There are 9 ways to get from Buffalo to Long Island by plane, train, bus, night 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 Buffalo to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 24 min

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

$85 - $396

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the night bus from Buffalo, Ny to New York, Ny 311 / ...
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma Ronkonkoma

$56 - $121

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Fly Buffalo to Newark, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

$123 - $514

Fly Buffalo to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma

$83 - $400

Train to Rochester, fly to New York JFK, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Rochester
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York JFK (JFK) ROC - JFK
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma

$132 - $381

Train to Rochester, fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Rochester
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA
  3. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma

$130 - $495

Train  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Albany
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

$101 - $255

Bus  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Buffalo - NYC
  2. Take the bus from Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl to Lake Ronkonkoma Binghamton-Patchogue / ...

$75 - $142

Drive  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Centereach 429.8 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Long Island is to fly and train which costs $80 - $400 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Long Island is 333 miles. The road distance is 429.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Buffalo to Long Island, including transfers.

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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, Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl and Expressway Drive North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 56 min.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $3 - $17.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 333.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Buffalo to Centereach via Albany, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak, New York Penn Station, Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 11 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buffalo to Centereach via New York, NY - Port Authority, New York, Ny, Queens Vil, Ny, Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl, Lake Ronkonkoma, and Expressway Drive North in around 11 h 56 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Rochester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
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 Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $70
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Train from Buffalo to Albany
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $160
Business
$110 - $160
Business Plus/Sleeper
$200 - $280
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl to Lake Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Buffalo, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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