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

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Fly Oakland to Buffalo  •  8 h 49 min

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

$222 - $778

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Fly San Francisco to Buffalo  •  8 h 40 min

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

$198 - $725

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Fly San Francisco to Rochester, train  •  11 h 23 min

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

$202 - $514

Fly San Francisco to Toronto, train  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Toronto (YYZ) SFO - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$245 - $567

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

  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 Cleveland, Oh
  4. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212

$296 - $756

Train  •  2 days 17 h

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

$388 - $1,175

Drive  •  41 h 26 min

  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 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Buffalo is to fly which costs $190 - $750 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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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.

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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 bus which takes 2 days 16 h and costs $290 - $800.

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It takes approximately 8 h 49 min 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 8 h 49 min and costs $220 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $800 and takes 2 days 16 h, you could also train, which costs $380 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 17 h.

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There is no direct flight from Oakland Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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San Francisco to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, 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: 8 h 49 min

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines 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
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Orlando
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 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 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Oakland to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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
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

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 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 to Chicago Union Station
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 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 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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Buffalo is 3 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 12:49 AM in San Francisco and 3:49 AM in Buffalo.

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

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American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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Book your San Francisco to Buffalo bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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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 Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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