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Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA by train

The journey from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA by train is 279.79 mi and takes 17 hr 14 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:28 AM and the last at 9:42 PM. It is possible to travel from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA by train for as little as $76.98 or as much as $252.81. The best price for this journey is $76.98.

Lowest Price$76.98
Journey Duration17 hr 14 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$76.98
Highest Price$252.81
First Departure4:28 AM
Last Departure9:42 PM
Distance279.79 mi
DepartureBuffalo, NY
ArrivalPhiladelphia, PA
CarriersAmtrak

Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Feb 23, 2024

Travel from Buffalo, NY, to Philadelphia, PA, by train.

The train from Buffalo, NY, to Philadelphia, PA, lasts on average 17 hr 14 min. Around 3 trains depart a day between Buffalo and Philadelphia, the average price is $124.70 and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $76.98.

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the US, operates the train from Buffalo to Philadelphia. The journey will take you along the Empire corridor, stopping in Hudson valley wine country and Finger Lakes before arriving in New York. You must transfer to one of the Amtrak services connecting New York to Philadelphia - the speed train Acela and the Northeast Regional are the most frequent connections between the cities of the Northeast corridor. Long-distance trains, like the Crescent or the Silver Service, also pass through New York's Penn Station once a day.

Buffalo to New York with the Empire Service

The Buffalo train station, also known as the Buffalo-Exchange Street station, is in downtown Buffalo. The station has an accessible parking lot with covered and uncovered spaces and a daily parking fee. Inside you can find several waiting areas with comfortable seating, restrooms, a small convenience store, vending machines, and a cafe where travelers can purchase food and beverages. The station is entirely wheelchair accessible.

Three Amtrak services connect Buffalo to New York:

  1. The Empire Service serves cities on the Empire Corridor, along the Hudson river and Finger Lakes. It operates multiple times daily and makes stops in several cities, including Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. The Empire Service offers business class and Coach seating options, with onboard amenities like Wi-Fi, power outlets, and an onboard cafe. It is the most frequent of the three services. 
  2. The Maple Leaf is very similar to the Empire service when it comes to services on the train. It is less frequent but less expensive. It is a daily train service from New York City to Toronto, with a stop in Buffalo. The Maple Leaf offers Business and Coach seating options and conveniences like Wi-Fi, power outlets, and an onboard cafe for those who need to get some work done or have a bite to eat onboard.
  3. Lake Shore Limited is the most expensive of the three services. It is a long-distance train connecting Chicago and New York, with the benefit of Viewliner Sleeper cars. Passengers who opt for the sleeper option have two meals included, which the staff can bring to their room, or they can take it in the exclusive lounge. It only operates one time a day.

Change trains at New York's Moynihan Train Hall

You will change trains at New York's Penn Station's newest addition - Moynihan Train Hall. Recently opened in 2021, the new transportation facility and architectural marvel is situated across 8th Avenue from Penn Station. Fun fact or a warning: Penn Station is the busiest train station in the western hemisphere, so be prepared to find your new terminal in time.

  1. The Acela Express is a high-speed train between Boston, MA., and Washington, DC. It is the fastest train in the Northeast Corridor, reaching 150 miles per hour. Acela tickets are pricier due to their great speeds and comfort. Extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, and a power outlet under each seat are some perks you can expect on Amtrak Acela Express.
  2. Northeast Regional is the most popular train due to its price and frequency. It serves 50 cities between Boston and Virginia beach, making it a convenient option for passengers who need to make connections. Coach offers all you need for your hour ride: Wi-Fi, power outlets, extra storage space, and a Café Car with a wide offer of food and beverages. Business class guarantees more legroom and a more flexible cancellation policy.

The ticket prices may vary depending on how early you book, so securing them at your earliest convenience is recommended. 

Children 2-12 travel at a lower fare on all Amtrak trains, but the Acela Express only offers discounts for children on weekends. But the good news is that children under two travel free on Amtrak trains between Stamford and New York.

Arriving in Philadelphia by train

In Philadelphia, you can exit at two stations:

  1. 30th Street Station, officially William H. Gray III, initially built in the 1930s, has since become a hub for transportation with access to Amtrak, SEPTA, and other forms of public transit. The beautiful station building is located in the University city, filled with restaurants and cafes, providing plenty of things to do and see. The famous Liberty bell is also easily reachable; if history is not your thing, you can always stroll down the Delaware river.
  2. Another option is the North Philadelphia station. It is located on Broad Street and close to tourist attractions such as the African American Museum of Philadelphia and the Rodin Museum. However, the station also has a reputation for being unsafe. It may be better to exit on the 30th Street Station, which is constantly monitored and protected by the police and Amtrak security.

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The cheapest Buffalo, NY - Philadelphia, PA train tickets can be found for as low as $78.58 if you’re lucky, or $115.93 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $173.33.

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When travelling to Philadelphia, PA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
31.52kg
Bus
33.77kg
Flight
90.06kg
Car
72.04kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Buffalo, NY and Philadelphia, PA are 31.52kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Buffalo, NY and Philadelphia, PA? By taking the train between Buffalo, NY and Philadelphia, PA you will save 58.54kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.25kg compared to a bus and 40.52kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA?
A train ticket from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA is $124.70. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $76.98.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA is $76.98. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Buffalo, NY and Philadelphia, PA by train?
Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA is 279.79 mi.
How long does the train between Buffalo, NY and Philadelphia, PA take?
Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA is on average 17 hr 14 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 11 hr 13 min.
How many train connections per day go from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA?
Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA leave?
The earliest train from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA departs at 4:28 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA depart?
The latest train from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA departs at 9:42 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $76.98 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA?
There are 2 station(s) that you can depart from Buffalo, NY to go to Philadelphia, PA. You can go from BUF Airport and Buffalo NY Exchange Street and you can arrive at 30th Street Station and North Philadelphia.
What's the fastest journey time between Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Buffalo, NY and Philadelphia, PA is 11 hr 13 min.
Is there a direct train from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA?
Yes, there is a direct train between Buffalo, NY and Philadelphia, PA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA by train?
The train journey from Buffalo, NY to Philadelphia, PA creates 31.52kg of CO2 emissions.

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