There are 5 ways to get from Syracuse to Buffalo by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Syracuse to Buffalo VIA Rail / ...

$30 - $100

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 252 / ...

$21 - $50

3 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Buffalo, NY Westbound

$29 - $67

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Syracuse to Buffalo 150 miles

$14 - $22

Fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Buffalo (BUF) SYR - BUF

$162 - $782

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Syracuse, Ny and arriving at Buffalo, Ny. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Syracuse and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Syracuse and Buffalo is 139 miles. The road distance is 150 miles.

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The best way to get from Syracuse to Buffalo without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs .

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The train from Syracuse to Buffalo takes 2 h 41 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Syracuse to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Syracuse, Ny station.

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Syracuse to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Syracuse station.

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The best way to get from Syracuse to Buffalo is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Syracuse Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Syracuse to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Buffalo, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Syracuse to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 139.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between Syracuse, NY, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

VIA Rail operates a train from Syracuse to Buffalo every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $100 and the journey takes 2 h 41 min. Amtrak also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Syracuse to Buffalo every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $21 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Syracuse to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Syracuse to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Syracuse to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Syracuse to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Syracuse to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Syracuse to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Syracuse to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Syracuse to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Syracuse to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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 Syracuse, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Syracuse to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Syracuse to Buffalo is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Syracuse to Buffalo.

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JetBlue Airways, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Syracuse Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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Book your Syracuse to Buffalo bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Syracuse to Syracuse Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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