There are 7 ways to get from New York to Buffalo by train, plane, subway, bus or car

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Train to Newark, fly  •  3 h 33 min

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

$109 - $496

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Bus  •  7 h

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

$35 - $100

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Train to New York JFK, fly  •  3 h 35 min

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

$74 - $386

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  3 h 44 min

  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 - $387

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  4 h 49 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 - $927

Train  •  8 h 9 min

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

$60 - $210

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from New York to Buffalo 375.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Port Authority and arriving at Buffalo, NY. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 9 min.

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The distance between New York and Buffalo is 294 miles. The road distance is 375.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from New York to Buffalo, including transfers.

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

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New York 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 to Buffalo is to bus which takes 7 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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

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  • Distance: 293.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

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

Trailways New York operates a bus from New York to Buffalo hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from New York to Buffalo every 3 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $210 and the journey takes 8 h 9 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
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
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
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
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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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New York to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Buffalo is 376 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to drive from New York to Buffalo.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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