Erie Canal Distance Tables

The Erie Canal is the longest canal section in the New York State Canal System. Beginning at lock #E-2 in Waterford, NY, the Erie Canal runs 293 NM (337 SM or 543 KM) to the Niagara River at Tonawanda, NY and from there onto Buffalo, NY and Lake Erie via the Black Rock Canal.

The Erie Canal Distance Table (shown below) provides distances between some of the major points along the length of the canal. When used in conjunction with the speed limits throughout the canal, it is useful in planning your trip as well as an aid in computing passage times between major points along the way.


Transit Times

As a general guide, Albany to Oswego, NY will require about 3 days and Albany to Buffalo about 5 - 6 days depending on your speed.

Speed Limits

To recap the maximum speed limits for the Erie Canal:

These speed limits are valid except in the vicinity of the locks and unless otherwise posted. The standard caveat also applies - "you are responsible for your wake!"

These tables can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The files are Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format. The Erie Canal distance files contain the tables in NM’s, SM’s, and KM’s. You can download the table that you prefer or you can download all 3 in one file.

Erie Canal Distance Table (NM) - Download
Erie Canal Distance Table (SM) - Download
Erie Canal Distance Table (KM) - Download
Erie Canal Distance Tables (Complete Set) - Download

Erie Canal Distance Table

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NYC 0.0 134.0 136.3 154.0 168.2 188.3 205.1 213.0 235.7 248.0 266.5 275.0 310.7 332.6 349.9 377.8 390.1 403.9 414.1 429.5 437.2 440.5
Troy Lock 134.0 0.0 2.3 20.0 34.2 54.3 71.1 79.0 101.7 114.0 132.5 141.0 176.7 198.6 215.9 243.8 256.1 269.9 280.1 295.5 301.2 306.5
Waterford 136.3 2.3 0.0 17.7 31.9 52.0 68.8 76.7 99.4 111.7 130.2 138.7 174.4 196.3 213.6 241.5 253.8 267.6 277.8 293.2 301.1 304.2
Schenectady 154.0 20.0 17.7 0.0 14.2 34.3 51.1 59.0 81.7 94.0 112.5 121.0 156.7 178.6 195.9 223.8 236.1 249.9 260.1 275.5 283.2 286.5
Amsterdam 168.2 34.3 31.9 14.2 0.0 20.1 36.9 44.8 67.5 79.8 98.3 106.8 142.5 164.4 181.7 209.6 221.9 235.7 245.9 261.3 269.0 272.3
Canajoharie 188.3 54.3 52.0 34.3 20.1 0.0 16.8 24.7 47.3 59.7 78.2 86.7 122.4 144.3 161.6 189.5 201.8 215.6 225.8 241.2 248.9 252.2
Little Falls 205.1 71.1 68.8 51.1 36.9 16.8 0.0 7.9 30.6 42.9 61.4 69.9 105.6 127.5 144.8 172.7 185.0 198.8 209.0 224.4 232.1 235.4
Ilion 213.0 79.1 76.7 59.0 44.8 24.7 7.9 0.0 22.7 35.0 53.5 62.0 97.7 119.6 136.9 164.8 177.1 190.9 201.1 216.5 224.2 227.5
Rome 235.7 101.7 99.4 81.7 67.5 47.3 30.6 22.7 0.0 12.3 30.8 39.3 75.0 96.9 114.2 142.1 154.4 168.2 178.4 193.8 201.5 204.8
Sylvan Beach 248.0 114.0 111.7 94.0 79.8 59.7 42.9 35.0 12.3 0.0 18.5 27.0 62.7 84.6 101.9 129.8 142.1 155.9 166.1 181.5 189.2 192.5
Brewerton 266.5 132.5 130.2 112.5 98.3 78.2 61.4 53.5 30.8 18.5 0.0 8.5 44.2 66.1 83.4 111.3 123.6 137.4 147.6 163.0 170.7 174.0
3 River Jct. 275.0 141.0 138.7 121.0 106.8 86.7 69.9 62.0 39.3 27.0 8.5 0.0 35.7 57.6 74.9 102.8 115.1 128.9 139.1 154.5 162.2 165.5
Kipp Island 310.7 176.7 174.4 156.7 142.5 122.4 105.6 97.7 75.0 62.7 44.2 35.7 0.0 21.9 39.2 67.0 79.4 93.2 103.4 118.8 126.5 129.8
Newark 332.6 298.6 196.3 178.6 164.4 144.3 127.5 119.6 96.9 84.6 66.1 57.6 21.9 0.0 17.3 45.2 57.5 71.3 81.5 96.9 104.6 107.9
Fairport 349.9 215.9 213.6 195.9 181.7 161.6 144.8 136.9 114.2 101.9 83.4 74.9 39.2 17.3 0.0 27.9 40.2 54.0 64.2 79.6 87.3 90.6
Brockport 377.8 243.8 241.5 223.8 209.6 189.5 172.7 164.8 142.1 129.8 111.3 102.8 67.1 45.2 27.9 0.0 12.3 26.1 36.3 51.7 59.4 62.7
Albion 390.1 256.1 253.8 236.1 221.9 201.8 185.0 177.1 154.4 142.1 123.6 115.1 79.4 57.5 40.2 12.3 0.0 13.8 24.0 39.4 47.1 50.4
Middleport 403.9 269.9 267.6 249.9 235.7 215.6 198.8 190.9 168.2 155.9 137.4 128.9 93.2 71.3 54.0 26.1 13.8 0.0 10.2 25.6 33.3 36.6
Lockport 414.1 280.1 277.8 260.1 245.9 225.8 209.0 201.1 178.4 166.1 147.6 139.1 103.4 81.5 64.2 36.3 24.0 10.2 0.0 15.4 23.1 26.4
Tonawanda 429.5 295.5 293.2 275.5 261.3 241.2 224.4 216.5 193.8 181.5 163.0 154.5 118.8 96.9 79.6 51.7 39.4 25.6 15.4 0.0 7.7 11.0
Black Rock 437.2 303.2 301.1 283.2 269.0 248.9 232.1 224.2 201.5 189.2 170.7 162.2 126.5 104.6 87.3 59.4 47.1 33.3 23.1 7.7 0.0 3.3
Buffalo 440.5 306.5 304.2 286.5 272.3 252.2 235.4 227.5 204.8 192.5 174.0 165.5 129.8 107.9 90.6 62.7 50.4 36.6 26.4 11.0 3.3 0.0

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