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

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Fly San Francisco to Buffalo  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Buffalo (BUF) SFO - BUF

$198 - $710

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Fly Oakland to Buffalo  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Buffalo (BUF) OAK - BUF

$222 - $763

Fly San Francisco to Rochester, train  •  11h 36m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Rochester (ROC) SFO - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station

$203 - $494

Train  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Lake Shore Limited

$388 - $1,160

Bus  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY

$277 - $722

Train, bus  •  2 days 22h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street 207 / ...

$353 - $1,065

Drive  •  41h 26m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Buffalo 2665.4 miles

$260 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Buffalo is to fly which costs $190 - $750 and takes 8h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Buffalo is to fly which costs $190 - $750 and takes 8h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Transbay Temp Terminal and arriving at Buffalo, NY via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv and Columbus, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Buffalo is 2308 miles. The road distance is 2665.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Buffalo without a car is to train which takes 2 days 17h and costs $380 - $1,200.

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from San Francisco to Buffalo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Buffalo is to fly which takes 8h 37m and costs $190 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $380 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 17h, you could also bus, which costs $270 - $750 and takes 2 days 19h.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 2307.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 37m

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from San Francisco to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Buffalo via Richmond, Richmond Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, and Buffalo Depew Station in around 2 days 17h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Orlando
Ave. Duration
9h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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 Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
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 to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
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 Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
43h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $310
Flexible
$360 - $470
Bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrack Station to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
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Buffalo is 3h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 4:35 AM in San Francisco and 7:35 AM in Buffalo.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Buffalo is 2665 miles. It takes approximately 41h 26m to drive from San Francisco to Buffalo.

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Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta and three other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28m and costs $6 - $9.

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