There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Buffalo by plane, train, bus 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

Fly from Los Angeles  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Buffalo (BUF) LAX - BUF

$138 - $525

4 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Buffalo (BUF) BUR - BUF

$257 - $624

Train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$370 - $1,088

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Columbus, Oh 1684 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY Cinncinati,OH-Buffalo

$242 - $622

Drive  •  40 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Buffalo 2564.6 miles

$250 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Buffalo is to fly which costs $130 - $550 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Buffalo is to fly which costs $130 - $550 and takes 7 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Buffalo, NY via Columbus, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles station to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Buffalo via Chicago Union Station and Buffalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Buffalo is 2206 miles. The road distance is 2564.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Buffalo without a car is to train which takes 2 days 7 h and costs $370 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Los Angeles to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 2206.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Los Angeles to Buffalo via Chicago Union Station, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, and Buffalo in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Burbank to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Buffalo via Las Vegas, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Buffalo via Oakland, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Burbank to Buffalo via Las Vegas, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Burbank to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $350
Flexible
$410 - $550

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