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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Buffalo to Syracuse?

Lowest Price$31.00
Fastest Train2h 23m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Buffalo to Syracuse. 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.

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

In the last month, $31.31 was the average price of a train ticket from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.55 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Buffalo to Syracuse?

The distance between Buffalo and Syracuse is approximately 139 miles, or 223 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 23 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Buffalo to Syracuse are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Thursday 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 Syracuse?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Syracuse. 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 Syracuse to Buffalo. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Buffalo to Syracuse for $22.00.

Which train should you take from Buffalo to Syracuse?

There are 3 train lines with service from Buffalo, New York to Syracuse, New York. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 3m$32.73
Amtrak Empire Service12h 32m$31.00
Amtrak Maple Leaf12h 23m$31.00

Amtrak train tickets from Buffalo to Syracuse start from $31, and on average cost $33. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Syracuse. Amtrak in Buffalo leaves from 75 Exchange St, And in Syracuse trains arrive at Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt and one other train station. From Buffalo to Syracuse train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Syracuse faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Syracuse on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $33 for a one-way weekend reservation from Buffalo.

Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Buffalo to Syracuse start from $31, and on average cost $31. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Syracuse. Amtrak Empire Service in Buffalo leaves from 75 Exchange St, And in Syracuse trains arrive at Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir, From Buffalo to Syracuse train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 2 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Syracuse faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Syracuse on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Empire Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $31 for a one-way weekend reservation from Buffalo.

Amtrak Maple Leaf train tickets from Buffalo to Syracuse start from $31, and on average cost $31. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Maple Leaf schedules to Syracuse. Amtrak Maple Leaf in Buffalo leaves from 75 Exchange St, And in Syracuse trains arrive at Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir, From Buffalo to Syracuse train travel on Amtrak Maple Leaf takes 2 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Syracuse on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Maple Leaf scheduled trip per day, which will cost $31 for a one-way weekend reservation from Buffalo.

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

There is one train station in Buffalo:

  • 75 Exchange St

Where is the train station in Syracuse?

Syracuse receives travelers from Buffalo at its two active train stations:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1 Walsh Cir
  • Syracuse Hancock Intl Apt

Price trends for trains from Buffalo to Syracuse

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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