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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Buffalo to Rochester. Traveling by train from Buffalo to Rochester usually takes around one hour and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Maple Leaf train can make the trip in one hour and 11 minutes.

Distance67 mi (107 km)
Fastest train1h 11m
Lowest price€18.15
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines3

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

In the last month, €18.15 was the average price of a train ticket from Buffalo, NY to Rochester, NY. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €0.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€25€16€8JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Rochester from Buffalo is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €18 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Buffalo to Rochester by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €18 whenever you decide to board the train to Rochester.

Prices as travel date approaches

€21€16€12€8€43020100

Since the average price of train trips from Buffalo to Rochester remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Buffalo to Rochester?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 38m€18.17
Amtrak Empire Service11h 14m€18.17
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 11m€18.15
  • 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 Rochester every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €18.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Buffalo to Rochester 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 Rochester?

The distance between Buffalo and Rochester is approximately 67 miles, or 107 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 11 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Buffalo to Rochester 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 Tuesday 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 Rochester?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Rochester. 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 Rochester to Buffalo. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Buffalo to Rochester for €4.12.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Buffalo.

Where is the train station in Rochester?

Arrival stations

Rochester has one train station.

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