The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Buffalo, NY to Boston is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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|Distance||398 miles (642 km)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
Trains from Buffalo, NY to Boston cover the 398 miles (642 km) long route taking on average 13 h 7 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available.
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Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey from Buffalo, NY to Boston, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.
Amtrak from Buffalo, NY to Boston train information:
Traveling east through New England from Buffalo to Boston is relatively easy by train, although it is not an especially quick journey. Passengers can choose from either a direct or indirect train. On the direct train they have a choice between buying a reserved coach, business class, or a roomette ticket (which comes with a bed to sleep in). Trains depart from either Exchange Street Station or Depew Station, with all trains arriving into Boston South Station, although passengers can get off one stop earlier at Back Bay Station if that is more convenient. Between the two departing stations, there is typically a train from Buffalo to Boston four times every weekday, with six per day at the weekend.
The train from Buffalo to Boston is provided by Amtrak. The direct train between the two cities operates on Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited line (complete with roomettes), while the indirect routes are typically a mix of Amtrak's Empire Service, the Northeast regional, and, as with the direct line, the Lake Shore Limited line. The Lake Shore Limited line has an illustrious history, and runs all the way from Chicago, Illinois to New York City and Boston. The trains are all equipped with diner cars, and as of January 2019, passengers have been able to buy a full continental breakfast, as well as hot food (including entrees) for both lunch and their evening meal.
Buffalo and Boston lie 450 miles (720 kilometers) apart from one another, although both are located in the far northeastern corner of the United States. Taking a direct Lake Shore Limited train, the train from Buffalo to Boston can be as quick as 11 hours (give or take a few minutes), with the direct connection departing from Depew Station. Indirect trains from Depew can take between 11 hours (taking a combination of different Lake Shore Limited trains), and 13 hours, where passengers have an hour's wait in New York City's Penn Station. Trains from Exchange Street typically take a little longer, with the slowest service taking around 16 hours, including a two-hour stopover in New York City.
On a typical weekday, the train from Buffalo to Boston departs four times a day, with three from Depew Station and one from Exchange Street. The direct service between the two cities departs from Depew Street at around 9:00 a.m., arriving into Boston at about 8:00 p.m. One of the indirect services begins with the same train, so departs at the same time. The other leaves Depew early, at around a quarter to five in the morning. The weekday train from Exchange Street station departs at around half past four in the morning, arriving at Boston at about 6:30 p.m. At the weekend, the direct train (as well as one of the indirect trains) from Depew departs at the same time as in the week, with two other trains leaving for Boston per day - one at around 8:00 a.m. and another at around 4:00 p.m. The weekend trains from Exchange Street leave at 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Departure station: Depew Station is Buffalo's main Amtrak station, with eight trains running through the station each day. Depew lies in a suburb of Buffalo about 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) away from the city center. Although the station is quite low-key, with few shops, there are plentiful parking facilities around the station, and the platforms, being of standard Amtrak design, are fully accessible by wheelchair. Depew is accessible by car or by bus, with the number 46 bus route going to the station. Exchange Street Station lies in downtown Buffalo, near two subway stations - the Erie Canal Harbor and Seneca stations. The station is currently in a state of disrepair and is being redeveloped, with the state authorities intending to build a state-of-the-art facility in place of the current building. Compared to Depew, the station has limited parking facilities.
Arrival station: Boston South Street station, where trains from Buffalo to Boston terminate, is Boston's central travel hub. It is accessible by bus and subway, and has ample parking facilities. The station is in the city center, situated just south of the historic part of town around Paul Revere House. South Street is equipped with free WiFi, and banks such as the Bank of America, Citizens Bank and Santander. The station also has plenty of food and drink outlets, including places to grab a coffee like Starbucks, and sit-down restaurants like Oath Pizza and Southwest Grill.
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