There are 7 ways to get from Buffalo to New York by plane, train, subway, 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.

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Fly to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 14 min

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

$78 - $387

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority Buffalo / ...

$35 - $100

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Fly to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BUF - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to W 4 St

$74 - $386

Fly to Newark, train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station

$110 - $496

Train  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Grand Central Terminal VIA Rail / ...

$60 - $210

Night bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the night bus from Buffalo, Ny to New York, Ny 311 / ...

$46 - $106

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to New York 374.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to New York is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to New York is to fly and train which costs $75 - $390 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and New York is 294 miles. The road distance is 374.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Buffalo to New York, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at New York, NY - Port Authority. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Buffalo and arriving at Grand Central Terminal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and New York, NY, USA?

Trailways New York operates a bus from Buffalo to New York every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Buffalo to New York every 3 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $210 and the journey takes 9 h 5 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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 40 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
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $85
Economy
$100 - $140
Economy Plus
$140 - $210
Business
$150 - $210
Business Plus/Sleeper
$270 - $380
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to New York
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 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 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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, 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
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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