There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Buffalo by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Philadelphia  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Buffalo (BUF) PHL - BUF

$159 - $724

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from 30th St. Station Philadelphia to Buffalo

$35 - $85

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Buffalo (BUF) BWI - BUF

$205 - $839

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Buffalo (BUF) EWR - BUF

$118 - $540

Train to New York JFK, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Buffalo (BUF) JFK - BUF

$152 - $589

Train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York to Buffalo VIA Rail / ...

$138 - $413

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa 7956 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Buffalo, Ny 300

$49 - $118

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Buffalo 378.1 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Buffalo is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Buffalo is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 30th St. Station Philadelphia station and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Buffalo via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 14 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Buffalo is 281 miles. The road distance is 378.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 10 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Philadelphia to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 281.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Buffalo every 4 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Philadelphia to Buffalo once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 - $90
Economy
$100 - $150
Economy Plus
$150 - $210
Business
$150 - $220
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
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 Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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