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

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Train  •  39 min

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

$27 - $40

Cheapest option

Line 40 bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the line 40 bus from 3rd St to Niagara St & South Elmwood Ave 40

$2

1 alternative option

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Niagara Falls to Buffalo 21.7 miles

$2 - $5

Niagara Falls to Buffalo by train

The train journey time between Niagara Falls and Buffalo is around 37 min and covers a distance of around 26 miles. The fastest train normally takes 37 min. Operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail, the Niagara Falls to Buffalo train service departs from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station and arrives in Buffalo. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
37 min
Fastest train time:
37 min
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
$22
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:31
Last train departs at:
12:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Niagara Falls to Buffalo train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo is to line 40 bus which costs $3 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 3rd St and arriving at Niagara St & South Elmwood Ave. 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 Niagara Falls Amtrak Station station and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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The distance between Niagara Falls and Buffalo is 18 miles. The road distance is 21.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo without a car is to train which takes 39 min and costs $35 - $50.

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The train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Buffalo takes 39 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Niagara Falls to Buffalo bus services, operated by NFTA, depart from 3rd St station.

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

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The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo is to train which takes 39 min and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can line 40 bus, which costs $3 and takes 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 17.7 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Buffalo twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 39 min. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, NFTA operates a bus from 3rd St to Niagara St & South Elmwood Ave hourly. Tickets cost $2 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 Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Niagara Falls Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$12 - $23
Business
$56 - $60
Economy
$30 - $32
EconomyPlus
$27 - $40
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from 3rd St to Niagara St & South Elmwood Ave
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com

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Niagara Falls to Buffalo bus services, operated by NFTA, arrive at Niagara St & South Elmwood Ave station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Niagara Falls to Buffalo is 22 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Niagara Falls to Buffalo.

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