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Cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY

Showing times and prices for May 22

Cheapest

$224

Average

$224

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.

The average ticket from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY will cost around $ 224 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 224.

Amtrak
12:12PMWashington, DC13h11 01:23AMBuffalo, NY
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$2241One-way
Amtrak
10:10AMWashington, DC12h34 10:44PMBuffalo, NY
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$2251One-way

Train schedule from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY

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Amtrak
10:10AMWashington, DC12h34 10:44PMBuffalo, NY
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Amtrak
12:12PMWashington, DC13h11 01:23AMBuffalo, NY
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May 22
$224Amtrak
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$196gojet airlines
Mon
May 23
$113Amtrak
$44Flixbus
$113psa airlines
Wed
May 25
$123Amtrak
$57Flixbus
$122Mesa Airlines
Thu
May 26
$161Amtrak
$63Flixbus
$187American Airlines
Fri
May 27
$117Amtrak
$66Flixbus
$186Mesa Airlines
Sat
May 28
$219Amtrak
$91Flixbus
$196psa airlines

Fastest train times from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY

Showing times and prices for May 22

Fastest Journey

12 h 34 m

Average

12 h 52 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

470 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Washington, DC for Buffalo, NY every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 470 km distance in an average of 12 h 52 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 12 h 34 m .

The slowest trains will take 13 h 11 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Amtrak
10:10AMWashington, DC12h34 10:44PMBuffalo, NY
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$2251One-way
Amtrak
12:12PMWashington, DC13h11 01:23AMBuffalo, NY
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$2241One-way

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Overview: Train from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY

distanceDistance291 miles (470 km)
durationAverage train duration12 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price$140 (€125)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY cover the 291 miles (470 km) long journey taking on average 12 h 46 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 $124 (€111), but the average price of train tickets is $140 (€125). Travelers depart most frequently from Union Station and arrive in Exchange Street Station.

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

For as little as $124 (€111) you can travel by train from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

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

Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 14 h 13 min
  • Average Price: $124
  • Amtrak frequency: 2 a day

Amtrak has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Washington, DC 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).

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY to cost as little as $124 (€111)  in the next 7 days.

How much is the train between Washington, DC and Buffalo, NY on average?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $140 (€125)  for a train ticket between Washington, DC and Buffalo, NY.

How far is it from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY by train?

The distance to Buffalo, NY from Washington, DC by train is approximately 291 miles (470 km).

What is the Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY train travel time?

On average the Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY train travel time is 12 h 46 min  for the 291 miles (470 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY, which train station in Washington, DC do I depart from and which train station in Buffalo, NY do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Union Station   and arrive in Exchange Street Station.

Where do I find the Washington, DC train station to Buffalo, NY? Where is the Buffalo, NY train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Union Station and travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Exchange Street Station and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the train station to the city center in Buffalo, NY.

What train providers go from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY?

When taking a train from Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many trains are there between Washington, DC and Buffalo, NY a day?

The average number of trains departing Washington, DC for Buffalo, NY is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY train departs at 9: 30 AM   and the last train from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY leaves at 10: 15 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I purchase Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY train tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY is on average $140 (€125) if you buy 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 Washington, DC to Buffalo, NY available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Washington, DC
Buffalo, NY
The major railway station for departures from Washington, DC is Union Station. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Union Station for your journey between Washington, DC and Buffalo, NY.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+1 202 2891908
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 04: 30 - 22: 00 | Sat - Sun: 05: 00 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Union Station
Metro lines: Red
Bus lines: D6, D8, 80, 96,
Train lines: Acela, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Fredericksburg Line, MARC Brunswick, MARC Camden, MARC Penn, Manassas Line, Northeast Regional, Palmetto, Silver Service/Palmetto, Vermonter