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

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Fly to Buffalo  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Buffalo (BUF) SAN - BUF

$194 - $360

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Fly to Rochester, train  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Rochester (ROC) SAN - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester to Buffalo

$238 - $628

Train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak

$394 - $1,185

Bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY

$247 - $678

Drive  •  41 h 20 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Buffalo 2604.7 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Buffalo is to fly which costs $190 - $360 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Buffalo is to fly which costs $190 - $360 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Buffalo, NY via San Bernardino, Ca and Columbus, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Buffalo via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station and Buffalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Buffalo is 2196 miles. The road distance is 2604.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Buffalo without a car is to train which takes 2 days 9 h and costs $390 - $1,200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from San Diego to Buffalo, including transfers.

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San Diego to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Buffalo is to fly which takes 7 h 51 min and costs $190 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $390 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 9 h, you could also bus, which costs $240 - $700 and takes 2 days 11 h.

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  • Distance: 2196.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 51 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Buffalo via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, and Buffalo in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 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
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 San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $340
Flexible
$400 - $550

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Buffalo bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Buffalo, NY station.

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Buffalo is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 4:56 AM in San Diego and 7:56 AM in Buffalo.

San Diego to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Buffalo is 2605 miles. It takes approximately 41 h 20 min to drive from San Diego to Buffalo.

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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 131+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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