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There are 3 ways to get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls by train, bus or car

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Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

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Line 40 bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the line 40 bus from Niagara St & West Mohawk St to 4th St 40

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Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Niagara Falls 35.1 km

Buffalo to Niagara Falls by train

The train journey time between Buffalo and Niagara Falls is around 1h and covers a distance of around 41 km. The fastest train normally takes 47 min. Operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail, the Buffalo to Niagara Falls train service departs from Buffalo and arrives in Niagara Falls Amtrak Station. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h
Fastest train time:
47 min
Train distance:
41 km
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
$28
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:24
Last train departs at:
21:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Buffalo to Niagara Falls train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls is to line 40 bus which costs $2 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Niagara St & West Mohawk St and arriving at 4th St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Buffalo and arriving at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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It is 28 km from Buffalo to Niagara Falls. It is approximately 35.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs $27 - $40.

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The train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station takes 47 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Buffalo to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by NFTA, depart from Niagara St & West Mohawk St station.

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Buffalo to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Buffalo station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls is to train which takes 47 min and costs $27 - $40. Alternatively, you can line 40 bus, which costs $2 and takes 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 28.2 km
  • Duration: 47 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Niagara Falls, ON, Canada?

Amtrak operates a train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 47 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, NFTA operates a bus from Niagara St & West Mohawk St to 4th St hourly. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 54 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

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 Buffalo to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $50
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$15 - $28
Business
$70 - $75
Economy
$38 - $40
EconomyPlus
$35 - $50
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Niagara St & West Mohawk St to 4th St
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com

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Buffalo to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by NFTA, arrive at 4th St station.

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Buffalo to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Niagara Falls is 35 km. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Buffalo to Niagara Falls.

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