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

Taking Amtrak to the New York State Fair 2024

You can take Amtrak To The New York State Fair by riding the Maple Leaf or Empire Service. However, the trains usually do not stop at the fairgrounds. Don’t worry—I can help you plan your trip to the fair using Amtrak! While tickets for 2024 are not yet available, you can keep an eye out for when they become available.

New York State Fair dates & tickets

The New York State Fair will commence on Wednesday, August 21, 2024, and conclude on Labor Day, September 2, 2024.

Faire 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 home page.

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The trains that take you to the Fair

Two Amtrak trains can take you to the fair. These trains share many of the same stops, so you could ride one train route there and the other back when booking.

Taking these trains can save you 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 train stops.

Buying tickets can be fast and easy! You can purchase Amtrak tickets using:

  • The Amtrak website
  • Amtrak app,
  • Quik-Track machines at some stations
  • At staffed stations
  • Call 1-800-USA-Rail.

When booking, use NYF’s station code to find the fair stop.

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.

Where is the New York State Fair Amtrak stop?

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.

Maple Leaf schedule to take Amtrak to the New York State Fair

The times are departure times; trains may arrive earlier than posted times. For a complete printable schedule, visit the Maple Leaf Schedule page.

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Communities Served64
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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 to take Amtrak to the New York State Fair

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

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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

Both routes use similar equipment, and here are a few things you can expect.

Amfleet 1
The inside of an Amtrak Amfleet 1 Coach Caris can be found on many regional trains.
  • Accommodations
  • Free Amtrak Wi-Fi.
  • There is a Cafe car,
    • Offers snacks, light meals, and drinks such as soda, coffee, tea, and alcohol.
    • You can bring food and drink aboard, but you cannot drink the alcohol you carried onboard.
  • At-seat outlets are available to charge your phone, provided you bring a working charger and cable. An extension cord could make things easier.

If this is your first Amtrak trip, you may want to read this article about entertainment on Amtrak.

Kevin Monteith

Kev Monteith has been traveling on Amtrak since 2012. With over a decade of experience, he has been on over 800 trains, covering over 200k miles of rail. Kev enjoys helping others achieve their travel dreams by providing support and information. Outside of travel, Kev enjoys making music as an organist and outings with family.

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