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There are 8 ways to get from New York to Amherst by train, plane, subway, bus or car

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Train to Newark, fly  •  4h 17m

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

$113 - $453

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Bus via Binghamton  •  8h 15m

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

$42 - $75

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Train to New York JFK, fly  •  4h 27m

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

$133 - $513

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  4h 37m

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

$137 - $452

Train  •  8h 40m

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

$106 - $257

Bus  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the bus from New York City to Buffalo 2686

Train via New York Moynihan Train Hall  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Buffalo Empire Service

$58 - $80

Drive  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from New York to Amherst 381 miles

$35 - $55

New York to Amherst by bus

The bus journey time between New York and Amherst is around 16h 25m and covers a distance of around 386 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 16h 25m. Operated by OurBus, the New York to Amherst bus service departs from New York, NY and arrives in Buffalo, NY. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
16h 25m
Fastest bus time:
16h 25m
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$42
Carbon emissions:
77 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:00
Last bus departs at:
07:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Amherst bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amherst is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amherst is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Amherst is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Amherst is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from New York to Amherst is to train and fly which takes 4h 17m and costs $110 - $460.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Amherst. However, there are services departing from New York, NY and arriving at Buffalo, NY via Binghamton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Amherst station. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at University Station via Erie Canal Harbor Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 40m.

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The distance between New York and Amherst is 294 miles. The road distance is 381 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Amherst without a car is to bus via Binghamton which takes 8h 15m and costs $40 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from New York to Amherst, including transfers.

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

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New York to Amherst train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Amherst is to bus via Binghamton which takes 8h 15m and costs $40 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 8h 40m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Amherst.
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  • Distance: 293.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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

You can take a bus from New York to Amherst via Binghamton, NY in around 8h 15m. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $260 and the journey takes 8h 9m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $420
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $440
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$70 - $90
Business
$130 - $180
Economy
$100 - $120
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
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 Moynihan Train Hall to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$100 - $160
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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ourbus.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 17m.

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

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New York to Amherst train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Amherst is 381 miles. It takes approximately 6h 49m to drive from New York to Amherst.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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