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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Niagara Falls?

Lowest PriceUS$68.00
Fastest Train8h 51m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

New York to Niagara Falls Route Map

New York Niagara Falls

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take Amtrak to Niagara Falls?

Yes, you can take Amtrak to Niagara Falls. There are 3 daily Amtrak trains scheduled from New York City to Niagara Falls. The trip takes around 9 hours.

Do you need a passport to go to Niagara Falls?

U.S. citizens do not need a passport to visit the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. If you want to visit the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, a valid passport, passport card, or another WHTI-compliant document is required for re-entering the U.S., and a passport is a valid form of ID for entering Canada.

For U.S. citizen children age 15 and younger, an original or copy of a birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Naturalization Certificate also work for land travel, but passports have the added benefit of working for air travel.

If you're planning on traveling to Canada with children, you may also need to bring proof of custody. If you're traveling with children for whom you don't have full legal custody, you may be required to show a notarized affidavit of consent from the child's parents.

What is the best month to visit Niagara Falls?

The best months to visit Niagara Falls are June and September. Room rates are cheaper outside of the peak summer season (July and August) and there are fewer crowds, but the weather is still warm. Later fall is also a nice time to visit, but the fireworks over the falls only continue on weekend nights through mid-October.

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Niagara Falls right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, US$68.00 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Niagara Falls, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around US$20.45 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New York to Niagara Falls?

The distance between New York and Niagara Falls is approximately 307 miles, or 493 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 51 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 New York to Niagara Falls are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 New York at 10:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. 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 Niagara Falls?

Trains leave the station in New York twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Niagara Falls with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Niagara Falls to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Niagara Falls for US$55.00.

Which train should you take from New York to Niagara Falls?

Amtrak Empire Service is the one and only train line which connects New York, New York to Niagara Falls, New York. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service28h 51mUS$72.21

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls has one train station:

  • 825 Depot Ave W

Price trends for trains from New York to Niagara Falls

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Niagara Falls, NY
4.4
Based on 8 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
3.8
Value
4.3
Condition
3.8
Janet
5.0
15 August 2019Vacation
Pros
The journey by train allowed us to relax and take in the scenery xThe journey by train allowed us to relax and take in the scenery x
Cons
Cleanliness of the toilets after a few hoursCleanliness of the toilets after a few hours
Tips
Sit back, enjoy the scenery and relax xSit back, enjoy the scenery and relax x
Peggy
3.0
22 June 2019Vacation
Cons
Staff at food bar was not friendly!Staff at food bar was not friendly!

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Maple Leaf report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Jan
4.0
24 September 2019Couples trip
Pros
Was clean, chairs confortable, A lot of place for seating. Train conductor was nice.Was clean, chairs confortable, A lot of place for seating. Train conductor was nice.
Cons
Buffet staff was rude and was sold us updated pasta. Coffee very bad.Buffet staff was rude and was sold us updated pasta. Coffee very bad.
Tips
Take with yourself sandwich and coffee.Take with yourself sandwich and coffee.
Marleny
4.0
23 September 2019Vacation
Pros
Love traveling with Amtrak!!! Very clean and have the chance to walk around, only thing the prices of the food....but it is what it is I guessLove traveling with Amtrak!!! Very clean and have the chance to walk around, only thing the prices of the food....but it is what it is I guess
Cons
Rhe prices... of the tickets little expensiveRhe prices... of the tickets little expensive
Tips
Bring your own food, that's what we did!!!! It helps!!!!Bring your own food, that's what we did!!!! It helps!!!!
Sarika
5.0
28 July 2019Vacation
Pros
it was nice time together.it was nice time together.
Cons
food car/pentry carfood car/pentry car
Tips
Bring snacks :a lot of snacks.Bring snacks :a lot of snacks.

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