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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Rome to Buffalo. Traveling by train from Rome to Buffalo usually takes around 3 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Maple Leaf train can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance174 mi (280 km)
Fastest train3h 20m
Lowest price$41.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Service
Train lines2

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Which train should you take from Rome to Buffalo?

2 train services operate from Rome, New York to Buffalo, New York. 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 Service23h 44m$41.00
Amtrak Maple Leaf13h 23m$41.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rome to Buffalo during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Rome to Buffalo?

The distance between Rome and Buffalo is approximately 174 miles, or 280 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 20 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 Rome 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 Saturday 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 Rome at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Rome to Buffalo?

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

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

City Information

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 Rome?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Rome.

Where is the train station in Buffalo?

Arrival stations

Buffalo has one train station.

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