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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Buffalo by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3h 19m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Buffalo (BUF) DCA - BUF

$40 - $165

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Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Buffalo Washington

$35 - $80

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  3h 29m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Buffalo (BUF) IAD - BUF

$60 - $190

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Buffalo (BUF) BWI - BUF

$125 - $473

Train  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$94 - $278

Drive  •  7h 30m

  1. Drive from Washington to Buffalo 383.1 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Buffalo is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Buffalo is to fly which costs $35 - $170 and takes 3h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Buffalo station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Buffalo Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 53m.

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The distance between Washington and Buffalo is 294 miles. The road distance is 383.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 11h 35m and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Washington to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Washington to Buffalo bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington station.

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Washington to Buffalo train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Buffalo is to fly which takes 3h 19m and costs $35 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 11h 35m, you could also train, which costs $90 - $280 and takes 11h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 293.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from Washington to Buffalo 5 times a day. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington to Buffalo 4 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 11h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Flights from Reagan Washington to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from New York Penn Station to Buffalo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$100 - $160
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
Bus operators
Megabus

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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Washington to Buffalo bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Buffalo station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Buffalo is 383 miles. It takes approximately 7h 30m to drive from Washington to Buffalo.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 151+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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