There are 7 ways to get from Seattle to Buffalo by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Buffalo  •  8 h 29 min

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

$195 - $721

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Fly to Rochester, train  •  11 h 18 min

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

$209 - $680

Fly to Toronto, train  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Toronto (YYZ) SEA - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$217 - $763

Train  •  2 days 9 h

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

$366 - $1,076

Bus  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
  2. Take the bus from Coquitlam, BC to Calgary, AB
  3. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  4. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY

$250 - $634

Bus, train, night bus  •  4 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
  2. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto
  3. Take the night bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny 311

$329 - $1,189

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 which costs $190 - $750 and takes 8 h 29 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 29 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 Coquitlam, BC, Calgary, AB and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 4 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 Amtrak and arriving at Buffalo via Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Buffalo. 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 29 min to get from Seattle to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Seattle to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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

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The best way to get from Seattle to Buffalo is to fly which takes 8 h 29 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 $250 - $650 and takes 3 days 4 h.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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Seattle to Buffalo bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, arrive at Buffalo, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 2122.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 29 min

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

Delta, United 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 Amtrak, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, and Buffalo 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 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Covington
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Toronto via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Seattle to Buffalo via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$290 - $400
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$750 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,400 - $2,000
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 15 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 Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 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
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Train from Union Station to Niagara Falls GO
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
gotransit.com
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 Seattle, Wa to Coquitlam, Bc
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Vancouver, Bc
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Night bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Coquitlam, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $75
Online Fare
$65 - $100
Standard Fare
$85 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140
Bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$170 - $250
Online Fare
$240 - $320
Standard Fare
$290 - $420
Refundable
$310 - $450
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

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