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Rensselaer-Buffalo Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Rensselaer to Buffalo. Traveling by train from Rensselaer to Buffalo usually takes around 5 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 5 hours and 36 minutes.

Distance261 mi (420 km)
Fastest train5h 36m
Lowest price€44.54
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rensselaer, NY to Buffalo, NY

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Sachin

23 December 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: The ticket was seriously a good bargain for money. I booked it in the last minute as well. I will be making all my future bookings from Wanderu from now on. Cons: There's nothing at the moment. Only the wifi in the train was not very good. It didn't work. Tips: M...

Pros: The ticket was seriously a good bargain for money. I booked it in the last minute as well. I will be making all my future bookings from Wanderu from now on. Cons: There's nothing at the moment. Only the wifi in the train was not very good. It didn't work. Tips: Make reservations may be a bit earlier.

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4.0

Daniella

15 October 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: It was smooth and very comfortable. Cons: The delay was too long. Tips: Just know if there is a medical emergency the train is going to be delayed for a good hour or more.

Pros: It was smooth and very comfortable. Cons: The delay was too long. Tips: Just know if there is a medical emergency the train is going to be delayed for a good hour or more.

5.0

Erik

11 October 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: The money I saved booking my trip through Wanderu. Cons: N/A. Tips: Try to book your trips a bit in advance so as not to pay ridiculous fees.

Pros: The money I saved booking my trip through Wanderu. Cons: N/A. Tips: Try to book your trips a bit in advance so as not to pay ridiculous fees.

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

In the last month, €44.54 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer, NY to Buffalo, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €1.75 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€49€33€16JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Rensselaer to Buffalo will vary between €45 and €49. Planning a train trip to Buffalo within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Rensselaer over the next 7 days is €45. 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

€62€49€37€25€12JASONDJFMAMJ
Traveling from Rensselaer 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 €45 whenever you decide to board the train to Buffalo.

Prices as travel date approaches

€62€49€37€25€123020100

Since the average price of train trips from Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer to Buffalo?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service25h 37m€44.74

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Rensselaer and Buffalo is approximately 261 miles, or 420 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 36 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 Rensselaer to Buffalo are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 Rensselaer at 13:00 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 Rensselaer to Buffalo?

Trains leave the station in Rensselaer twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Buffalo 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 Buffalo to Rensselaer.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Rensselaer.

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

Arrival stations

Buffalo has one train station.

Need a return trip from Buffalo to Rensselaer?

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