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

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Fly Buffalo to Philadelphia  •  3 h 13 min

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

$159 - $723

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Bus Megabus  •  9 h 20 min

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

$35 - $85

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Fly Buffalo to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 10 min

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

$202 - $841

Fly Buffalo to New York JFK, train  •  4 h 36 min

  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

$149 - $595

Train to Rochester, fly to Philadelphia  •  5 h 8 min

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

$203 - $728

Fly Buffalo to Newark, train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$118 - $541

Train  •  10 h 28 min

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

$137 - $413

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 42 min

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

$49 - $125

Drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Philadelphia 377.7 miles

$35 - $55

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buffalo and arriving at 30th St. Station Philadelphia station. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to Philadelphia station. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 28 min.

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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 9 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min 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 VIA Rail, depart from Buffalo station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 3 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 10 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 18 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 281.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Buffalo to Philadelphia every 4 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Buffalo to Philadelphia once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Rochester to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Buffalo to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
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
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Train from Buffalo to New York
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
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.

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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 Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com

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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 6 h 46 min to drive from Buffalo to Philadelphia.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer 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 374+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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

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