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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from New York to Buffalo. Traveling by train from New York to Buffalo usually takes around 12 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Maple Leaf train can make the trip in 7 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Fastest train7h 59m
Lowest price£55.57
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Buffalo

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Abdul

21 March 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Overall good. Cons: Exhalent i. Tips: I like the train jurney because it's safe.

Pros: Overall good. Cons: Exhalent i. Tips: I like the train jurney because it's safe.

5.0

Nawal

4 January 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

It was peaceful

It was peaceful

5.0

Mohammad

29 December 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Nice. Cons: Everything ok. Tips: Yes.

Pros: Nice. Cons: Everything ok. Tips: Yes.

4.0

Masoodur

23 September 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: I was happy and best luck to Amtrak. Cons: Reduce time so increase speed. Tips: Yes.

Pros: I was happy and best luck to Amtrak. Cons: Reduce time so increase speed. Tips: Yes.

5.0

Selina

21 September 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Spacious. Cons: Staff behaviour!

Pros: Spacious. Cons: Staff behaviour!

New York to Buffalo Route Map

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

In the last month, £77.37 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Buffalo. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £37.53 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 New York to Buffalo will vary between £70 and £105. Planning a train trip to Buffalo within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is £70. 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 New York to Buffalo 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 £60 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Buffalo in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £92 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 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Buffalo from New York will be about £37.53 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Buffalo?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Buffalo. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak613h 43m£97.40
Amtrak Empire Service28h 26m£66.45
Amtrak Maple Leaf18h 21m£59.89
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from New York to Buffalo every day, as well as 31 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £61.

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  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from New York to Buffalo start from £56, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Buffalo. Amtrak Empire Service in New York leaves from Penn Station . And in Buffalo trains arrive at 75 Exchange St .

    From New York to Buffalo train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 8 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Buffalo faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 59 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Buffalo.

  • 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 New York to Buffalo takes about 8 hours and 21 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Buffalo. 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 New York to Buffalo?

The distance between New York and Buffalo is approximately 292 miles, or 471 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 59 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 New York to Buffalo tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. 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 Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 New York to Buffalo?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Buffalo. 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 Buffalo to New York.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in New York where you can board the train.

All train stations in New York:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Penn Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • Newark Penn Station

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Union Station

  • 525 Water St

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

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Arrival stations

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.

Train stations in Buffalo:

  • 75 Exchange St

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