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New York - Niagara Falls Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from New York to Niagara Falls. Traveling by train from New York to Niagara Falls usually takes around 9 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 8 hours and 51 minutes.

Distance307 mi (493 km)
Fastest train8h 51m
Lowest price$68.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Niagara Falls

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Olga

November 8, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

It was really comfy, Considering that it was an 11 hour trip. Everything was very clean staff was very friendly. Train was on time. Not cold not hot temperature. Pretty good restaurant. Will do it again definitely!

It was really comfy, Considering that it was an 11 hour trip. Everything was very clean staff was very friendly. Train was on time. Not cold not hot temperature. Pretty good restaurant. Will do it again definitely!

5.0

Jana

July 25, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Good very nice 👍. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Good very nice 👍. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Saida

June 26, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Everyone was informed and kind. Cons: Controlling the a.c. It was a bit to high. Tips: Bring a blanket.

Pros: Everyone was informed and kind. Cons: Controlling the a.c. It was a bit to high. Tips: Bring a blanket.

5.0

Deborah

June 3, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Service

Everything

Everything

5.0

Alicia

March 27, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Wonderful! Cons: It was great!

Pros: Wonderful! Cons: It was great!

New York to Niagara Falls Route Map

New York Niagara Falls

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

Typically $74.51 is the average price you should expect to pay for a train ticket to Niagara Falls. Any tickets cheaper than $74.51 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30JanFeb

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Niagara Falls will vary between $68 and $89. Planning a train trip to Niagara Falls within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is $68. 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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Traveling from New York to Niagara Falls by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $71 whenever you decide to board the train to Niagara Falls.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from New York to Niagara Falls remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from New York to Niagara Falls?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Niagara Falls. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak314h 10m$232.18
Amtrak Empire Service28h 53m$74.20
Amtrak Maple Leaf19h 11m$68.92
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from New York to Niagara Falls every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $100.

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  • Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service

    Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from New York to Niagara Falls start from $68, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Niagara Falls. Amtrak Empire Service in New York leaves from Penn Station . And in Niagara Falls trains arrive at 825 Depot Ave W .

    From New York to Niagara Falls train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 8 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Niagara Falls faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 51 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Niagara Falls.

  • Amtrak Maple Leaf

    Amtrak Maple Leaf

    Amtrak Maple Leaf train tickets from New York to Niagara Falls start from $68, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Maple Leaf schedules to Niagara Falls. Amtrak Maple Leaf in New York leaves from Penn Station . And in Niagara Falls trains arrive at 825 Depot Ave W .

    From New York to Niagara Falls train travel on Amtrak Maple Leaf takes 9 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Niagara Falls faster, Amtrak Maple Leaf offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 51 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Niagara Falls on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Maple Leaf scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take Amtrak to Niagara Falls?

Yes, you can take Amtrak to Niagara Falls. There are 3 daily Amtrak trains scheduled from New York City to Niagara Falls. The trip takes around 9 hours.

Do you need a passport to go to Niagara Falls?

U.S. citizens do not need a passport to visit the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. If you want to visit the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, a valid passport, passport card, or another WHTI-compliant document is required for re-entering the U.S., and a passport is a valid form of ID for entering Canada.

For U.S. citizen children age 15 and younger, an original or copy of a birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Naturalization Certificate also work for land travel, but passports have the added benefit of working for air travel.

If you're planning on traveling to Canada with children, you may also need to bring proof of custody. If you're traveling with children for whom you don't have full legal custody, you may be required to show a notarized affidavit of consent from the child's parents.

What is the best month to visit Niagara Falls?

The best months to visit Niagara Falls are June and September. Room rates are cheaper outside of the peak summer season (July and August) and there are fewer crowds, but the weather is still warm. Later fall is also a nice time to visit, but the fireworks over the falls only continue on weekend nights through mid-October.

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls?

The distance between New York and Niagara Falls is approximately 307 miles, or 493 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 51 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for trains as people head from New York to Niagara Falls for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to Niagara Falls, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 6:00am 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.

How many train trips to Niagara Falls are there per day?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Niagara Falls. 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 Niagara Falls to New York.

City Information

New York

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

New York, NY - Penn Station - NYCPEN-0

Main departure station: Penn Station

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.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Union Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Newark Penn Station

  • 44 Station Road

  • 41 Central St

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?

Main arrival station: 825 Depot Ave W

Niagara Falls has one train station.

All train stations in Niagara Falls:

  • 825 Depot Ave W

Need a return trip from Niagara Falls to New York?

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