Empire Service trains travel between New York City and Niagara Falls through the Hudson River Valley multiple times each day. It’s a great route for business trips and weekend getaways, with wineries, charming towns, big city amenities and beautiful scenery to explore.

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Things to Know

  • All stops on this route are in New York State.
  • It takes about nine hours to travel the entire route.
  • For views of the Hudson River, sit on the left side of northbound trains and on the right side train if you are traveling south from Albany.

Schedule Highlights

  • The are multiple trains each day
  • First train departs New York City before 8 a.m.
  • First train departs Niagara Falls before 4 a.m.
  • Many trains start or end at the Albany/Rensselaer Station.

View latest schedules and timetables on Amtrak.com.

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