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There are 10 ways to get from Manhattan to Buffalo by plane, subway, train, bus, night 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.

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Fly Newark to Buffalo  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Buffalo (BUF) EWR - BUF

$109 - $479

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Night bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 318 / ...

$43 - $113

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Fly New York La Guardia to Buffalo  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Buffalo (BUF) LGA - BUF

$72 - $372

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Buffalo  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the subway from 5 Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF) JFK - BUF

$75 - $370

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Buffalo  •  5 h 22 min

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

$237 - $922

Fly New York La Guardia to Rochester, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station

$122 - $466

Fly Newark to Rochester, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station

$134 - $513

Bus  •  7 h 40 min

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

$40 - $110

Train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station Maple Leaf / ...

$68 - $193

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Buffalo 383.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Buffalo is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Buffalo is to fly which costs $100 - $480 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Buffalo, NY. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Buffalo is 293 miles. The road distance is 383.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 40 min and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Manhattan to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Buffalo bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Buffalo is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs $100 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 7 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $200 and takes 9 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 23 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 293.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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

United Airlines flies from Manhattan to Buffalo every 4 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Manhattan to Buffalo 4 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $95 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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 Rochester Amtrak Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Train from New York to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Business
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Online Fare
$45 - $75
Standard Fare
$60 - $95
Refundable
$70 - $100
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
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Night bus from New York, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Buffalo is 384 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to drive from Manhattan to Buffalo.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $17.

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