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Rensselaer-Buffalo Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Rensselaer to Buffalo?

Lowest Price$54.00
Fastest Train5h 23m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rensselaer to Buffalo right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $54.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer, NY to Buffalo, NY. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Rensselaer to Buffalo?

The distance between Rensselaer and Buffalo is approximately 261 miles, or 420 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 23 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 Rensselaer to Buffalo are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Rensselaer at 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Rensselaer to Buffalo?

Trains leave the station in Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer.

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Buffalo?

Amtrak Empire Service is the one and only train line which connects Rensselaer, 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 Service25h 24m$54.00

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

There is one train station in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 525 East St

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

Buffalo has one train station:

  • 75 Exchange St

Price trends for trains from Rensselaer to Buffalo

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AugAug

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rensselaer, NY to Buffalo, NY
4.3
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.7
Condition
4.3
Sachin
4.0
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The ticket was seriously a good bargain for money. I booked it in the last minute as well. I will be making all my future bookings from Wanderu from now on.
Cons
There's nothing at the moment. Only the wifi in the train was not very good. It didn't work.
Tips
Make reservations may be a bit earlier.
Daniella
4.0
October 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was smooth and very comfortable
Cons
The delay was too long
Tips
Just know if there is a medical emergency the train is going to be delayed for a good hour or more.
Erik
5.0
October 11, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The money I saved booking my trip through Wanderu.
Cons
N/A
Tips
Try to book your trips a bit in advance so as not to pay ridiculous fees.

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