There are 3 ways to get from Toronto to Buffalo by bus, train or car
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Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Drive from Toronto to Buffalo
Toronto to Buffalo by bus
The bus journey time between Toronto and Buffalo is around 4h 31m and covers a distance of around 121 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 28 min. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 16m. Operated by OurBus and NFTA, the Toronto to Buffalo bus service departs from Toronto, ON and arrives in Washington St & Mohawk St. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Travel safe during COVID-19
International entry into United States from Canada
- Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Canada
Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited EU Schengen Area, Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, South Africa and United Kingdom in the past 14 days. Canada and Mexico land borders are closed to non-essential travel
Conditions of entry into United States from Canada
- Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
- Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
- Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop
Rules to follow in United States
Considerations leaving from Canada
The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from Canada.Explore options for future travel
Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply
- Face masks are recommended
- There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
- Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
The national COVID-19 helpline number in Buffalo is 800-232-4636.
Wearing a face mask on public transport in Buffalo is recommended.
Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.
No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from United States.See options for return travel.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Buffalo is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 1h 48m.
The quickest way to get from Toronto to Buffalo is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 1h 48m.
No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Washington St & Mohawk St via BNIA Drway & BNIA Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Toronto Union Station station and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 25m.
The distance between Toronto and Buffalo is 59 miles. The road distance is 99.3 miles.
The best way to get from Toronto to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 4h 14m and costs $35 - $45.
It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Toronto to Buffalo, including transfers.
Toronto to Buffalo bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Toronto, ON station.
Toronto to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.
The best way to get from Toronto to Buffalo is to bus which takes 4h 14m and costs $35 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $110 and takes 4h 25m.
What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Buffalo, NY, USA?
OurBus operates a bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY 5 times a week. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 20m. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 4h 25m.
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
- Ave. Duration
- 4h 25m
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $45 - $80
- VIA Rail
- $23 - $35
- $70 - $80
- $45 - $47
- $55 - $80
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More Questions & Answers
Toronto to Buffalo bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Buffalo, NY station.
Toronto to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Buffalo station.
Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Buffalo is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Toronto to Buffalo.
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