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There are 7 ways to get from Buffalo to New York by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly Buffalo to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 13 min

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

$76 - $373

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

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

$35 - $100

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Fly Buffalo to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 32 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

$72 - $372

Fly Buffalo to Newark  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR

$109 - $479

Train to Rochester, fly to New York La Guardia  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ROC - LGA

$122 - $464

Train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...

$65 - $190

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to New York 374.2 miles

$35 - $55

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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 - $380 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at New York, NY - Port Authority. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 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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The best way to get from Buffalo to New York without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $35 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Buffalo to New York, including transfers.

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Buffalo to New York bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Buffalo, NY station.

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Buffalo to New York train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to New York is to fly which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $100 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $100 and takes 7 h 45 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $190 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to New York.
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  • Distance: 293.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

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

United Airlines flies from Buffalo to New York every 4 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Buffalo to New York every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Rochester to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
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 Exchange Street Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 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 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Train from Buffalo to New York
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Business
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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.

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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Buffalo to New York bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at New York, NY - Port Authority station.

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Buffalo to New York train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to New York is 374 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to drive from Buffalo to New York.

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Delta and JetBlue Airways offer flights from Buffalo Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 1847+ hotels available in New York. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to line 204 bus which takes 17 min and costs $2.

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