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Duration 16h 44m
Distance 536.5 miles
Average price $101
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The train between Chicago and Buffalo takes 16h 44m. The train runs, on average, 6 times per week from Chicago to Buffalo. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Chicago Union Station
  2. Buffalo
11h 37m
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$84 - $118

Chicago to Buffalo train times

Trains run six times a week between Chicago and Buffalo. The service departs Chicago at 21:30 at night, which arrives into Buffalo at 15:14. All services require a transfer at Buffalo Depew Station and take an average of 16h 44m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Chicago to Buffalo? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Buffalo station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Buffalo Amtrak Station via Buffalo Depew Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 37m.

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The distance between Chicago and Buffalo is 454 miles. The road distance is 536.5 miles.

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Chicago to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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Chicago to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo Depew Station.

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Buffalo is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 5:53 PM in Chicago and 6:53 PM in Buffalo.

There are 145+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between Chicago and Buffalo?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 10h 16m.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180

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