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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from New York to Niagara Falls. Traveling by train from New York to Niagara Falls usually takes 9 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can make the trip in 9 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance307 mi (493 km)
Fastest train9h 18m
Lowest price$60.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New York to Niagara Falls

(Based on 30 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Donna

April 9, 2024- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: Very comfortable seating and leg room. Staff very pleasant. Cons: Perhaps an extra cleaning of the bathrooms midway through trip. We had a 9 hour journey and by the end the bathrooms were somewhat messy even though they started out clean. Tips: I brought hand sanitizer and wipes and was thankful I did, my tray was disgusting when I arrived and it was so nice to clean off and start fresh. Looked like a toddler used it before me.

4.0

Larissa

January 7, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: I enjoyed the comfort and easy-going of the ride. Staff were very communicative. Lots of leg room. Cons: An observatory car. A bit more of a heads up about the engine car swap. Closing the train car connecting doors from Buffalo to Niagara Falls would be nice. Accepting Canadian currency at the cafe car since it travels into Canada. CAD should be accepted. Tips: Bring USD if you're from Canada. Expect to be delayed by an hour.

4.0

Randall

June 8, 2023- Business

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: Pretty quick and inexpensive way to get from NY to Niagara Falls. Cons: Bathrooms could be cleaned.

5.0

MD SHANAWAZ

May 30, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: I have missed the my time schedule train at 1020 hrs. I have reported late to the customers svc ( Mr Frank) and explain about my late arrival. He smiled at me and transfer my ticket to the next one. Surprisingly he adjusted my 9 years daughter fare with the minor one which I could not do it online. While boarding I was given special priority with my kids apart ftom my regular line. Overall I am really impressed with the overall service. Cons: Journey time is a bit long than that of bus. Need to complete within 7 to 8 hours. WiFi access was limited, it can be improve in future.

5.0

John

May 27, 2023

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: The trip was made all thr better by our guide Roland.He was knowledgable courteous and above all entertaining.Well done Roland. Cons: Very little. Tips: Be prepared for Canadian prices.

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?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from New York to Niagara Falls was $68.80. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 25 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $45.78 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from New York to Niagara Falls will cost between $64 and $115. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from New York to Niagara Falls often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in April when the average ticket price is only $77. If you're thinking of traveling from New York to Niagara Falls during August, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $84 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in August, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from New York to Niagara Falls on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time, you can save about $45.78 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

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

2 train services operate from New York to Niagara Falls. Amtrak Empire Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Service29h 22m$88.20
Amtrak Maple Leaf19h 37m$81.34
  • The Amtrak Empire Service is a rail line spanning the Empire Corridor, a rail route through New York state from New York City to Niagara Falls. Several Amtrak passenger trains service this route, providing travelers with multiple options when commuting between cities in New York State. The trains themselves feature free internet, cafe service with snacks, beverages, and meals, and comfortable seats to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Hudson River Valley and Upstate New York.

  • 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 New York to Niagara Falls takes about 9 hours and 37 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 18 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.

Trains from New York to Niagara Falls are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs New York at 7:00am 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.

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New York to Niagara Falls.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Niagara Falls to New York.

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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls has captured millions of visitors with its jaw-dropping panoramic splendor, deafening roars, and brilliant rainbows. The most astonishing fact about Niagara Falls is that almost four thousand tons of water flow over Niagara Falls every second. Niagara Falls is also the oldest state park in America and should be on every bucket list.

The closest restaurant and hotel to Niagara Falls is the Red Coach Inn. Every room has its own exquisite and historical look, and it will feel like you are staying inside a castle. Make sure to order the legendary Creme Brulee French Toast! It's even more delicious than it sounds.

To get to Niagara, you fly into the Niagara Falls International Airport. FlixBus, Adirondack Trailways, and more also provide bus service to the area with routes from Buffalo, New York, Binghamton, Rochester, and more. Trains from Buffalo to Niagara Falls are also popular, and Amtrak has several lines from Boston, Chicago, Washington, and Toronto to Niagara Falls.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at 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:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn 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

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