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Train Information to Boston from Buffalo, NY

distanceDistance398 miles (642 km)
durationAverage train duration13 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$74 (€61)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Buffalo, NY to Boston cover the 398 miles (642 km) long journey taking on average 13 h 52 min with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $74 (€61), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $74 (€61).

Trains from Buffalo to Boston

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.

Which train companies travel from Buffalo to Boston

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.

How long is the train ride from Buffalo to Boston?

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.

How many trains are there from Buffalo to Boston?

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.

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

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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Trains from Buffalo, NY to Boston
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How much are cheap trains to Boston from Buffalo, NY?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Buffalo, NY to Boston trains for as little as $74 (€61)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train to Boston from Buffalo, NY?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $74 (€61)  for a train ticket from Buffalo, NY to Boston.
What is the distance between Buffalo, NY and Boston by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Buffalo, NY and Boston by train to be approximately 398 miles (642 km).
How long is a train to Boston from Buffalo, NY on average?
The Buffalo, NY to Boston train duration is on average 13 h 52 min, which is to be expected when traveling 398 miles (642 km) between Buffalo, NY and Boston. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When is the earliest train from Buffalo, NY to Boston? When is the last train from Buffalo, NY to Boston?
The earliest train departing from Buffalo, NY to Boston leaves at 9: 30 AM. The last train departing from Buffalo, NY to Boston leaves at 12: 25 PM. You can find the latest Buffalo, NY to Boston train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Buffalo, NY to Boston train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Buffalo, NY to Boston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $74 (€61) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Buffalo, NY to Boston are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.