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There are 3 ways to get from Hamilton to Erie by bus, train or car

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Thru-Bus, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street Toronto - Buffalo: 5591
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa 4175 / ...

$28 - $68

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Aldershot to Buffalo VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Erie Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited

$73 - $155

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Hamilton to Erie 156.9 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Hamilton to Erie is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamilton to Erie is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamilton to Erie. However, there are services departing from Hamilton, ON and arriving at Erie, Pa via Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Hamilton and Erie is 126 km. The road distance is 251 km.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Erie without a car is to Thru-Bus and bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Hamilton to Erie, including transfers.

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Hamilton to Erie bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Hamilton, ON station.

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The best way to get from Hamilton to Erie is to Thru-Bus and bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $35 - $90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $210 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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Hamilton to Erie bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Erie, Pa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamilton to Erie is 251 km. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Hamilton to Erie.

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Map of how to get from Hamilton to Erie.
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  • Distance: 78.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Hamilton, ON, Canada and Erie, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Hamilton to Erie via Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street and Buffalo, Ny in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamilton to Erie via Aldershot GO Bus, Aldershot, and Buffalo Depew Station in around 7 h 46 min.

Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Aldershot to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$60 - $85
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 Buffalo Depew Station to Erie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$27 - $40
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 Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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