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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Niagara Falls to Buffalo. Traveling by train from Niagara Falls to Buffalo usually takes around 38 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 37 minutes.

Distance17 mi (27 km)
Fastest train0h 37m
Lowest price€11.84
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €11.84 was the average price of a train ticket from Niagara Falls, NY to Buffalo, 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 4 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €0.59 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€13€8€4JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Buffalo from Niagara Falls is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €12 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Niagara Falls to Buffalo 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 €12 whenever you decide to board the train to Buffalo.

Prices as travel date approaches

€21€17€13€8€43020100

Since the average price of train trips from Niagara Falls to Buffalo 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 Niagara Falls to Buffalo?

2 train services operate from Niagara Falls, New York to Buffalo, New York. Amtrak Empire Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service20h 38m€12.47
Amtrak Maple Leaf10h 37m€11.84

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Niagara Falls 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.

How long is the train journey from Niagara Falls to Buffalo?

The distance between Niagara Falls and Buffalo is approximately 17 miles, or 27 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Buffalo.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Niagara Falls to Buffalo are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 Niagara Falls at 03:00 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 Niagara Falls to Buffalo?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Niagara Falls to Buffalo.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Buffalo to Niagara Falls. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Niagara Falls to Buffalo for €3.38.

City Information

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 Niagara Falls?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Niagara Falls.

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

Arrival stations

Buffalo has one train station.

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