There are 8 ways to get from East Lansing to Buffalo by bus, plane, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus to Detroit, fly  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Buffalo (BUF) DTW - BUF

$155 - $519

Cheapest option

Bus, Thru-Bus  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to Blake Transit Center
  2. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Hamilton, ON
  3. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY

$53 - $123

6 alternative options

Fly from Lansing  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Lansing (LAN) to Buffalo (BUF) LAN - BUF

$137 - $722

Bus  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212

$62 - $151

Bus, train Amtrak  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  3. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak

$97 - $254

Bus, train via London  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to London, On
  3. Take the train from London to Aldershot
  4. Take the train from Aldershot to Buffalo

$85 - $231

Train  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from East Lansing Amtrak to Port Huron Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Sarnia to London
  3. Take the train from London to Aldershot
  4. Take the train from Aldershot to Niagara Falls Station
  5. Take the train from Niagara Falls Station to Buffalo

$125 - $338

Drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from East Lansing to Buffalo 321.1 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Lansing to Buffalo is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Lansing to Buffalo is to bus and fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between East Lansing and Buffalo is 286 miles. The road distance is 321.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from East Lansing to Buffalo, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from East Lansing to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from WBD Gr. River past MAC AVE and arriving at Buffalo, Ny via East Lansing, Mi, Detroit, Mi and Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 23 min.

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The nearest airport to Buffalo is Buffalo (BUF) Airport which is 8.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Niagara Falls (IAG) (15.2 miles), Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) (58.1 miles), Rochester (ROC) (63.9 miles) and Toronto (YYZ) (66.6 miles).

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Map of how to get from East Lansing to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 285.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between East Lansing, MI, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from East Lansing to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Lansing to Buffalo via SBD Harrison before Service Rd, East Lansing, Mi, Detroit, Mi, and Cleveland, Oh in around 10 h 23 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Detroit, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from East Lansing Amtrak to Port Huron Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Niagara Falls Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from London to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$30 - $50
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $130
Train from Aldershot to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 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
$85 - $120
Train from Sarnia to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $40
Economy Plus
$45 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$75 - $110
Train from Aldershot to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $35
Economy
$28 - $40
Economy Plus
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
Business Plus/Sleeper
$70 - $100
Train from Niagara Falls Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $55
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $29
Economy
$23 - $35
Economy Plus
$40 - $55
Business
$30 - $45
Business Plus/Sleeper
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to Blake Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from East Lansing, Mi to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Detroit, Mi to London, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Hamilton, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40

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