There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from New York JFK  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF) JFK - BUF

$68 - $374

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Bus Megabus  •  11 h 15 min

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

$44 - $71

4 alternative options

Fly from New York La Guardia  •  3 h 39 min

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

$84 - $394

Bus Trailways New York  •  7 h 52 min

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

$47 - $109

Train  •  9 h 41 min

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

$67 - $219

Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo 399 miles

$35 - $60

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Buffalo via Jamaica and New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Buffalo is 307 miles. The road distance is 399 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from New York station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo is to fly which takes 1 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 52 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 9 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 16 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo is 399 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo.

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Delta and JetBlue Airways offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 306.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

JetBlue Airways and Delta fly from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo every 2 hours. Alternatively, Trailways New York operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Buffalo hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h. Greyhound USA also services this route every 20 minutes.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
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
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
Train operators
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 - $85
Economy
$100 - $140
Economy Plus
$140 - $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.

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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
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
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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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York La Guardia Airport is to shuttle which takes 34 min and costs .

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