New York City to Buffalo, NY train

Cheap train tickets from New York City to Buffalo, NY

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Cheapest

72

Average

113

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
02:20PMNew York City8h34 10:54PMBuffalo, NY
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721One-way
Amtrak
05:20PMNew York City8h18 01:38AMBuffalo, NY
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1321One-way
Amtrak
07:40PMNew York City8h49 04:29AMBuffalo, NY
0 transfers
1351One-way

Train schedule from New York City to Buffalo, NY

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02:20PMNew York City8h34 10:54PMBuffalo, NY
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05:20PMNew York City8h18 01:38AMBuffalo, NY
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07:40PMNew York City8h49 04:29AMBuffalo, NY
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Fastest train times from New York City to Buffalo, NY

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Fastest Journey

8 h 18 m

Average

8 h 33 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

470 km

Of the 3 trains that leave New York City for Buffalo, NY every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
05:20PMNew York City8h18 01:38AMBuffalo, NY
0 transfers
1321One-way
Amtrak
02:20PMNew York City8h34 10:54PMBuffalo, NY
0 transfers
721One-way
Amtrak
07:40PMNew York City8h49 04:29AMBuffalo, NY
0 transfers
1351One-way

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Overview: Train from New York City to Buffalo, NY

distanceDistance291 miles (470 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$76 (€71)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from New York City to Buffalo, NY cover the 291 miles (470 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 18 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $76 (€71), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $74 (€70).

Train providers: Amtrak from New York City to Buffalo, NY trains

Travel to Buffalo, NY from New York City from $74 (€70) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey between New York City and Buffalo, NY.

Train information from New York City to Buffalo, NY with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 24 min
  • Average Price: $74
  • Amtrak frequency: 3 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from New York City to Buffalo, NY

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Buffalo, NY 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 New York City to Buffalo, NY.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap New York City to Buffalo, NY trains for as little as $74 (€70)  in the next 7 days.
The train price to Buffalo, NY from New York City is on average $76 (€71)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
The train distance from New York City to Buffalo, NY is around 291 miles (470 km).
On average the New York City to Buffalo, NY train travel time is 8 h 18 min  for the 291 miles (470 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When taking a train from New York City to Buffalo, NY, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Buffalo, NY. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Buffalo, NY from New York City and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day from New York City to Buffalo, NY with Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
On average, there are 3 trains a day from New York City to Buffalo, NY. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from New York City to Buffalo, NY at 11: 15 AM. The last train from New York City to Buffalo, NY that you can take departs at 7: 40 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from New York City to Buffalo, NY schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
The price of a one way train ticket from New York City to Buffalo, NY is on average $76 (€71) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Buffalo, NY from New York City available a few months in advance.

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