There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Buffalo by plane, bus, train 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 Oakland to Buffalo  •  8 h 46 min

  1. OAK - BUF

$222 - $778

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Buffalo  •  8 h 57 min

  1. SFO - BUF

$198 - $725

6 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Erie, bus  •  10 h 36 min

  1. SFO - ERI

$270 - $983

Fly San Francisco to Rochester, train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. SFO - ROC

$202 - $514

Fly San Francisco to Toronto, train  •  11 h 35 min

  1. SFO - YYZ

$245 - $567

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

  1. 212

$296 - $756

Train  •  2 days 17 h

  1. California Zephyr
  2. Lake Shore Limited

$388 - $1,175

Drive  •  41 h 26 min

  1. 2665.4 miles

$260 - $380

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and JetBlue Airways fly from San Francisco to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Buffalo via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv, Columbus, Oh, and Cleveland, Oh in around 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via Salt Lake City, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via St. Louis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via Indio/Palm Springs, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via Las Vegas, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Orlando
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via Salt Lake City, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Covington
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Erie via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
Amtrak
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 Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $470
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Francisco and Buffalo is 3693 km. The road distance is 4265 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Buffalo is to fly which costs $190 - $750 and takes 8 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Buffalo is to fly which takes 8 h 46 min and costs $220 - $800.

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Buffalo, Ny via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv, Columbus, Oh and Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from San Francisco to Buffalo, including transfers.