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Niagara Falls - Rochester Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Niagara Falls to Rochester. The train trip from Niagara Falls to Rochester is usually about one hour and 45 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Maple Leaf train can get you there in as little as one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance72 mi (116 km)
Fastest train1h 40m
Lowest price$23.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Niagara Falls to Rochester

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

julie

August 15, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Pros: The staff at the Niagria Falls Amtrek very helpful. The train was on time. Cons: The Niagara station did not have a board to let you know the trains schedule. The Rochester Station had the board which was helpful. Efficient otherwise. Tips: Book on-line & print your ticket!!

5.0

Clara

February 21, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Service

Pros: The train was clean and the staff was wonderful. Cons: Perfect no improvements are neededt. Tips: If you never road a train you don't know what you have been misding..

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Niagara Falls and Rochester cost $24.42, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 12 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $4.70 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Niagara Falls to Rochester is expected to fluctuate between $24 and $30 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Rochester in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Niagara Falls is $24.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Niagara Falls to Rochester. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $26. If you're planning a trip from Niagara Falls to Rochester during July, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $30 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Niagara Falls to Rochester on Wanderu at least 12 days ahead of time, you can save about $4.70 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Niagara Falls to Rochester?

2 train services operate from Niagara Falls to Rochester. 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 Service21h 48m$24.67
Amtrak Maple Leaf11h 41m$26.46
  • 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 Rochester takes about 1 hours and 41 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Niagara Falls and Rochester is approximately 72 miles, or 116 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 40 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Niagara Falls to Rochester tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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 Rochester.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Rochester 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.

Rochester

Rochester, NY

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Perched on the shore on Lake Ontario, Rochester is an idyllic city with a small-town vibe, making it the perfect destination for those looking for some family-friendly fun. Rochester’s pride is Highland Park, which is one of the oldest arboretums in the U.S. Designed by the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the park features idyllic paths cutting through treelines and fragrant lilac bushes. If you wish to marvel at the beauty of the Genesee River’s Gorge, go on a hiking trip on the Genesee Riverway Trail. For more cultural activities, George Eastman Museum, the world’s oldest photography museum, would be a great choice.

Rochester’s food scene features many quirky dishes, including the famous local garbage plate, which features your choice of meat along with decadent sides. For the best garbage plates, you might want to check out Nick Tahou Hots.

The city’s busiest bus station is the Trailways Terminal downtown. The station serves several bus carriers, including New York Trailways, Greyhound and OurBus, among others. The principal Amtrak train station is Louis M. Slaughter Station, which is located just across the street from the bus station. Rochester is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s commercial air services are served by the Greater Rochester International Airport, located 3 miles southwest of downtown.

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 Rochester?

Louise M. Slaughter Station - ROCAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Louise M. Slaughter Station

Opened in 2017, the Louise M. Slaughter Station Rochester is nearly brand new. It serves three Amtrak train lines: the Lake Shore Limited, the Empire Service, and the Maple Leaf. The station was renamed Louise M. Slaughter Station in honor of U.S. Representative Louise M. Slaughter, who died in March 2018. This intermodal transit station is connected to the rest of the area via transit buses and taxis. Spread across 9,500 square feet, Louise M. Slaughter Station has a classic red brick design, with cast stone and granite used in various places. At the station, you will find an indoor waiting area with plenty of seats. There are also several vending machines, an ATM, and restroom facilities.

All train stations in Rochester:

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

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