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Overview: Train from Boston to Buffalo, NY

distanceDistance398 miles (642 km)
durationAverage train duration13 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$150 (€125)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Boston to Buffalo, NY cover the 398 miles (642 km) long trip taking on average 13 h 8 min with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $150 (€125), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $124 (€104).

Trains from Boston to Buffalo

Buffalo City is located in Wright County, Minnesota northwest of Minneapolis. The city is renowned for the historic Hanover Bridge and Lake Maria State Park. Though there are several options to travel between Boston and Buffalo, passengers may find trains the most convenient option, allowing passengers to relax as they travel. The average distance from Boston to Buffalo is about 399 miles. Trains, however, provide a convenient way to connect between these two cities. The average trip duration from Boston to Buffalo via train is 15 hours and 42 minutes. However, the duration is dependent on the length of the stopover as well as the number of connection destinations. A direct train from Boston to Buffalo, for instance, can take a shorter connecting period of 13 hours and two minutes, while longer services from Boston to Buffalo with more changes, on the other hand, can take as long as 17 hours. Passengers should be sure to check their schedule and plan accordingly to ensure they are on the best connection.

Which train companies travel from Boston to Buffalo?

There is only one train company that provides transit services between Boston to Buffalo. Amtrak, the sole train company servicing this route is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity services in the contiguous United States and nine Canadian cities. Amtrak trains do not provide direct trips from Boston to Buffalo. Instead, it offers a connecting transit service between these two cities. The connecting stop from Boston to Buffalo is usually set at Albany.

How long is the train ride from Boston to Buffalo?

The average distance between Boston to Buffalo is 399 miles. The average train trip duration from Boston to Buffalo is approximately 15 hours and 42 minutes. Passengers should remember that there is no direct train trip from Boston to Buffalo. The duration of the stopover determines the duration of the connecting train trip between these two cities. Amtrak offers a fast connection from Boston to Buffalo, covering the 399 miles (642 kilometers) in 13 hours and two minutes. However, depending on the time spent at the stopover, the longest duration for a train from Boston to Buffalo is 17 hours. The average stopover at Albany takes about 30 minutes to an hour. All Amtrak services from Boston to Buffalo are connecting routes.

How many trains are there from Boston to Buffalo?

There are four scheduled trains from Boston to Buffalo. Amtrak, the sole train carrier operates regular trips from Boston to Buffalo. Amtrak provides four trips from Boston to Buffalo every day. The first train from Boston to Buffalo departs from Boston to Buffalo at 6.00 a.m. while the last train leaves at 9.00 p.m. On average, there are 30 trips from Boston to Buffalo every month. It's always advisable for travelers to book in advance to avoid the last minute rush and take advantage of the early booking discounts. It is important to remember that all services are connecting services with no direct trains available.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Boston to Buffalo?

Departure station: The departure stations for trains from Boston to Buffalo are South Station or Back Bay Station. Back Bay is located at 145 Dartmouth Street with South Station found at 700 Atlantic Avenue. South Station is the busiest departing train station in Boston. It is the northern station terminus of the busy Northeast Corridor. The station is known for its unique eagle -topped clock and gently curving façade. Some of the facilities available at the station include ATMs, restrooms, shops, restaurants, free WiFi connection, Quik-Trak kiosks, payphones, and vending machines. Elevators are offered for those with limited mobility offering access to the subway station. Adjacent to the station Regional coach services are available from the South Station terminal. Back-Bay train station is within walkable distance from Boston city center on the south of Copley Square. It operates secondary intercity Amtrak trains from Boston to Buffalo and other surrounding towns.

Arrival station: Trains leaving from Boston to Buffalo arrive at 75 Exchange St. Exchange Street Station is located in downtown Buffalo close to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and serves six Amtrak trains daily. It is within walking distance of the famous Niagara Square and south of the Coca-Cola field. The train station serves as the hub for many daily trips from Buffalo to various cities in the US. There is also daily Coach USA bus service at the station serving from the station to the city center and the regions around. For travelers' convenience waiting areas, restrooms, information booths, ATMs, shops, restaurants, and ticket plazas are provided at 75 Exchange St. Station. Baggage assistance is provided by Checked Baggage accepted 45 minutes before departure. Other services available at the station include rental cars, taxis, and parking.​

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train from Boston to Buffalo, NY cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Buffalo, NY from Boston for as low as $124 (€104)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train to Buffalo, NY from Boston?

If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Boston to Buffalo, NY train price to come in at an average of $150 (€125)  one way.

What is the distance from Boston to Buffalo, NY by train?

The train distance from Boston to Buffalo, NY is around 398 miles (642 km).

How long is a train to Buffalo, NY from Boston on average?

While the time it takes to travel 398 miles (642 km) to Buffalo, NY from Boston can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Boston to Buffalo, NY train journey time is on average 13 h 8 min.

When does the first train depart from Boston to Buffalo, NY? When does the last train depart from Boston to Buffalo, NY?

The earliest train departing from Boston to Buffalo, NY leaves at 11: 35 AM. The last train departing from Boston to Buffalo, NY leaves at 1: 15 PM. You can find the latest Boston to Buffalo, NY train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Boston to Buffalo, NY to get the best deals?

If you book the Boston to Buffalo, NY train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $150 (€125). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Boston to Buffalo, NY. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.