There are 4 ways to get from Cleveland to Buffalo by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 4178 / ...

$24 - $60

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Train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$59 - $145

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Buffalo 190.5 miles

$18 - $27

Fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Buffalo (BUF) CLE - BUF

$154 - $870

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Buffalo is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Buffalo is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Buffalo, Ny. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cleveland to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Cleveland Amtrak and arriving at Buffalo via Buffalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cleveland and Buffalo is 174 miles. The road distance is 190.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $24 - $60.

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The bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Cleveland to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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Cleveland to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Cleveland Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Buffalo is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $24 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 4 h 4 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $900 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 174.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Cleveland to Buffalo every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $24 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Cleveland to Buffalo twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Cleveland to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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 Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 53 min and has one stopover.

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Cleveland to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Buffalo, Ny station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Buffalo is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to drive from Cleveland to Buffalo.

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

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Book your Cleveland to Buffalo bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 131+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs $3.

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