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Trip Summary

9 trains operate daily from Syracuse to New York. The train trip from Syracuse to New York is usually about 33 hours and 43 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can get you there in as little as 5 hours and 44 minutes.

Distance195 mi (314 km)
Fastest train5h 44m
Lowest price£40.48
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Syracuse to New York

(Based on 25 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Carolyn

19 December 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: I go to school in Syracuse and taking the train is very convenient. Cons: Everything was good. Tips: Take the train!

5.0

benny

8 August 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: on time,and clean seat..but need more concern about the toilet smells..that's all..thx u. Cons: toilet. Tips: on time,and clean seat..but need more concern about the toilet smells..that's all..thx u.

5.0

Richard

7 January 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Ease in boarding/unboarding, space, wi/fi, Sense of safety, ease of storing luggage, ability to get up and walk, food/bev availability, bathroom close by. Cons: Bathroom cleanliness, overall cleanliness. Tips: Bring sanitation wipes.

4.0

Benjamin

25 November 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: I had no issues. It was my first time taking the train and tried business coach. It was comfortable and roomy. Tips: Bring snacks. The food car is nice to sit at, and the food is fine, but depending on when you go the car might close down, good to have something small on hand if you need it.

5.0

Jessica

13 September 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Very helpful and friendly staff. Cons: The food was not great,. Tips: Wifi was on and off.

Syracuse to New York Route Map

Syracuse New York

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Syracuse to New York was £129.35. Any ticket cheaper than £129.35 is a hot deal that you should definitely jump on. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to New York if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra £51.64.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Syracuse to New York is expected to fluctuate between £64 and £216 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to New York in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Syracuse is £126.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for December if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Syracuse to New York. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of £79. If you're planning a trip from Syracuse to New York during September, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about £117 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Syracuse to New York. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around £51.64. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Syracuse to New York?

There are 4 train lines with service from Syracuse to New York. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak52d 0h 36m£225.61
Amtrak Empire Service25h 48m£62.47
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited17h 0m£64.49
Amtrak Maple Leaf16h 22m£57.82
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Syracuse to New York every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £50.

  • 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.

  • The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir in Syracuse and arrives at NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York. The route takes about 7 hours and 0 minutes and ticket prices start at £40.

  • 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 Syracuse to New York takes about 6 hours and 22 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Syracuse 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.

The distance between Syracuse and New York is approximately 195 miles, or 314 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 44 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Syracuse to New York on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Syracuse at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 4 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 Syracuse.

City Information

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Syracuse?

Regional Transportation Center (1 Walsh Cir) - SYRAMT-0

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Main departure station: Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

Opened in 1998, the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (commonly referred to as the RTC) serves as a multi-service stop for travel throughout Central New York. The Transportation Center serves several Amtrak train lines, including the Empire Service, the Maple Leaf, and the Lake Shore Limited, as well as Greyhound and Trailways buses. As the central ground travel hub in Syracuse, the station provides transport for roughly 153,000 people annually. In addition to providing easy access to local landmarks such as the Destiny USA shopping center and the NBT Bank Stadium, the RTC can also take you further afield to popular destinations such as Niagara Falls, New York City, and Washington, D.C., among other places. At the RTC, you will find a Dunkin' Donuts, as well as a Great States newsstand. The free WiFi and climate-controlled waiting area make it a pleasant place to wait for your bus or train.

All train stations in Syracuse:

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

  • Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt

  • Pacific Central Station

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at 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:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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