There are 7 ways to get from Buffalo to Long Island by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. BUF - JFK

$89 - $396

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Buffalo - NYC / ...
  2. 495

$65 - $142

5 alternative options

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. BUF - LGA

$87 - $400

Fly to Newark, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. BUF - EWR

$115 - $505

Train VIA Rail  •  10 h 53 min

  1. VIA Rail
  2. Ronkonkoma

$75 - $223

Train Amtrak  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Empire Service / ...
  2. Ronkonkoma

$81 - $200

Drive  •  7 h 51 min

  1. 429.8 miles

$40 - $65

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Long Island, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Buffalo to Centereach via New York, Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 10 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buffalo to Centereach via New York, NY - Port Authority, New York, Ny, Queens Vil, Ny, Hillside Av/Springfield Bl, Lake Ronkonkoma, and Expressway Drive North in around 11 h 29 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Brentwood
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
mta.info
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to New York
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $90
Economy
$100 - $150
Economy Plus
$150 - $210
Business
$150 - $220
Business Plus/Sleeper
$270 - $380
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Buffalo and Long Island is 533 km. The road distance is 688 km.

The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Long Island is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Long Island is to fly and train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs $85 - $400.

No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at Williams Boulevard via New York, Ny, Hillside Av/Springfield Bl and Expressway Drive North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Buffalo to Long Island, including transfers.