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Journey Information

There are 29 intercity buses per day from Buffalo to New York. Traveling by bus from Buffalo to New York usually takes around 9 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Shortest duration6h 45m
Cheapest price$41.41
Trips per day22
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Buffalo to New York

(Based on 119 ratings and reviews)




March 8, 2024- Solo travel


Pros: It was quite and warm. Cons: Your outlets. Tips: No.



March 4, 2024- Business

Wanda Coach

Pros: Quiet. Cons: 1)Felt like bus was bobbing up and down alot of the time (bad or no wheel suspension?) 2)wished the rest stop was in ny state so I could use my food stamps but no big deal. Tips: Guy in seat behind breath smelled. I don't think he ever brushes his teeth. Had to wear a mask. People should not stink, give rest of us a break!


CHUN-NEE robert

February 19, 2024- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

Pros: great driver, don't know how he did it bt arrive earlier than expected even with all the stops!! Cons: heating and circulation, there is always BO on the bus, can something be done?? Tips: wash up before boarding, Please.



February 10, 2024- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: On time. Cons: Safety.



January 27, 2024- Visiting friends

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Great trip. Cons: No e. Tips: Yes.

Buffalo to New York Route Map

Buffalo New York

How much is a bus ticket from Buffalo to New York?

$85.35 is the average price of a bus ticket from Buffalo to New York. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Buffalo to New York is expected to range from $79 to $99. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $81. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $79 and can be found on May 7, 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $80 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Buffalo to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $110 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$29.95 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Buffalo to New York?

There are 5 bus lines from Buffalo to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways79h 13m$112.90
FlixBus US1110h 8m$100.17
Greyhound89h 20m$93.17
OurBus28h 24m$81.70
Wanda Coach17h 0m$51.32
  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 11 trips per day from Buffalo to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 8 bus trips from Buffalo to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $50.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $59, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Buffalo to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 1 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $41 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Buffalo and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Greyhound offers 19 trips per day between Buffalo and New York City, which is the most of three bus companies driving between these two cities. For comparison, Megabus has 5 trips per day, and Trailways Pool has 4 trips per day, and OurBus has 1 trip per day. The average travel time on Greyhound is approximately 9 hours and 10 minutes, and tickets are about $61 each.
Amtrak Empire Service and Amtrak Maple Leaf both offer direct trains from Buffalo to New York City. The Empire Service makes 2 daily trips, averaging 8 hours and 17 minutes and about $75 per ticket. The Maple Leaf makes 1 daily trip, averaging 9 hours of travel time, with tickets also costing around $75. The first train of the day departs Buffalo at 4:00 a.m., and the last train of the day leaves at 12:00 p.m.
Traveling by bus and train between Buffalo and New York City each has its advantages. Buses are slightly cheaper, with tickets costing about $49 (versus $61 on the train). There are also more buses that drive this route every day, meaning you have far more options. That said, trains tend to be more comfortable, and have a faster average travel time than most bus companies for this route.

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 471 kilometers from Buffalo to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to New York, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Buffalo to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 29 scheduled buses that travel from Buffalo to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 22 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Buffalo to New York; ticket prices start at $75.92.

City Information


Buffalo is a great budget destination that will not burn through your pocket. Located just a few hours’ drive away from Niagara Falls, the city serves as a transportation hub for tourists who want to marvel at the sights of the famous landmark. Visitors can either enjoy the tour from a boat, or walk around the section behind the falls themselves. If you opt for a more idyllic and peaceful destination instead, Forest Lawn is a good choice. A beautiful cemetery that is far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the destination is a perfect spot for a picnic. As the day winds down to an end, don’t hesitate to attend a performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, which features lavish interiors as well as amazing Broadway shows.

Buffalo’s chicken wings are the city’s trademark dish, and tourists who wish to grab a bite could do so at Duff’s Famous Wings or Anchor Bar. For a wider selection, The Left Bank is an even better option.

The principal bus station in Buffalo is the Metropolitan Transportation Center downtown. Travelers can catch buses by Greyhound, New York Trailways, Fullington Trailways and Barons Bus Lines from this station. The main Amtrak train station in Buffalo is located on Exchange St not too far from the bus station. Buffalo is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service and Maple Leaf lines. The city’s principal airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is located in the suburb area of Cheektowaga. The city is also served by the nearby Niagara Falls International Airport.

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Buffalo?

Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St  - BNYMEG-0

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Main departure station: Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

The Downtown Terminal in Buffalo is the center of bus transportation in the city. The terminal currently serves many intercity bus lines such as Greyhound, FlixBus, Fullington Trailways, Barons Bus Lines, and New York Trailways. The station offers vending machines and even a Tim Horton’s for a taste of Canada’s favorite coffee and donuts. Situated in the heart of downtown Buffalo, travelers can easily access restaurants, hotels, or the Amtrak station on Exchange Street to continue their travels.

All bus stations in Buffalo:

  • Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

  • 4641 Maple Rd

  • 2065 Niagara Fls Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

New York, NY -  Port Authority Bus Station - NYCPAS-0

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • 95 Canal St

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • Park Avenue South (b/w E 26th St. and E 27th St.)

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