There are 5 ways to get from Raleigh to Buffalo by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 35 min

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

$134 - $620

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 16 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 - $161

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  18 h 13 min

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

$98 - $205

Train  •  19 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Albany to Buffalo

$159 - $454

Drive  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Buffalo 641.2 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

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 3 h 35 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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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Raleigh to Buffalo, including transfers.

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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 18 h 16 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 via New York Penn Station and Albany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 40 min.

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

Frontier Airlines, OneJet and two other airlines fly from Raleigh to Buffalo 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Buffalo via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va, Washington, Dc, and Washington in around 18 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $160
Business
$110 - $160
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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