Cheap train tickets from Rensselaer to Buffalo, NY

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How much are train tickets from Rensselaer to Buffalo, NY?

Lowest Price$54.00
Fastest5h 14m
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Overall score for Rensselaer to Buffalo
4.5
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Rensselaer to Buffalo, NY?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Rensselaer to Buffalo is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Rensselaer to Buffalo was $54.76. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $10.37 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Rensselaer to Buffalo, NY?

The distance between Rensselaer and Buffalo is approximately 261.15 miles, or 420.17 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 14 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Rensselaer to Buffalo?

On Friday trains from Rensselaer to Buffalo are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Empire Service has the most connections between Rensselaer to Buffalo, NY

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Buffalo. On the route to Buffalo 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Empire Service offers the most scheduled departures between Rensselaer to Buffalo, usually offering 2 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Buffalo, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Rensselaer to Buffalo

Amtrak Empire Service

Amtrak Empire Service train tickets from Rensselaer to Buffalo start from $54.00, and on average cost $57.29. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Service schedules to Buffalo. Amtrak Empire Service in Rensselaer leaves from Albany-Rensselaer Station - 525 East St, And in Buffalo trains arrive at 75 Exchange St,

From Rensselaer to Buffalo train travel on Amtrak Empire Service takes 5 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Buffalo faster, Amtrak Empire Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 14 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $60.44 for a one-way train ticket to Buffalo.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 24m
Avg. Price
$57.29

Amtrak Maple Leaf

Amtrak Maple Leaf train tickets from Rensselaer to Buffalo start from $54.00, and on average cost $60.00. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Maple Leaf schedules to Buffalo. Amtrak Maple Leaf in Rensselaer leaves from Albany-Rensselaer Station - 525 East St, And in Buffalo trains arrive at 75 Exchange St,

From Rensselaer to Buffalo train travel on Amtrak Maple Leaf takes 5 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Buffalo faster, Amtrak Maple Leaf offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 14 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Buffalo on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Maple Leaf scheduled trip per day, which will cost $62.74 for a one-way weekend reservation from Rensselaer.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 15m
Avg. Price
$60.00

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Rensselaer on their way to Buffalo. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Rensselaer are:
  • Albany-Rensselaer Station - 525 East St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Buffalo from Rensselaer. These are the busiest arriving stations in Buffalo:
  • 75 Exchange St