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There are 4 ways to get from Buffalo to Cooperstown by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Amtrak Station to Utica Amtrak Station Maple Leaf / ...
  2. Take the bus from Utica to Cooperstown

$65 - $165

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Utica, Ny 255 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Utica to Cooperstown

$49 - $127

2 alternative options

Bus via Syracuse, NY  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Utica, NY
  3. Take the bus from Utica to Cooperstown

$56 - $131

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Cooperstown 238.2 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Cooperstown is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Cooperstown is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Cooperstown. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street and arriving at Cooperstown via Syracuse, NY and Utica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 8m.

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The distance between Buffalo and Cooperstown is 202 miles. The road distance is 238.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Cooperstown without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 47m and costs $65 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Buffalo to Cooperstown, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Cooperstown bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street station.

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Buffalo to Cooperstown bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Cooperstown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Cooperstown is 238 miles. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Buffalo to Cooperstown.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Cooperstown. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 202 miles
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Cooperstown, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Buffalo to Cooperstown via Syracuse, NY and Utica in around 7h 8m.

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 Amtrak Station to Utica Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Utica
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$55 - $85
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Utica to Cooperstown
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $65
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Utica, NY
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Utica, NY
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Utica, Ny
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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