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There are 7 ways to get from Amherst to New York by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York JFK (JFK) BUF - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station

$76 - $373

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Thru-Bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicot Street to New York, NY 5593 / ...

$37 - $92

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Fly to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to W 4 St

$72 - $372

Fly to Newark  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR

$109 - $479

Bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Buffalo

$55 - $105

Train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...

$67 - $192

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Amherst to New York 380.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Amherst to New York is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amherst to New York is to fly and train which costs $75 - $380 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amherst station to New York. However, there are services departing from Main St & University Station and arriving at New York, NY via Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicot Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 36 min.

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The distance between Amherst and New York is 294 miles. The road distance is 380.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Amherst to New York without a car is to Thru-Bus which takes 8 h 36 min and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Amherst to New York, including transfers.

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Amherst to New York bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicot Street station.

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The best way to get from Amherst to New York is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $100 - $480. Alternatively, you can Thru-Bus, which costs $35 - $95 and takes 8 h 36 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $200 and takes 9 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Amherst to New York bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at New York, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Amherst to New York.
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  • Distance: 293.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

What companies run services between Amherst, NY, USA and New York, NY, USA?

United Airlines flies from Amherst to New York every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Amherst to New York 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to New York
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Business
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicot Street to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Online Fare
$45 - $75
Standard Fare
$60 - $90
Refundable
$65 - $100
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Amherst to New York is 380 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to drive from Amherst to New York.

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Delta and JetBlue Airways offer flights from Buffalo Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 1846+ hotels available in New York. Prices start at $111 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amherst to Buffalo Airport is to line 47 bus which takes 28 min and costs $2.

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