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There are 5 ways to get from Buffalo to Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 8m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Boston (BOS) BUF - BOS

$104 - $369

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Bus via Syracuse  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to Syracuse
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Albany, NY
  3. Take the bus from Albany to Boston

$77 - $122

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Train  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$81 - $114

Bus  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to New York City 2686
  2. Take the bus from New York City to Boston 2610 / ...

Drive  •  7h 50m

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Boston 458 miles

$45 - $65

Buffalo to Boston by train

The train journey time between Buffalo and Boston is around 12h 50m and covers a distance of around 499 miles. The fastest train normally takes 12h 50m. Operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail, the Buffalo to Boston train service departs from Buffalo and arrives in Boston South Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 50m
Fastest train time:
12h 50m
Train distance:
499 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$81
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:10
Last train departs at:
07:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Buffalo to Boston train schedules

Buffalo → Boston
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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Boston is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Boston is to fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Boston. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at Boston via Syracuse, NY and Albany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at Boston South Station via Buffalo Depew Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 22m.

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The distance between Buffalo and Boston is 401 miles. The road distance is 458 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Boston without a car is to train which takes 12h 22m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from Buffalo to Boston, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Buffalo station.

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Buffalo to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Buffalo Depew Station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Boston is to fly which takes 3h 8m and costs $100 - $370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 12h 22m, you could also bus via Syracuse, which costs $75 - $130 and takes 13h.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Boston.
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  • Distance: 401.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 8m

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines fly from Buffalo to Boston 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Buffalo Depew Station to Boston South Station twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 11h 6m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
11h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Buffalo to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Buffalo to New York City
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Buffalo to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston station.

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Buffalo to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Boston is 458 miles. It takes approximately 7h 50m to drive from Buffalo to Boston.

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JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Buffalo Airport to Boston Airport.

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