Amtrak To The New York State Fair
Amtrak To The New York State Fair

Taking Amtrak To The New York State Fair 2023

Are you thinking of going to the New York State Fair this year? If so, what about taking Amtrak to the New York State Fair? You can make reservations until September 4, 2023, for your Amtrak ride to the Fair.

New York State Fair Dates & Tickets

New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair opens Wednesday, August 23, and runs through Labor Day, September 4, 2023.

Admission is $6 for adults and free for those 12 and younger and 65 years old and older; for more information, visit the Fair’s Ticket page.

Count Down To The Fair!


Why Take Amtrak To The New York State Fair

Save yourself the tolls, traffic, parking fees, and gas hassle by enjoying a ride on one of the two Amtrak train lines that serve the Fair.

Amtrak Tickets, Discounts, And Where The Train Stops

You can purchase Amtrak tickets using the Amtrak website or app, Quik-Track machines at some stations, or call 1-800-USA-Rail. You can print or use your phone to show your tickets to conductors on your day of travel.

Discounts may be available; check out the Garndure of New York 15% discount page for more info on how to save money. These discounts are only available if you book electronically.

The State Fair Amtrak Stop is at the rear of the fairgrounds, adjacent to the Suburban Park concert area. Visit the official Amtrak NYF Stop Page for more info.

Amfleet 1
The inside of an Amtrak Amfleet 1 Coach Car found on many regional trains

The Maple Laef and Empire Service provides train service to NYF, New York State Fair.

Trains That Can Take You To The Fair

The Maple Leaf and Empire Service offers stops at the Fair, and both schedules are below.

Both trains share many of the same stops, so you could ride one train route there and the other back when booking.

Maple Leaf Schedule: Amtrak To The New York State Fair

The times are departure times; trains may arrive earlier than posted times.

For a full schedule printable one, visit the Maple Leaf Schedule page.

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7:15aNew York, NY
Moynihan Train Hall (NYP)
7:44aYonkers, NY (YNY)8:37p
8:03aCroton-Harmon, NY (CRT)8:17p
8:45aPoughkeepsie, NY (POU)7:36p
9:00aRhinecliff, NY (RHI)7:20p
9:21aHudson, NY (HUD)6:57p
10:10aAlbany-Rensselaer, NY (ALB)6:35p
10:34aSchenectady, NY (SDY)5:36p
10:52aAmsterdam, NY (AMS)4:52p
11:50aUtica, NY (UCA)3:50p
12:03pRome, NY (ROM)3:32p
12:54pSyracuse, NY
Regional Transportation Center (SYR)
2:10pRochester, NY
Louise M. Slaughter Station (ROC)
3:18pBuffalo, NY – Depew Station (BUF)12:40p
3:32pBuffalo, NY
Exchange Street Station (BFX)
4:40pNiagara Falls, NY (NFL)11:50a
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These times are subject to change.

Empire Service Schedule: Amtrak To The New York State Fair

The times are departure times; trains may arrive earlier than posted times.

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North Bound
Train 283
North Bound
Amtrak StationsTrain 284
South Bound
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10:20a1:20pNew York, NY
Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Sta. (NYP)
1:44pYonkers, NY (YNY)3:16p
11:01a2:03pCroton-Harmon, NY (CRT)2:55p
11:43a2:45Poughkeepsie, NY (POU)2:15p
12:00p2:45pRhinecliff, NY (RHI)1:51p
12:25p3:22pHudson, NY (HUD)1:28p
1:10p4:05pAlbany-Rensselaer, NY (ALB)1:05p
1:34p4:29pSchenectady, NY (SDY)12:14p
1:52p4:47pAmsterdam, NY (AMS)11:46a 
2:50p5:45pUtica, NY (UCA) 10:44a
3:06p 6:00pRome, NY (ROM)10:30a
3:57p6:51p Syracuse, NY
Regional Transportation Center (SYR)
5:23p8:07pRochester, NY
Louise M. Slaughter Station (ROC)
6:32p9:16p Buffalo, NY – Depew Station (BUF)7:29a
6:56p 9:40pBuffalo, NY –
Exchange Street Station (BFX)
7:40p10:30pNiagara Falls, NY (NFL)6:37a
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These times are subject to change.

Amenities Found On These Trains

You can choose between coach and business class seating accommodations for most trains.

Amtrak outlet
An outlet on Amtrak coach cars.

All the trains heading to the Fair offer free Wi-Fi for you to use.

Beware that you cannot stream with programs but surf the web, check email, and the like over Amtrak Wi-Fi.

If you get hungry, the cafe car carries goodies such as snacks, light meals, and drinks such as soda, coffee, tea, and alcohol. You can enjoy your purchases in the cafe or at your seat.

You can bring food and drink aboard, but you cannot drink alcohol you brought onboard and must eat it at your seat, not in the cafe.

If this will be your first Amtrak trip, you may want to look at this article about entertainment on Amtrak.

If you are new to Amtrak, trains do have outlets so you can charge your phone, providing you bring a working charger and cable, an extension cord could make things easier.

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