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

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Train  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Maple Leaf / ...

$55 - $120

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Line 40 bus, bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the line 40 bus from 3rd St to Ellicott St & MTC 40
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Syracuse "Greyhound"

$24 - $47

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Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Niagara Falls to Syracuse 164.5 miles

$21 - $35

Niagara Falls to Syracuse by train

The train journey time between Niagara Falls and Syracuse is around 3h 15m and covers a distance of around 175 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 10m. Operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail, the Niagara Falls to Syracuse train service departs from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station and arrives in Syracuse Regional Transportation Center. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cheapest way to get from Niagara Falls to Syracuse is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Niagara Falls to Syracuse is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Niagara Falls to Syracuse. However, there are services departing from 3rd St and arriving at Syracuse via Buffalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station station and arriving at Syracuse Regional Transportation Center. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 1m.

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The distance between Niagara Falls and Syracuse is 148 miles. The road distance is 164.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Syracuse without a car is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs $70 - $150.

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The train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center takes 3h 1m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Niagara Falls to Syracuse is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs $70 - $150. Alternatively, you can line 40 bus and bus, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 5h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Niagara Falls to Syracuse.
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  • Distance: 148.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 1m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Niagara Falls to Syracuse via Ellicott St & MTC and Buffalo in around 5h 12m.

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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Niagara Falls Station to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $50
Business
$80 - $100
Economy
$57 - $62
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from 3rd St to Ellicott St & MTC
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.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 Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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trailwaysny.com

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Niagara Falls to Syracuse bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Syracuse station.

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Niagara Falls to Syracuse train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Syracuse Regional Transportation Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Niagara Falls to Syracuse is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Niagara Falls to Syracuse.

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