There are 10 ways to get from Manhattan to Amherst by subway, plane, train, bus, tram or car

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Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Buffalo  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Buffalo (BUF) LGA - BUF

$107 - $462

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Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY New York, NY - Binghamton, NY - Syracuse, NY - Geneva - Waterloo, NY - Geneva - Waterloo, NY - Rochester, NY - Buffalo, NY - Niagara Falls, NY / ...

$19 - $45

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Subway, train to New York JFK, fly to Buffalo  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF) JFK - BUF

$114 - $476

Subway, train to Newark, fly to Buffalo  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Buffalo (BUF) EWR - BUF

$121 - $375

Fly New York La Guardia to Rochester, bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny

$202 - $789

Train to New York JFK, fly to Rochester, bus, tram  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC
  3. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
  4. Take the tram from Church St Station to University Station

$119 - $383

Train to Newark, fly to Rochester, bus, tram  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC
  3. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
  4. Take the tram from Church St Station to University Station

$136 - $432

Bus via Church St Station  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street Ny / ...

$38 - $65

Train  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Depew Station Empire Service / ...

$85 - $116

Drive  •  6h 50m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Amherst 388.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Amherst is to bus which costs $19 - $45 and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Amherst is to subway and fly which costs $100 - $470 and takes 4h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Buffalo, NY. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 20m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Amherst is 293 miles. The road distance is 388.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Amherst without a car is to bus which takes 8h 20m and costs $19 - $45.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Manhattan to Amherst, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Amherst bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from New York, NY station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Amherst is to bus which takes 8h 20m and costs $19 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $120 and takes 9h 2m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Amherst.
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  • Distance: 292.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Amherst, NY, USA?

OurBus operates a bus from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 8h 20m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Depew Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 7h 42m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$716
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Tram from Church St Station to University Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com
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 New York Penn Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
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 Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from New York, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Rochester, NY - 186 Cumberland Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$30 - $45
Online Fare
$10 - $14
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Standard Fare
$19 - $23
Refundable
$26 - $29
Bus from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$50 - $70
Online Fare
$35 - $50
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Standard Fare
$55 - $65
Refundable
$67 - $72
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Book at
ourbus.com

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Manhattan to Amherst bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Buffalo, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Amherst is 389 miles. It takes approximately 6h 50m to drive from Manhattan to Amherst.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 223+ hotels available in Amherst. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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