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There are 9 ways to get from Buffalo to Philadelphia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Buffalo to Philadelphia  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Philadelphia (PHL) BUF - PHL

$159 - $709

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Bus Megabus  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to 30th St. Station Philadelphia

$35 - $80

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Fly Buffalo to Baltimore, train  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Baltimore (BWI) BUF - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$202 - $827

Fly Buffalo to New York JFK, train  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York JFK (JFK) BUF - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$151 - $583

Train to Rochester, fly to Philadelphia  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Philadelphia (PHL) ROC - PHL

$204 - $711

Fly Buffalo to Newark, train  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Newark (EWR) BUF - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$118 - $527

Train  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$144 - $394

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Scranton, Pa 212
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa 7959 / ...

$49 - $135

Drive  •  6h 46m

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Philadelphia 377.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 3h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buffalo and arriving at 30th St. Station Philadelphia station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo station to Philadelphia station. However, there are services departing from Buffalo Amtrak Station and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 39m.

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The distance between Buffalo and Philadelphia is 281 miles. The road distance is 377.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Philadelphia without a car is to bus which takes 9h 20m and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Buffalo to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Buffalo, Ny station.

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Buffalo to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 3h 14m and costs $150 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 9h 20m, you could also train, which costs $140 - $400 and takes 9h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 281.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 14m

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

American Airlines flies from Buffalo to Philadelphia 5 times a day. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Buffalo to Philadelphia 4 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 9h 20m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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 Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
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 Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
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
1h 8m
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
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Business
$160 - $220
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
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 Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Scranton to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Buffalo to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Buffalo to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Philadelphia is 378 miles. It takes approximately 6h 46m to drive from Buffalo to Philadelphia.

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American Airlines offers flights from Buffalo Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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Book your Buffalo to Philadelphia bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 455+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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

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