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There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to Buffalo by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Buffalo  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Buffalo (BUF) RDU - BUF

$134 - $605

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  3. Take the bus from Washington to Buffalo

$82 - $176

5 alternative options

Fly to Rochester, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Rochester (ROC) RDU - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak

$189 - $709

Bus Wanda Coach  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC to New York, NY Raleigh
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Buffalo, NY Nyc

$113 - $163

Train, bus  •  18 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Buffalo

$98 - $220

Train  •  19 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to New York Penn Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak Maple Leaf / ...

$144 - $404

Drive  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Buffalo 641.2 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Buffalo is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Buffalo is to fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Buffalo via Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va and Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 4 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Buffalo is 495 miles. The road distance is 641.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 39 min and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Raleigh to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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Raleigh to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Buffalo is to fly which takes 5 h 25 min and costs $130 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 39 min, you could also train, which costs $140 - $410 and takes 19 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 494.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Raleigh to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Buffalo via New York, NY, East Broadway, 42 St - Bryant Pk, and New York, NY - Port Authority in around 18 h 39 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,800
Train operators
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 Rochester Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Train from New York to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Business
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
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 Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Raleigh to Buffalo bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Raleigh to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Buffalo is 641 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 58 min to drive from Raleigh to Buffalo.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $3.

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