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About 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.

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Situated in a busy area, the Amtrak Station on Exchange Street is a central hub of transportation for the city of Buffalo. The primary services provided by the station include the Amtrak train lines, Empire Service and Maple Leaf, as well as intercity buses on Amtrak Thruway. The station is not the first passenger train station on Exchange Street, as there have been four previous stations on the same street. The most recent building includes a state-of-the-art waiting area as well as drop-off and pick-up zones. The station also features a parking lot with plenty of spaces. Possible destinations from Buffalo include Niagara Falls and New York City.

Popular train stations in Buffalo:

  • 75 Exchange St

What train companies travel to Buffalo, New York?

Located in New York, Buffalo is accessible by train from 66 other cities. You can choose from 136 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Buffalo on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Buffalo are also available.

Train companies serving Buffalo

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10818h 20m$146.50
Amtrak Maple Leaf164h 30m$48.75
Amtrak Empire Service154h 54m$45.66
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Which train carrier has the best service to Buffalo?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Buffalo by train with Amtrak Empire Service giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Maple Leaf had the most comfortable train service to Buffalo taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Maple Leaf offers. They rate Amtrak Maple Leaf a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Buffalo punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Maple Leaf has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Buffalo, rating them a 4.4 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$9.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Buffalo, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Buffalo. In the last month, trains from Depew to Buffalo had the lowest average price at $11.00.

The main train station in Buffalo is 75 Exchange St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Buffalo.

Buffalo ranks number 5 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 85 in United States. Buffalo ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Buffalo via train service. On average 44 direct daily train trips serve Buffalo.
The population of Buffalo is 258071. Buffalo ranks number 4 in terms of population in New York and number 92 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Buffalo range from $9 for a short trip to Buffalo, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Buffalo starts at , and a longer trip by train to Buffalo can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $16.
People who take the train to Buffalo are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Buffalo easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Buffalo is 75 Exchange St, located just 0.6 miles away. Select 75 Exchange St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Buffalo. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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