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Train Information from New York City to Buffalo, NY

distanceDistance291 miles (470 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price$109 (€86)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from New York City to Buffalo, NY cover the 291 miles (470 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 9 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $109 (€86)], but the average price of train tickets is $109 (€86).

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Train from New York City to Buffalo, NY with Amtrak

Amtrak trains will get you from New York City to Buffalo, NY from $109 (€86). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train from New York City to Buffalo, NY.

If you're looking for cheap Amtrak tickets between New York City and Buffalo, NY, check out Omio! With one-way New York City to Buffalo, NY train ticket prices starting as low as $109 (€86) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Buffalo, NY from New York City by showing you the latest Amtrak offers, train schedules and tickets for this 291 miles (470 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Amtrak. If you search for Amtrak tickets from New York City to Buffalo, NY in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between New York City and Buffalo, NY on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Amtrak so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Amtrak has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from New York City to Buffalo, NY:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Trains from New York to Buffalo

Taking a train from New York to Buffalo is convenient, faster and easier than taking a bus or driving. New York is known as the city that never sleeps, while Buffalo is known for its spicy chicken wings of the same name, and it's lovely historic buildings, namely the Art Deco-style City Hall. The distance by train from New York to Buffalo is approximately 292 miles (469 kilometers). Traveling by train between the two great cities can be done in about 7 hours and 45 minutes for a complete trip. The train distance from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Depew station can be completed using three different routes with four trains available every day. The journey has direct train connections between the two cities with no changes required en route.

Which train companies travel from New York to Buffalo?

The journey by train from New York to Buffalo, just like many train trips in the USA, is operated by Amtrak train company. The company operates trains on three different routes that connect New York to Buffalo by train. Although the same company operates the routes, there are disparities in terms of the total time taken for a complete trip, the train taken, and the route used. The company operates three routes from New York to Buffalo - the Maple Leaf services, Empire services, and Lake Shore Limited services.

How long is the train ride from New York to Buffalo?

The distance between New York City and Buffalo is approximately 292 miles (469 kilometers). The journey by train can be made in a total trip time of roughly 7 hours and 45 minutes. Although it is the same distance between the two cities, the entire duration taken for a complete journey varies depending on the route taken and the service passengers choose. With express services, the journey is slightly faster. The shortest period taken for a whole trip between the two cities is 7 hours and 42 minutes, when using the Empire service train route. Maple Leaf services and Lake Shore Limited services take 7 hours and 46 minutes and 8 hours and 32 minutes respectively to complete the journey between the two cities. The longest duration taken for a total trip from New York City to Buffalo city is 8 hours and 32 minutes.

How many trains are there from New York to Buffalo?

The journey between New York City and Buffalo has direct connections with a frequency of approximately four trains per day. There are different route services from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Depew train station. Each route has different trains that depart from New York Penn Station at different hours. Maple Leaf services from New York to Buffalo have one train, train number 63, that leaves New York Penn Station usually in the morning. Empire Services have two trains, number 281 and number 283, that depart from New York Penn Station at roughly 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. respectively. The other route service, Lake Shore Limited has a single train, number 48, which departs from New York in the mid-afternoon.

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

Departure station: For the journey from New York to Buffalo City, trains depart from New York Penn Station. The station is located on lines Northeast corridor and Empire corridor. The distance between the train station and New York city center is approximately one and a half miles as the station is located in the heart of Manhattan. The train station can be accessed in different ways: by using subway lines A, C, E, 1, 2 and 3, PATH system at 33rd Street under sixth avenue' NYC Airporter to and from JFK international airport. Further connections include M-seven from Greenwich Village; M20 to Lincoln center; M34 select bus from Javitaa center and FDR drive; M34A select bus service from Port Authority bus terminal and Waterside Plaza; and Q32 from Jackson Heights and Madison Square. Facilities and services available at the station include Shake Shack, The Pennsy, wine stores, wheelchair accessibility, lockers, shops, WiFi, conference rooms and other amenities.

Arrival station: The journey by train from New York to Buffalo completes its journey at Buffalo Depew train station. The station is located approximately ten miles from downtown Buffalo and Buffalo city center. The station is located on the train rail Empire Corridor. Services and facilities available at the station include ATMs, payphones, vending machines, Quik-Trak kiosks, free parking, waiting areas, and shops. The train station is located along the NFT route. It is accessible using line 69 of the Niagra Frontier Transportation Authority bus number six, 46, 24, and 22. Buses 6 and 36 depart from Court St and Main St after every 30 minutes and take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the station from Buffalo city center. Bus 24 departs from Ellicott St and William St while bus 22 departs from Summer St and Main Street. Nearby attractions at Buffalo Depew train station include the Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo Navy and Military park, and Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve.

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Trains from New York City to Buffalo, NY
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FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Buffalo, NY from New York City cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between New York City and Buffalo, NY for as low as $109 (€86)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Buffalo, NY from New York City on average?
The New York City to Buffalo, NY train ticket price is on average $109 (€86)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is Buffalo, NY from New York City by train?
The distance from New York City to Buffalo, NY by train is approximately 291 miles (470 km).
How long is a train to Buffalo, NY from New York City on average?
The train time to Buffalo, NY from New York City is on average 8 h 9 min  for the 291 miles (470 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Buffalo, NY from New York City by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train companies go from New York City to Buffalo, NY?
If you're looking for trains from New York City to Buffalo, NY, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Buffalo, NY. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the New York City to Buffalo, NY trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from New York City to Buffalo, NY?
If you’re looking for a direct train from New York City to Buffalo, NY, consider traveling with Amtrak. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
When does the first train depart from New York City to Buffalo, NY? When does the last train depart from New York City to Buffalo, NY?
The first New York City to Buffalo, NY train departs at 11: 15 AM   and the last train from New York City to Buffalo, NY leaves at 5: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from New York City to Buffalo, NY on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I book the New York City to Buffalo, NY train for the best deals on tickets?
If you book a train ticket from New York City to Buffalo, NY within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $109 (€86) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Buffalo, NY from New York City are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.