Empire Service
New York - Albany - Syracuse - Rochester - Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Convenient Daily Train Service throughout the Empire State
With frequent daily trains between NYC and Albany (and others that continue to Buffalo and Niagara Falls), business and leisure travel has never been easier.
You can do almost anything in New York City, but when it's time to get out in the country, head north to the Hudson River Valley for a vacation in the wine country. Take the Empire Service to the Finger Lakes region or continue all the way to Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Business Class on the Empire Service
Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class on the Empire Service and you’ll have access to exclusive amenities such as a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, leather seating with footrests and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages on select trains.
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Pets on Trains
Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.
Schedule (PDF )
  • Effective July 10, 2017
  • Frequency
    Multiple Departures Daily
    Length of Trip
    7 hours 20 minutes
    Cafe Car
    Amenities & accommodations vary by train.
    Train Numbers
    train numbers information
    230, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 258, 261, 263, 280, 281, 283, 284, 288
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