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New York-Buffalo Train Schedule

Train
PLN 488.67
1:20 PM
Penn Station
9:38 PM
75 Exchange St
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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from New York to Buffalo. Traveling by train from New York to Buffalo usually takes around 8 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 8 hours and 3 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Fastest train8h 3m
Lowest pricePLN 257.59
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Patricia

January 5, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service
Pros: The train ride was relaxing and comfortable. Cons: The bathroom on the train from Buffalo to NY-Penn was not the cleanest. It could have been 100% cleaner. Tips: BE ON TIME. Pros: The train ride was relaxing and comfortable. Cons: The bathroom on the train from Buffalo to NY-Penn was not the cleanest. It could have been 100% cleaner. Tips: BE ON TIME.

5.0

Edgar

November 16, 2019 - Business

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Very relaxing!!! Nice not to be driving. Lot more comfortable then airplane. Cons: I’ve only made 2 trips on train so not really sure at this time. Tips: Plan your trip and ask questions. No one volunteered any information as we went along. Pros: Very relaxing!!! Nice not to be driving. Lot more comfortable then airplane. Cons: I’ve only made 2 trips on train so not really sure at this time. Tips: Plan your trip and ask questions. No one volunteered any information as we went along.

5.0

Tariq Mehmood Ahmed

September 25, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service
Pros: It's a really good, and I will travel very soon. Excellent train and excellent service. Cons: No need for improvement. Pros: It's a really good, and I will travel very soon. Excellent train and excellent service. Cons: No need for improvement.

5.0

Curtis

August 18, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service
Pros: Loved seeing the countryside. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Take your ear buds and listen to music while you stare out at the world. Pros: Loved seeing the countryside. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Take your ear buds and listen to music while you stare out at the world.

5.0

Gary

August 2, 2019 -

Amtrak Empire Service
Cons: Wedding. Tips: Need to try and serve iced coffee. Cons: Wedding. Tips: Need to try and serve iced coffee.

New York to Buffalo Route Map

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

In the last month, PLN 257.59 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around PLN 160.58 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

PLN 398PLN 265PLN 133MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Buffalo will vary between PLN 258 and PLN 349. Planning a train trip to Buffalo within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is PLN 258. 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

PLN 284PLN 227PLN 170PLN 114PLN 57JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Buffalo by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just PLN 258 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Buffalo in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to PLN 284 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

PLN 379PLN 303PLN 227PLN 152PLN 763020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 17 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Buffalo from New York will be about PLN 160.58 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Buffalo?

Amtrak Empire Service is the one and only train line which connects New York, New York to Buffalo, New York. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service28h 16mPLN 307.29

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between New York and Buffalo is approximately 292 miles, or 471 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 3 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 New York to Buffalo are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 New York at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 New York to Buffalo?

Trains leave the station in New York twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Buffalo 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 Buffalo to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Buffalo for PLN 113.64.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

new york penn station

Departure stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

Arrival stations

Buffalo has one train station:

Other train stations in Buffalo:

  • 75 Exchange St

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