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There are 5 ways to get from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus, car or plane

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  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Schenectady

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY

Bus via Syracuse

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to Syracuse
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Schenectady

Drive

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Fly

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Albany (ALB)

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Ellicott St & East Huron St and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Buffalo, NY, Crossgates Mid-Mall and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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The distance between Buffalo and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 265 miles. The road distance is 295.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs $75 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Buffalo, NY station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs $75 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 7h 48m, you could also fly, which costs $140 - $270 and takes 5h 24m.

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 43m and has one stopover.

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Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Albany, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 265.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Buffalo to Schenectady 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4h 50m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY once a week. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Flights from Buffalo to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $310
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$45 - $65
Business
$100 - $130
Economy
$70 - $85
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.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 to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.com
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
trailways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 295 miles. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Buffalo to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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United Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to Albany Airport.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to line 24 bus which takes 27 min and costs $2.

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