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There are 5 ways to get from Buffalo to Plattsburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Plattsburgh (PBG) BUF - PBG

$183 - $816

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Bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Albany, Ny 255 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Plattsburgh, Ny 4008 / ...

$66 - $151

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Train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Plattsburgh Amtrak Adirondack

$86 - $213

Bus, train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Schenectady, NY
  3. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Plattsburgh Amtrak

$88 - $187

Drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Plattsburgh 414.8 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Plattsburgh is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Plattsburgh is to fly which costs $180 - $850 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to Plattsburgh. However, there are services departing from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak and arriving at Plattsburgh Amtrak via Schenectady Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 37 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Plattsburgh is 300 miles. The road distance is 414.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Plattsburgh without a car is to train which takes 9 h 37 min and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Buffalo to Plattsburgh, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Plattsburgh is to fly which takes 5 h 32 min and costs $180 - $850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 9 h 37 min, you could also bus, which costs $65 - $160 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to Plattsburgh Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Buffalo to Plattsburgh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Plattsburgh Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Plattsburgh.
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  • Distance: 299.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Plattsburgh, NY, USA?

United Airlines flies from Buffalo to Plattsburgh every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Plattsburgh via Schenectady Amtrak in around 9 h 37 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Plattsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Plattsburgh via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Plattsburgh via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Plattsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $65
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Schenectady, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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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 Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Albany, Ny to Plattsburgh, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Plattsburgh is 415 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to drive from Buffalo to Plattsburgh.

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United Airlines offers flights from Buffalo Airport to Plattsburgh Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Plattsburgh. Prices start at $64 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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