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Rensselaer - Niagara Falls Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Rensselaer to Niagara Falls. The train trip from Rensselaer to Niagara Falls is usually about 6 hours and 33 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Empire Service train can get you there in as little as 6 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance270 mi (434 km)
Fastest train6h 28m
Lowest price$54.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

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

The average price for a train ticket from Rensselaer to Niagara Falls is $73.56, By booking your trip at least 17 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $22.11 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Rensselaer to Niagara Falls. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $50. If you're planning a trip from Rensselaer to Niagara Falls during March, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $60 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Niagara Falls?

2 train services operate from Rensselaer 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 Service26h 29m$82.57
Amtrak Maple Leaf16h 42m$83.62
  • 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 Rensselaer to Niagara Falls takes about 6 hours and 42 minutes on this line, and the average ticket price is .

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Rensselaer and Niagara Falls is approximately 270 miles, or 434 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 28 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.

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

The earliest train departs Rensselaer at 10:00am 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.

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

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

City Information

Rensselaer

Rensselaer is a small town located just across the Hudson River from the New York State capital, Albany. The Amtrak train station that serves Albany is actually located within Rensselaer, so many commuters and vacationers alike will pass through the city when traveling in the Hudson River Valley.

Rensselaer itself boasts a rich industrial tradition, and it was known as a major railway hub in the 19th century. One of the appealing local attractions in town is the Crailo State Historic Site. The site is a manor house, built in 1707, that today serves as a museum dedicated to the culture of Dutch colonists in New York State. More museums, activities, parks, and sights are waiting just across the river in Albany for the curious traveler.

The city of Rensselaer is an important transportation hub for Amtrak trains throughout the region, which include the Amtrak Empire Service, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Amtrak Maple Leaf, and Amtrak Ethan Allen Express. Between these services, Amtrak connects Rensselaer to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond. The nearest airport to the city is the Albany International Airport.

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 Rensselaer?

Main departure station: Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

There is one train station in Rensselaer.

All train stations in Rensselaer:

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train 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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