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There are 4 ways to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by plane, bus, train or car

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  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Albany (ALB)

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  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY

Train

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Schenectady

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  1. Drive from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which costs $140 - $260 and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Crossgates Mid-Mall and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 14m.

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The distance between Buffalo Airport (BUF) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 258 miles. The road distance is 286.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to bus which takes 6h 14m and costs $30 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Buffalo, NY station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which takes 3h 39m and costs $140 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $40 and takes 6h 14m, you could also train, which costs $75 - $180 and takes 7h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 257.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 39m

What companies run services between Buffalo Airport (BUF), USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hourly. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY once a week. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Train operators
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
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Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $170
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VIA Rail
Escape
$45 - $65
Business
$100 - $130
Economy
$75 - $85
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 286 miles. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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United Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to Albany Airport.

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