There are 8 ways to get from Jersey City to Buffalo by train, plane, subway, bus or car

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Train to Newark, fly  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to Newark
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Buffalo (BUF) EWR - BUF

$96 - $483

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Bus Megabus  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY

$36 - $63

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Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Buffalo (BUF) LGA - BUF

$75 - $390

Train, train to New York JFK, fly  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF) JFK - BUF

$77 - $389

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Buffalo (BUF) PHL - BUF

$232 - $927

Bus Trailways New York  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Buffalo, NY Nyc / ...

$41 - $102

Train  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from New York to Buffalo VIA Rail / ...

$63 - $213

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Buffalo 371.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Journal Square Transportation Center and arriving at Buffalo, NY via New York, NY - Port Authority. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jersey City to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Journal Square and arriving at Buffalo via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 33 min.

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The distance between Jersey City and Buffalo is 290 miles. The road distance is 371.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Jersey City to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Jersey City to Buffalo bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority station.

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Jersey City to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from New York station.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Buffalo is to bus which takes 7 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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Jersey City to Buffalo bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Buffalo, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Jersey City to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 290.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

What companies run services between Jersey City, NJ, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

Trailways New York operates a bus from Jersey City to Buffalo hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h. Greyhound USA also services this route every 20 minutes. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Jersey City to Buffalo every 3 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $210 and the journey takes 8 h 9 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to Newark
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 9th Street
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $90
Economy
$100 - $150
Economy Plus
$150 - $210
Business
$150 - $210
Business Plus/Sleeper
$270 - $380
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Book at
trailwaysny.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 New York, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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Jersey City to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jersey City to Buffalo is 371 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to drive from Jersey City to Buffalo.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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