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There are 11 ways to get from Niagara Falls to Manhattan by bus, plane, subway, train or car

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Line 40 bus to Buffalo, fly to New York JFK, subway  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the line 40 bus from Rainbow Blvd & 1st St to Ellicott St & North Division St
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York JFK (JFK) BUF - JFK
  3. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St

$115 - $355

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Bus  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Niagara Falls, NY to New York, NY OurBus

$23 - $52

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Line 40 bus to Buffalo, fly to New York La Guardia  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the line 40 bus from Rainbow Blvd & 1st St to Ellicott St & North Division St
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA

$84 - $364

Bus to Rochester, fly to New York JFK  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Niagara Falls, NY to Rochester, NY
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK

$127 - $1,842

Line 40 bus to Buffalo, fly to Newark  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the line 40 bus from Rainbow Blvd & 1st St to Ellicott St & North Division St
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR

$116 - $354

Train to Toronto, fly to New York La Guardia  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls to Toronto Union Station
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to New York La Guardia (LGA) YYZ - LGA

$146 - $558

Line 40 bus to Buffalo, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the line 40 bus from Rainbow Blvd & 1st St to Ellicott St & North Division St
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Philadelphia (PHL) BUF - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall

$148 - $306

Train  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Empire Service / ...

$55 - $85

Bus via Buffalo  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to New York "Greyhound"

$50 - $100

Train via 86 St  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls to New York Penn Station VIA Rail

$111 - $272

Drive  •  7h 16m

  1. Drive from Niagara Falls to Manhattan 404.8 miles

$50 - $80

Niagara Falls to Manhattan by train

The train journey time between Niagara Falls and Manhattan is around 9h 31m and covers a distance of around 466 miles. The fastest train normally takes 9h 14m. Operated by Amtrak, the Niagara Falls to Manhattan train service departs from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station and arrives in New York Moynihan Train Hall. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Niagara Falls to Manhattan train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Niagara Falls to Manhattan is to bus which costs $29 - $70 and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Niagara Falls to Manhattan is to bus and fly which costs $160 - $2,400 and takes 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Niagara Falls to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Niagara Falls, NY and arriving at E 125 St/Park Av via Broadway/W 178 St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station station and arriving at New York Moynihan Train Hall. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 58m.

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The distance between Niagara Falls and Manhattan is 309 miles. The road distance is 404.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Manhattan without a car is to bus which takes 8h 46m and costs $29 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Niagara Falls to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Niagara Falls to Manhattan bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Niagara Falls, NY station.

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

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The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Manhattan is to bus which takes 8h 46m and costs $29 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Niagara Falls to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 308.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 47m

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

OurBus operates a bus from Niagara Falls, NY to New York, NY twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $50 and the journey takes 7h 55m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 8h 58m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $300
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $280
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $320
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,400
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $390
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $300
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Niagara Falls to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$20 - $35
Business
$69 - $73
Economy
$41 - $43
EconomyPlus
$45 - $70
Train from Niagara Falls to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$75 - $95
Business
$130 - $190
Economy
$100 - $130
EconomyPlus
$190 - $270
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 Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Rainbow Blvd & 1st St to Ellicott St & North Division St
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Niagara Falls, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Niagara Falls, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Book at
ourbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Buffalo to New York
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Niagara Falls to Manhattan bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at New York, NY station.

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Niagara Falls to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Niagara Falls to Manhattan is 405 miles. It takes approximately 7h 16m to drive from Niagara Falls to Manhattan.

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JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from Buffalo Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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