Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC train

Cheap train tickets from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Sep 30

Cheapest

93

Average

156

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
04:55PMBuffalo, NY17h35 10:30AMWashington, DC
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931One-way
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04:56PMBuffalo, NY17h34 10:30AMWashington, DC
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1021One-way
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11:09AMBuffalo, NY13h44 12:53AMWashington, DC
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2141One-way
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08:21AMBuffalo, NY13h02 09:23PMWashington, DC
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2171One-way

Train schedule from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, September 30
Amtrak
08:21AMBuffalo, NY13h02 09:23PMWashington, DC
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Amtrak
11:09AMBuffalo, NY13h44 12:53AMWashington, DC
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Amtrak
04:55PMBuffalo, NY17h35 10:30AMWashington, DC
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Amtrak
04:56PMBuffalo, NY17h34 10:30AMWashington, DC
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Fastest train times from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Sep 30

Fastest Journey

13 h 2 m

Average

15 h 28 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

470 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Buffalo, NY for Washington, DC every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
08:21AMBuffalo, NY13h02 09:23PMWashington, DC
0 transfers
2171One-way
Amtrak
11:09AMBuffalo, NY13h44 12:53AMWashington, DC
0 transfers
2141One-way
Amtrak
04:56PMBuffalo, NY17h34 10:30AMWashington, DC
0 transfers
1021One-way
Amtrak
04:55PMBuffalo, NY17h35 10:30AMWashington, DC
0 transfers
931One-way

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Overview: Train from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC

distanceDistance291 miles (470 km)
durationAverage train duration12 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price$103 (€99)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC cover the 291 miles (470 km) long route taking on average 12 h 48 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $101 (€98), but the average price of train tickets is $103 (€99). Travelers depart most frequently from Exchange Street Station and arrive in Union Station.

Train companies: Amtrak from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC trains

Travel to Washington, DC from Buffalo, NY from $101 (€98) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Amtrak

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 Washington, DC, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Train information from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 13 h 53 min
  • Average Price: $101
  • Amtrak frequency: 2 a day

Train from Buffalo to Washington, D.C.

Commuters have different modes of transport to choose from when traveling from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. These include traveling by air, train, bus, or driving. Traveling by train from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. is an exciting experience. There are three train schedules from Buffalo to Washington, with the trains taking an average of 15 hours 13 minutes to cover the 292 mile distance.

Buffalo to Washington, D.C. train time: Daily departures

There are a total of three trains that ply the Buffalo to Washington, D.C. route daily, each leaving the station in Buffalo at a different time of the day, which ensures that commuters can travel conveniently, depending on their individual schedules. The first train leaves Buffalo, NY, at 4:30 a.m., while the last one departs for Washington, D.C. at 1:09 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Buffalo to Washington, D.C.?

The distance between Buffalo and Washington, D.C. is approximately 292 miles. There is no direct train from Buffalo to Washington, D.C., meaning that travelers will have to make a change or two along the way. The journey, including the transfers you make mid-way, takes an average of 15 hours 13 minutes. However, the fastest you can get to Washington, D.C. is 12 hours 21 minutes.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Buffalo to Washington, D.C.?

  • Departure train station: All the trains leave Buffalo for Washington, D.C. from the Buffalo Exchange Street train station. This station is located around 10 miles from downtown Buffalo. Some of the facilities available in the station include same-day and overnight parking as well as restrooms and ticket sales offices for people with disabilities.
  • Arrival train station: Upon reaching Washington, D.C., the final destination of the trains is Washington Union Station. The train station is located a little over two miles from downtown Washington. Considering that this station is a transportation hub, it has numerous facilities. These include ATMs, payphones, vending machines, Wi-Fi as well as elevator and restrooms for people with disability.

Which train companies travel from Buffalo to Washington, D.C.?

When it comes to train service providers, Amtrak is the only train company with trains plying this route. There is no direct train from Buffalo to Washington, D.C., meaning that the 292 mile journey will involve at least one change along the way. The good news is that Amtrak has three train schedules, each leaving Buffalo at a different time of the day. The fastest train will get you from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. in just over 12 hours. However, the average trip duration is 15 hours.

Amtrak Buffalo to Washington, D.C.

Although Amtrak is the only train company serving this route, commuters can choose one of the three trains that leave for Washington, D.C. daily. Every journey by train from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. will involve a transfer along the way, with the average duration of the trip being 15 hours 13 minutes. The train company has long-distance trains for the journey between the two cities.

Buffalo to Washington, D.C. trains: Services onboard

When traveling on an Amtrak train, passengers have the option of three seating accommodations. Travelers can choose coach class, business class, or first class. The company makes it easy for you to upgrade from one class to another through their mobile applications. When on a train with sleeping accommodations, passengers can upgrade to a bedroom or roomette.

For trips of up to seven hours, Amtrak allows passengers to bring along dogs and cats up to 20 pounds, including the weight of the pet and the carrier. However, you will have to make pet reservations in advance since there is a maximum of only five pets per train. If you want to travel with your bike, the company allows bicycles up to 50 pounds.

Amtrak offers a 10 percent rail fare discount to adult passengers with a disability who make reservations. Other services include station accessibility, traveling with a companion, wheeled mobility device services, thruway bus service, and special dietary considerations for customers with a disability. These services are designed to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy a great travel experience.

How can I find cheap train tickets from Buffalo to Washington, D.C.?

When looking to train from Buffalo to Washington, D.C., every traveler will want to find cheap train tickets. If you want to save a considerable amount of money, you should consider booking your ticket in advance. You can get amazing discounts by booking ahead of time. Another option is to be flexible with travel dates so that you avoid peak travel seasons that see a spike in train ticket prices. Lastly, consider choosing connecting trains. While these trains take longer on the journey, they are comparatively cheaper and will help save you some money.

Travel Tips: Trains from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC

Travel by train to Washington, DC easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC trains for as little as $101 (€98)  in the next 7 days.
The Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC train ticket price is on average $103 (€99)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
You should expect to travel around 291 miles (470 km)  between Buffalo, NY and Washington, DC by train.
The Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC train duration is on average 12 h 48 min, which is to be expected when traveling 291 miles (470 km) between Buffalo, NY and Washington, DC. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Exchange Street Station   to Union Station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Exchange Street Station, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Union Station, located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center.

Take the Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Buffalo, NY for Washington, DC is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this trip departs from Buffalo, NY at 8: 21 AM. The last train leaves from Buffalo, NY at 4: 56 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you book the Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $103 (€99). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Buffalo, NY
Washington, DC
The major railway station for departures from Buffalo, NY is Exchange Street Station. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Exchange Street Station for your journey from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC.

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