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Train Information from New York City to Syracuse, NY

distanceDistance195 miles (314 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$72 (€58)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from New York City to Syracuse, NY cover the 195 miles (314 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 35 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $59 (€48), but the average price of train tickets is $72 (€58).

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 between New York City and Syracuse, NY.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with Amtrak between New York City and Syracuse, NY for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest Amtrak train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the New York City to Syracuse, NY train with Amtrak (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your New York City - Syracuse, NY journey and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance from New York City to Syracuse, NY by train is 195 miles (314 km). You can book tickets for this Amtrak train for as low as $59 (€48) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Amtrak tickets from New York City to Syracuse, NY in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect Amtrak New York City - Syracuse, NY train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

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 Syracuse, 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 City to Syracuse

There are three lines running from New York City to Syracuse, each of which is operated by Amtrak - Maple Leaf, Empire Service, and Lake Shore Limited. There are four total trains that run this route on a daily basis. The first train of the day - Maple Leaf - departs from Penn Station in Manhattan around 7:15 a.m. and arrives in Syracuse around 1:00 p.m. after a 5h 45min journey. The second and third trains of the day are both part of the Empire Service line, departing around 10:20 a.m. or 1:20 p.m. and arriving around 3:50 p.m. or 6:50 p.m. after a 5h 30min journey. The final train of the day runs as part of the Lake Shore Limited line, departing around 3:40 p.m. and arriving around 9:45 p.m. after a 6h journey.

New York City to Syracuse Train Time: Daily Departures

There are four total trains per day running from New York City to Syracuse - resulting in nearly 30 options per week to choose from. The first train of the day - Maple Leaf - departs from Penn Station in Manhattan around 7:15 a.m. and arrives in Syracuse around 1:00 p.m. after a 5h 45min journey. The second and third trains of the day are both part of the Empire Service line, departing around 10:20 a.m. or 1:20 p.m. and arriving around 3:50 p.m. or 6:50 p.m. after a 5h 30min journey. The final train of the day runs as part of the Lake Shore Limited line, departing around 3:40 p.m. and arriving around 9:45 p.m. after a 6h journey.

How long is the journey by train from New York City to Syracuse?

The journey by train from New York City to Syracuse can vary slightly in terms of total duration of time because of the multiple routes running between the cities. The fastest trains are generally the Empire Service line, which has the fewest stops between Penn Station in Manhattan and Syracuse. These trains depart around 10:20 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. with a total travel time of about 5h 30min. The next fastest train departs at 7:15 a.m. as part of the Maple Leaf, with a total travel time of about 5h 45min. The slowest train is also the last train of the day, departing at 3:40 p.m. and part of the Lake Shore Limited line, which has a total travel time of around 6h. None of these trains require any changes.

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What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from New York City to Syracuse?

Departure train station: The departure station for trains from New York City to Syracuse is Moynihan Hall in Penn Station. This station is located underneath Madison Square Garden in the heart of Manhattan, with connections to the MTA subway system (lines A, C, E and 1, 2, and 3) and bus system. It also includes connections to regional railroads, such as the Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit. This is one of the most popular train stations in the country, with Wi-Fi, a food court, restrooms, luggage storage, checked bag services, lactation rooms, and a premium lounge for travelers.

Arrival train station: The arrival station for trains from New York City to Syracuse is the Syracuse Regional Transportation Center. This station is located in Walsh Circle about 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Downtown Syracuse and is accessible via public transit in about 10min. The station offers an ATM, payphones, restrooms, elevator, ticketing counters and vending machines.

Which train companies travel from New York City to Syracuse?

The only train company offering services from New York City to Syracuse is Amtrak - The National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Amtrak is the premier passenger rail travel company in the United States, with unique names for each of its routes that cross the country. There are three lines running from New York City to Syracuse, each of which is operated by Amtrak - Maple Leaf, Empire Service, and Lake Shore Limited. The fastest is the Empire Service line, which has the fewest stops between New York City and Syracuse and completes the journey in 5h 30min. The next fastest train completes the journey in 5h 45min via the Maple Leaf, while the slowest train is the Lake Shore Limited line with a total travel time of around 6h. None of these trains require any changes.

Amtrak trains from New York City to Syracuse

Amtrak offers four trains per day on the line between New York City and Syracuse. None of these trains are high-speed trains, but the engines are diesel or hybrid trains. The first train of the day - Maple Leaf - departs from Penn Station in Manhattan around 7:15 a.m. and arrives in Syracuse around 1:00 p.m. after a 5h 45min journey. The second and third trains of the day are both part of the Empire Service line, departing around 10:20 a.m. or 1:20 p.m. and arriving around 3:50 p.m. or 6:50 p.m. after a 5h 30min journey. The final train of the day runs as part of the Lake Shore Limited line, departing around 3:40 p.m. and arriving around 9:45 p.m. after a 6h journey.

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Trains from New York City to Syracuse: Services on Board

While you ride with Amtrak, you can choose from three ticket options - Coach, Business, and private rooms. Coach is the least expensive option, while Business includes greater access to amenities and more space for seating. Private rooms are not common along this route, since the journey only takes about 6h. However, if you are in need of a private room, they are only available on the Lake Shore Limited train that departs around 3:40 p.m.

Each Amtrak traveler is allowed two carry-on items and two personal items on board the train. These items can either be stored in the luggage storage at the end of each coach, above the passenger seats in overhead storage, or under your seat. Folding bicycles smaller than 34 x 15 x 48 inches (86 x 38 x 122 cm) are allowed in place of one piece of carry-on baggage. Full-size bicycles are allowed on certain trains that include carry-on or trainside service for bikes, and must be stored at the end of the coach in the designated space.

Small dogs and cats are allowed on board for a small fee, so long as the journey is 7h or less. Passengers with disabilities should make reservations in advance by contacting Amtrak directly and arranging services throughout your journey. Companions for travelers with disabilities are also eligible for a reduced fare.

How to find cheap train tickets from New York City to Syracuse?

When it comes to finding cheap train tickets from New York City to Syracuse, you can rely on Omio to help you search out the best deals. Use the convenient search filters to help you find the cheapest train out of a variety of travel dates, where you can sort by cheapest, fastest, or a combination of the both. In general, you can find cheaper tickets for slower journeys, but compare all the options on Omio to make sure this is true.

If you find a solid deal that you do not want to let slip away, be sure to book in advance to ensure the price does not increase. Regardless of which ticket you choose, you can access your travel details and tickets on the Omio app under your profile. No need to worry about printing and saving your tickets along the way - just access all your information electronically while you are on the go.

To Syracuse by train—travel tips

Syracuse, New York is a major crossroads for two important transportation infrastructures in the United States - the Erie Canal and the railway system. With so many aspects of the country coming together into one location, this city is filled with things to see and do.

The New York State Fair takes place in Syracuse every year, with rides and attractions bringing New Yorkers from all over the state. You can learn more about the Erie Canal at the Erie Canal Museum, and visit Clinton Square to relax and enjoy the historic walking area. If you want to catch a show, visit the historic Landmark Theater, which has been amazing visitors since 1929.

Travel Tips

Trains from New York City to Syracuse, NY
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FAQs
How much are cheap trains between New York City and Syracuse, NY?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap New York City to Syracuse, NY trains for as little as $59 (€48)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Syracuse, NY from New York City?
The train price between New York City and Syracuse, NY is on average $72 (€58)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Syracuse, NY from New York City by train?
The train distance from New York City to Syracuse, NY is around 195 miles (314 km).
How many hours is the train time to Syracuse, NY from New York City?
On average the New York City to Syracuse, NY train travel time is 5 h 35 min  for the 195 miles (314 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train companies can take me to Syracuse, NY from New York City?
For the journey from New York City to Syracuse, NY you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between New York City and Syracuse, NY on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When is the earliest train from New York City to Syracuse, NY? When is the last train from New York City to Syracuse, NY?
The earliest train departing from New York City to Syracuse, NY leaves at 11: 15 AM. The last train departing from New York City to Syracuse, NY leaves at 7: 40 PM. You can find the latest New York City to Syracuse, NY train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from New York City to Syracuse, NY to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from New York City to Syracuse, NY is on average $72 (€58) 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 providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from New York City to Syracuse, NY available a few months in advance.