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There are 7 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.

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Bus to Detroit, fly  •  4 h 46 min

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

$155 - $504

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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

5 alternative options

Fly from Lansing  •  7 h 3 min

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

$137 - $707

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from East Lansing, MI - Amtrak to Toledo, OH Amtrak 8150 / ...
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Bus Greyhound USA, Thru-Bus  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW North Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Dearborn Amtrak, Mi to Hamilton, On
  3. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY

$63 - $135

Train  •  13 h 31 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 Buffalo

$147 - $323

Drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from East Lansing to Buffalo 321.1 miles

$30 - $50

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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 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Lansing to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from East Lansing Marriott and arriving at Buffalo, NY via Ann Arbor, MI and Hamilton, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 49 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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The best way to get from East Lansing to Buffalo without a car is to bus and Thru-Bus which takes 11 h 49 min and costs $50 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from East Lansing to Buffalo, including transfers.

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East Lansing to Buffalo bus services, operated by Michigan Flyer, depart from East Lansing Marriott station.

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The best way to get from East Lansing to Buffalo is to fly which takes 7 h 3 min and costs $130 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus and Thru-Bus, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 11 h 49 min, you could also train, which costs $140 - $330 and takes 13 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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East Lansing to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Buffalo, NY station.

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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 46 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 Blake Transit Center, Ann Arbor, MI, and Hamilton, ON in around 11 h 49 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Detroit, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Lansing to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Sarnia to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$17 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Train from London to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$60 - $85
Train from Aldershot to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Michigan Flyer
Website
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW McNamara Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to Blake Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
Bus from East Lansing Marriott to DTW North Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
michiganflyer.com
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
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from East Lansing, MI - Amtrak to Toledo, OH Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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.

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 Dearborn Amtrak, Mi to Hamilton, On
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Yes, the driving distance between East Lansing to Buffalo is 321 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to drive from East Lansing to Buffalo.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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