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

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Train to New York JFK, fly, line 40 bus

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF)
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Grand Island Blvd & Grand Island Plaza

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Bus via New York

  1. Take the bus from New York to Buffalo

Train to Newark, fly, line 40 bus

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Buffalo (BUF)
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Grand Island Blvd & Grand Island Plaza

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly, line 40 bus

  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)
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Grand Island Blvd & Grand Island Plaza

Bus

  1. Take the bus from New York City to Buffalo

Train

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Buffalo

Train via New York Penn Station

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

Drive

  1. Drive from New York to Grand Island

New York to Grand Island by bus

The bus journey time between New York and Grand Island is around 8h 41m and covers a distance of around 433 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 25 min. The fastest bus normally takes 8h 16m. Operated by FlixBus-us and NFTA, the New York to Grand Island bus service departs from New York City and arrives in Grand Island Blvd & Grand Island Plaza. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
8h 15m
Layover time:
25 min
Total time:
8h 41m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
8h 16m
Bus distance:
433 miles
Buses per week:
13
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
86 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:00
Last bus departs at:
14:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Grand Island bus schedules

New York → Grand Island
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grand Island is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Grand Island is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Grand Island is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Grand Island is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from New York to Grand Island is to train and fly and line 40 bus. Taking this option will cost $130 - $400 and takes 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Grand Island. However, there are services departing from New York City and arriving at Grand Island Blvd & Grand Island Plaza via Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 52m.

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The distance between New York and Grand Island is 303 miles. The road distance is 392.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Grand Island without a car is to bus which takes 8h 52m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from New York to Grand Island, including transfers.

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New York to Grand Island bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from New York City station.

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The best way to get from New York to Grand Island is to bus which takes 8h 52m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $80 and takes 9h 9m.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 21m.

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New York to Grand Island bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Map of how to get from New York to Grand Island.
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  • Distance: 302.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

FlixBus-us operates a bus from New York City to Buffalo 3 times a day, and the journey takes 7h 50m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Buffalo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 7h 59m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
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
$13 - $17
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
Subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
$120 - $180
Economy
$100 - $120
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Grand Island Blvd & Grand Island Plaza
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.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 to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Grand Island is 392 miles. It takes approximately 7h 4m to drive from New York to Grand Island.

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

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There are 345+ hotels available in Grand Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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