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How much are train tickets from Buffalo to Rensselaer?

Lowest Price$54.00
Fastest Train5h 12m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3
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Price trends for trains from Buffalo to Rensselaer

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JunJun

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Buffalo to Rensselaer
4.7
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
2.5
Condition
4.5
Rachel
3.0
July 24, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Wifi was awful. Train was late getting to renselear.

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Buffalo to Rensselaer?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $54.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Buffalo to Rensselaer.

How long is the train journey from Buffalo to Rensselaer?

The distance between Buffalo and Rensselaer is approximately 261 miles, or 420 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 12 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 Rensselaer are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Monday 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.

How many trains per day run from Buffalo to Rensselaer?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Rensselaer. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rensselaer to Buffalo. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Buffalo to Rensselaer for $27.00.

What train services are there from Buffalo to Rensselaer?

There are 3 train lines with service from Buffalo to Rensselaer. There is only one daily train on each service.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 6m$54.00
Amtrak Empire Service15h 12m$54.00
Amtrak Maple Leaf15h 44m$54.00

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

There is one train station in Buffalo:

  • 75 Exchange St

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Rensselaer has one train station:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 525 East St

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