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There are 10 ways to get from New York to Amherst by plane, train, subway, tram, 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  •  4h 38m

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

$109 - $479

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Bus Greyhound Canada  •  10h 40m

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

$40 - $95

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Train to New York JFK, fly to Buffalo  •  4h 47m

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

$76 - $373

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Buffalo  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Buffalo (BUF) LGA - BUF

$72 - $372

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Buffalo  •  5h 54m

  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 - $912

Fly Newark to Rochester, train, tram  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the tram from Erie Canal Harbor Station to University Station

$136 - $515

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Rochester, train, tram  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC
  3. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station
  4. Take the tram from Erie Canal Harbor Station to University Station

$124 - $468

Bus Trailways New York  •  8h 16m

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

$45 - $107

Train  •  8h 29m

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

$71 - $186

Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from New York to Amherst 380.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Amherst is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Amherst is to fly which costs $100 - $480 and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Amherst station. However, there are services departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Main St & University Station via Ellicott St & William St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 16m.

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The distance between New York and Amherst is 294 miles. The road distance is 380.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Amherst without a car is to bus which takes 8h 16m and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from New York to Amherst, including transfers.

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New York to Amherst 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 New York to Amherst is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs $100 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 8h 16m, you could also train, which costs $70 - $190 and takes 8h 29m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from New York to Amherst.
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  • Distance: 293.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Amherst, NY, USA?

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

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
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
1h 8m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
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
7h 59m
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
1h 22m
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
8h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Business
$160 - $220
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Tram from Erie Canal Harbor Station to University Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com
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
7h 40m
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
9h 30m
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
Bus from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal to Buffalo Airport, NY
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Online Fare
$45 - $75
Standard Fare
$60 - $90
Refundable
$65 - $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
9h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Amherst is 381 miles. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from New York to Amherst.

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JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 195+ hotels available in Amherst. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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