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Trip Summary

7 trains operate daily from Cleveland to New York. The train trip from Cleveland to New York is usually about 15 hours and 16 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can get you there in as little as 12 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance404 mi (650 km)
Fastest train12h 52m
Lowest price$43.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Cleveland to New York

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Herman E

November 29, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Even though there was unplanned layover for one hour, to exchange engine car, the conductor manage to get to final destination on time safely. Cons: No comment. Tips: No comment.

5.0

Dennis

January 21, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: Great accommodations. Cons: I was working the entire trip- internet connection got spotty at times. The lunch quality of food was good; breakfast could have been better (fake eggs).

5.0

Levi

October 23, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: excellent service! Cons: excellent service!

5.0

Marina

July 27, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: I liked it. Cons: Cold inside.

4.0

Zarnigar

July 26, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: Comfort. Cons: Price.

What is the price of a train ticket from Cleveland to New York?

The average price for a train ticket from Cleveland to New York is $127.53, Tickets are generally pricier for this train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. By booking your trip at least 29 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 $70.36 more.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Cleveland to New York will range from $113 to $192. If you're planning to travel by train to New York in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Cleveland you can find in the next 7 days is $131. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Cleveland to New York, with the average price at just $129. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in July, when the average price goes up to $206. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Cleveland to New York, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $70.36 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Cleveland to New York?

2 train services operate from Cleveland to New York. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak615h 40m$167.16
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited112h 52m$105.24
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 6 Amtrak trains from Cleveland to New York every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $75.

  • The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway in Cleveland and arrives at NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York. The route takes about 12 hours and 52 minutes and ticket prices start at $43.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Cleveland and New York is approximately 404 miles, or 650 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 52 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.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Cleveland to New York. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Cleveland at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00am. 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 7 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Cleveland to New York. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Cleveland.

City Information

Cleveland

An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cleveland?

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Main departure station: 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

The Amtrak Station on Cleveland Memorial Shoreway is directly adjacent to the NFL Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium and the expansive Lake Erie beyond. Pro tip: sit on the North side of the train to catch a glimpse of the lake on your way out of town! This station is a stop for Amtrak’s Capitol Limited line from DC to Chicago and the Lake Shore Limited line from Chicago to New York City or Boston. Cleveland’s local Rapid Transit Waterfront Line also serves this station for service within the city. In the immediate area surrounding the station, you’ll find the Great Lakes Science Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, and several hotels and restaurants for convenience during your travels.

All train stations in Cleveland:

  • 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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