Amtrak Trains Now Travel to the New York State Fair

Provides an easy, relaxing and affordable experience as
kids ride for free

NEW YORK – Amtrak has continued its partnership with the New York State Fair to provide direct
train service for customers
traveling as a more convenient,
cost-effective, family friendly and comfortable way to travel to and from the
Empire State’s largest annual event between Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Monday,
Sept. 2.

Skip tolls, traffic and parking fees, and arrive steps from
the fairgrounds via select Empire Service (Trains 281, 283, 284 and 288)
and Maple Leaf (Trains 63 and 64)
which will make daily stops at the State Fair (in between stops at Rochester
and Syracuse stations), adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The Amtrak station code
for the New York State Fair is NYF. 

trains originating in New York City stop at the Fair at 1:21 p.m. during the
week and 12:56 p.m. on weekends (Train 63), 3:58 p.m. daily (Train 281) and 6:57
p.m. daily (Train 283). Eastbound trains originating from Toronto or Niagara
Falls stop at the Fair at 9:33 a.m. (Train 284) and 3:00 p.m. (Train 64), and
5:45 p.m. only on Monday, Sept. 2 (Train 288) en route to Albany and New York

In addition to the Fair
stop, Amtrak is also offering a “kids ride free” promotion (one free child for
each paying adult on the same itinerary) for travel to and from the Fair, which must be booked online at and at least three days in advance of travel with the
promo code V153. This sale is valid only
during the duration of the Fair and includes one blackout date on Friday, Aug.
30. Other terms and conditions apply.

Tickets are available now at, via the Amtrak mobile app,
at station ticket counters or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL. As always, customers will enjoy plenty
of legroom, a generous luggage policy, and scenic routes. Amtrak also offers free
Wi-Fi, the freedom to use phones and electronic devices at all times (no
“airplane mode”).

Amtrak has been offering train
service to the New York State Fair since 2002. The New York State Fair,
operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, attracts
more than one million people during the 13-day celebration of delicious food,
eye-opening exhibits, captivating entertainment and great fun. The home of the
Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that
operates all year.