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Niagara Falls - Buffalo Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo

There are usually 5 daily bus trips available from Niagara Falls to Buffalo.

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Train
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$9.67
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$14.07
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5
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2
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0h 28m
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0h 34m
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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Niagara Falls to Buffalo. The train trip from Niagara Falls to Buffalo is usually about 35 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Maple Leaf train can get you there in as little as 33 minutes.

Distance17 mi (27 km)
Fastest train0h 33m
Lowest price$14.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

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Average score for trains from Niagara Falls to Buffalo

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Niagara Falls to Buffalo was $14.05. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 29 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $1.58 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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The cost of a one-way train trip from Niagara Falls to Buffalo is expected to stay pretty stable over the next four weeks. No matter which day you travel, you can expect to pay about $14 for your ticket.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the train from Niagara Falls to Buffalo usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $14 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The average price of train tickets from Niagara Falls to Buffalo is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your train tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the train being sold out.

Which train should you take from Niagara Falls to Buffalo?

2 train services operate from Niagara Falls to Buffalo. 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 Service20h 36m$14.05
Amtrak Maple Leaf10h 33m$14.39
  • 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 Niagara Falls to Buffalo takes about 0 hours and 33 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Niagara Falls and Buffalo is approximately 17 miles, or 27 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 33 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Buffalo.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Niagara Falls to Buffalo on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Niagara Falls at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Niagara Falls to Buffalo.

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

City Information

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.

Buffalo

Buffalo is a great budget destination that will not burn through your pocket. Located just a few hours’ drive away from Niagara Falls, the city serves as a transportation hub for tourists who want to marvel at the sights of the famous landmark. Visitors can either enjoy the tour from a boat, or walk around the section behind the falls themselves. If you opt for a more idyllic and peaceful destination instead, Forest Lawn is a good choice. A beautiful cemetery that is far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the destination is a perfect spot for a picnic. As the day winds down to an end, don’t hesitate to attend a performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, which features lavish interiors as well as amazing Broadway shows.

Buffalo’s chicken wings are the city’s trademark dish, and tourists who wish to grab a bite could do so at Duff’s Famous Wings or Anchor Bar. For a wider selection, The Left Bank is an even better option.

The principal bus station in Buffalo is the Metropolitan Transportation Center downtown. Travelers can catch buses by Greyhound, New York Trailways, Fullington Trailways and Barons Bus Lines from this station. The main Amtrak train station in Buffalo is located on Exchange St not too far from the bus station. Buffalo is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s principal airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is located in the suburb area of Cheektowaga. The city is also served by the nearby Niagara Falls International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?

Main departure station: 825 Depot Ave W

There is one train station in Niagara Falls.

All train stations in Niagara Falls:

  • 825 Depot Ave W

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

75 Exchange St  - BNYAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 75 Exchange St

Situated in a busy area, the Amtrak Station on Exchange Street is a central hub of transportation for the city of Buffalo. The primary services provided by the station include the Amtrak train lines, Empire Service and Maple Leaf, as well as intercity buses on Amtrak Thruway. The station is not the first passenger train station on Exchange Street, as there have been four previous stations on the same street. The most recent building includes a state-of-the-art waiting area as well as drop-off and pick-up zones. The station also features a parking lot with plenty of spaces. Possible destinations from Buffalo include Niagara Falls and New York City.

All train stations in Buffalo:

  • 75 Exchange St

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