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Buffalo - Poughkeepsie Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie. Traveling by train from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie usually takes around 7 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 6 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance266 mi (428 km)
Fastest train6h 39m
Lowest price$65.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Donald

March 1, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Everything as planned. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Prebook as much as possible.

Pros: Everything as planned. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Prebook as much as possible.

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

In the last month, $66.13 was the average price of a train ticket from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $20.38 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie will vary between $65 and $84. Planning a train trip to Poughkeepsie within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Buffalo over the next 7 days is $65. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $66 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $73 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Poughkeepsie from Buffalo will be about $20.38 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie?

There are 3 train lines with service from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak Empire Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak111h 23m$76.42
Amtrak Empire Service26h 55m$71.14
Amtrak Maple Leaf17h 20m$69.26
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $73.

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  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie start from $65, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak Empire Service in Buffalo leaves from 75 Exchange St . And in Poughkeepsie trains arrive at 41 Main St .

    From Buffalo to Poughkeepsie train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Poughkeepsie faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 39 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Poughkeepsie.

  • Amtrak Maple Leaf

    Amtrak Maple Leaf

    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. A trip from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie takes about 7 hours and 20 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie?

The distance between Buffalo and Poughkeepsie is approximately 266 miles, or 428 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 39 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Buffalo at 4:00am 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 Poughkeepsie?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Poughkeepsie to Buffalo.

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 Buffalo?

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Main departure station: 75 Exchange St

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.

All train stations in Buffalo:

  • 75 Exchange St

  • 217 West 2nd St

  • Central Ave Post Office

Where is the train station in Poughkeepsie?

Main arrival station: 41 Main St

Poughkeepsie has one train station.

All train stations in Poughkeepsie:

  • 41 Main St

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