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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Buffalo to New York?

Lowest price$68.00
Fastest train8h 20m
Trains per day2
Train lines2

Buffalo to New York Route Map

Buffalo New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Buffalo to New York 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.

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

In the last month, $68.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $44.04 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Buffalo to New York?

The distance between Buffalo and New York is approximately 292 miles, or 471 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 20 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 Buffalo to New York 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 Buffalo at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. 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 New York?

Trains leave the station in Buffalo twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to New York 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 New York to Buffalo. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Buffalo to New York for $30.00.

Which train should you take from Buffalo to New York?

2 train services operate from Buffalo, New York to New York, New York. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service18h 21m$90.09
Amtrak Maple Leaf19h 1m$77.26

Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Buffalo to New York start from $68, and on average cost $90. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to New York. Amtrak Empire Service in Buffalo leaves from 75 Exchange St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station, From Buffalo to New York train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 8 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to travel to New York on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Empire Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $89 for a one-way weekend reservation from Buffalo.

Amtrak Maple Leaf train tickets from Buffalo to New York start from $68, and on average cost $77. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Maple Leaf schedules to New York. Amtrak Maple Leaf in Buffalo leaves from 75 Exchange St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station, From Buffalo to New York train travel on Amtrak Maple Leaf takes 9 hours and 1 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Maple Leaf offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to travel to New York on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Maple Leaf scheduled trip per day, which will cost $80 for a one-way weekend reservation from Buffalo.

Price trends for trains from Buffalo to New York

Average prices by travel date

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Tiangue

May 6, 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

It was fast and there was time stamps for every stop.It was fast and there was time stamps for every stop.

5.0

Ethel

February 11, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: It was in time and for my self that I'm in advance age I had the good experience of being helped with my bags. Cons: I think it would be helpul to have some kind of assistant when you purchase you ticket go ask for some type of help for the seniors to get there b... Pros: It was in time and for my self that I'm in advance age I had the good experience of being helped with my bags. Cons: I think it would be helpul to have some kind of assistant when you purchase you ticket go ask for some type of help for the seniors to get there bags and self to train. Thanks.More

5.0

Gabriella

January 31, 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: everything was great. Cons: cleaner bathrooms. Tips: great deal, would definitely take again. Pros: everything was great. Cons: cleaner bathrooms. Tips: great deal, would definitely take again.

5.0

Patrick

January 2, 2020 - Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Communication and punctuality. Tips: Follow the instructions inside the train carefully and if you have any question please ask, there is a person inside the train with Amtrak log on his jacket ready to help you out. Pros: Communication and punctuality. Tips: Follow the instructions inside the train carefully and if you have any question please ask, there is a person inside the train with Amtrak log on his jacket ready to help you out.

5.0

Jesus

November 26, 2019 -

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: The bathroom smells bad , the seats and everything is fine. Cons: Since the ride was a long ride they should have some music on. Tips: I highly recommend , to my family and other travellers to take the train, it's an adventure. Pros: The bathroom smells bad , the seats and everything is fine. Cons: Since the ride was a long ride they should have some music on. Tips: I highly recommend , to my family and other travellers to take the train, it's an adventure.

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