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There are 6 ways to get from New York to Buffalo by train, plane, subway, bus or car

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Train to Newark, fly  •  3h 34m

  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  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Buffalo "Greyhound" / ...

$45 - $65

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Train to New York JFK, fly  •  3h 44m

  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  •  3h 57m

  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 18m

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

$100 - $260

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from New York to Buffalo 375.2 miles

$35 - $55

New York to Buffalo by train

The train journey time between New York and Buffalo is around 8h 16m and covers a distance of around 441 miles. The fastest train normally takes 8h 16m. Operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail, the New York to Buffalo train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Buffalo. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 16m
Fastest train time:
8h 16m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
$55
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:20
Last train departs at:
13:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Buffalo train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Buffalo is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Buffalo is to train and fly which costs $110 - $460 and takes 3h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 18m.

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It is 294 miles from New York to Buffalo. It is approximately 375.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from New York to Buffalo without a car is to train which takes 8h 18m and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m to get from New York to Buffalo, including transfers.

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New York to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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New York to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from New York to Buffalo is to train which takes 8h 18m and costs $100 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 8h 55m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 293.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 34m

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Buffalo twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 8h 18m. VIA Rail also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York to Buffalo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 8h 55m. FlixBus-us also services this route twice daily.

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
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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
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
Bus operators
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 to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
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 Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Buffalo station.

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New York to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Buffalo is 375 miles. It takes approximately 6h 51m 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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