.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Buffalo 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.

How long is the train journey from Buffalo to Utica?

The distance between Buffalo and Utica is approximately 185 miles, or 297 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 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 Utica are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Utica?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 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 Buffalo. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Buffalo to Utica for £10.15.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Buffalo.

Where is the train station in Utica?

Arrival stations

Utica has one train station.

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