There are 7 ways to get from Manhattan to Buffalo by subway, plane, bus, train, 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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Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  3 h 30 min

  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

$72 - $387

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Night bus  •  8 h

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

$43 - $113

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Subway to New York JFK, fly  •  3 h 40 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

$73 - $383

Fly from Newark  •  3 h 32 min

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

$109 - $494

Bus  •  7 h

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

$50 - $100

Train  •  9 h 12 min

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

$63 - $213

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 subway and fly which costs $70 - $390 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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

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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 and costs $50 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 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 station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Buffalo is to fly which takes 3 h 32 min and costs $100 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $100 and takes 7 h, you could also train, which costs $60 - $220 and takes 9 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 293.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

United Airlines flies from Manhattan to Buffalo every 3 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from Manhattan to Buffalo hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
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 - $220
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.

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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
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from New York, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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