It's even easier to head to the Great New York State Fair this year. Amtrak is running a service that'll drop fairgoers off practically at the front gate.

Both the Empire Service and the Maple Leaf Amktrak trains will drop riders just feet away from all the fun.

"Visiting the Great New York State Fair is a must-do summer activity, and we are thrilled that Amtrak will continue to make it an accessible destination," Gov. Hochul said. "Taking the train allows fair goers to save on gas and other expenses while ensuring a safe, direct ride there. Thank you to our partners at Amtrak for working with us to bring joy to so many New Yorkers and visitors, alike." 

Trains will run throughout the fair starting on that first day, August 24.

"We are proud to continue our yearly tradition of partnering with NYSDOT to provide New Yorkers with the opportunity totravel to the Great New York State Fair via Amtrak. Whether you're coming from New York City, Niagara Falls or anywhere in between, riding the train will add to your Fair experience in a fun, sustainable and relaxing way," Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner said.

And if you book five days ahead of time, you can get a discount with the See NY and Save deal.

"Our partnership with Amtrak grants New Yorkers a fun opportunity to ride to and from the Great New York State Fair in style, air conditioning, and comfort. The Amtrak service is one of the best kept secrets - or hidden gems - when it comes to transportation to the Fairgrounds. We encourage neighbors from New York City, Niagara Falls, Albany, and Amtrak destinations in between to come experience the food, fun, farming and family activities that the Fair offers!" State Fair Interim Director Sean Hennessey said.

Tickets are available now at, via the Amtrak mobile app, at station ticket counters or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL for travel between Wednesday, August 24 and Monday, September 5.