There are 3 ways to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo by train, bus or car
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Train • 39 min
$27 - $40
Line 40 bus • 54 min
1 alternative option
Drive • 28 min
$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
First and last trains
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Niagara Falls to Buffalo train schedules
Trains departing Monday, June 21, 2021
Trains departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Trains departing Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Trains departing Thursday, June 24, 2021
Trains departing Friday, June 25, 2021
Trains departing Saturday, June 26, 2021
Trains departing Sunday, June 27, 2021
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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo is to line 40 bus which costs $3 and takes 54 min.
The quickest way to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 28 min.
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.
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.
The distance between Niagara Falls and Buffalo is 18 miles. The road distance is 21.7 miles.
The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Buffalo without a car is to train which takes 39 min and costs $35 - $50.
The train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Buffalo takes 39 min including transfers and departs three times a day.
Niagara Falls to Buffalo bus services, operated by NFTA, depart from 3rd St station.
Niagara Falls to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.
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.
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.
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.
Train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Buffalo
- Ave. Duration
- 39 min
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $22 - $35
- Schedules at
- Coach Seat
- $22 - $35
- $170 - $250
- Flexi Coach Seat
- $30 - $45
- Business Seat
- $27 - $40
Train from Niagara Falls Station to Buffalo
- Ave. Duration
- 38 min
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $27 - $40
- VIA Rail
- $12 - $23
- $56 - $60
- $30 - $32
- $27 - $40
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More Questions & Answers
Niagara Falls to Buffalo bus services, operated by NFTA, arrive at Niagara St & South Elmwood Ave station.
Niagara Falls to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo station.
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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