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There are 8 ways to get from Seattle to Buffalo by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

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Fly Seattle to Buffalo  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Buffalo (BUF) SEA - BUF

$195 - $706

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Fly Seattle to Toronto, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Toronto (YYZ) SEA - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY

$211 - $707

Fly Seattle to Rochester, bus  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Rochester (ROC) SEA - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY

$198 - $640

Shuttle to Abbotsford, fly to Toronto, bus  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Center to Lynden, WA
  2. Fly from Abbotsford (YXX) to Toronto (YYZ) YXX - YYZ
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY

$258 - $921

Train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$366 - $1,061

Bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Indianapolis, IN
  4. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH
  5. Take the bus from Cincinnati, OH to Buffalo, NY

$317 - $688

Bus, train  •  4 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC
  2. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY 207 / ...

$447 - $789

Drive  •  41 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Buffalo 2648.4 miles

$250 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Buffalo is to fly and bus which costs $210 - $750 and takes 10 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Buffalo is to fly which costs $190 - $750 and takes 8 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Seattle, WA and arriving at Buffalo, NY via Portland, Or, Denver, CO, Indianapolis, IN and Cincinnati, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Seattle station to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Seattle King Street Station and arriving at Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak via Chicago Union Station and Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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The distance between Seattle and Buffalo is 2123 miles. The road distance is 2648.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Buffalo without a car is to train which takes 2 days 9 h and costs $360 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to get from Seattle to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Seattle to Buffalo bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Seattle, WA station.

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Seattle to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Buffalo is to fly which takes 8 h 41 min and costs $190 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $360 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 9 h, you could also bus, which costs $310 - $700 and takes 3 days 0 h.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 2122.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 41 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Seattle to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Seattle to Buffalo via Chicago Union Station and Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Covington
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Abbotsford to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Abbotsford to Toronto via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Abbotsford to Toronto via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
45 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$380 - $390
Economy
$420 - $600
EconomyPlus
$500 - $700
Business
$800 - $1,100
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
Megabus Canada
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 Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Portland, Or to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
28 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Book at
trailwaysny.com
BellAir Airporter Shuttle
Phone
+1 866-235-5247
Email
shuttle@airporter.com
Website
airporter.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Center to Lynden, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
airporter.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Website
boltbus.com
Burlington Trailways
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Cincinnati, OH
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cincinnati, OH to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Book at
baronsbus.com

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 18 min and has one stopover.

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

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Buffalo is 3 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 2:58 PM in Seattle and 5:58 PM in Buffalo.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Buffalo is 2648 miles. It takes approximately 41 h 24 min to drive from Seattle to Buffalo.

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Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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