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Buffalo - Cleveland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Buffalo to Cleveland. Traveling by bus from Buffalo to Cleveland usually takes around 4 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance173 mi (279 km)
Shortest duration3h 25m
Cheapest price$33.62
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceBarons Bus Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Buffalo to Cleveland

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

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October 17, 2022- Visiting friends

Barons Bus Lines

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How much is a bus ticket from Buffalo to Cleveland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Buffalo to Cleveland cost $35.60 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Buffalo to Cleveland in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $34 to $52. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 7, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Cleveland this week, bus tickets are available starting at $36.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Buffalo to Cleveland is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $40. If you're planning to take the bus from Buffalo to Cleveland during September, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $47. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 29 days in advance to save $22.32 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Buffalo to Cleveland?

There are 3 bus lines from Buffalo to Cleveland available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Barons Bus Lines offers the most choice in regards to departure times, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines25h 58m$49.39
FlixBus US13h 25m$49.23
Greyhound13h 44m$42.34
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Buffalo to Cleveland from $48. There are 2 Barons Bus Lines schedules from Buffalo to Cleveland and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Cleveland. In Buffalo, Barons Bus Lines departs to Cleveland from Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St and no other station. In Cleveland, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave and no other station.

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Buffalo to Cleveland takes 5 hours and 58 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Cleveland in 3 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cleveland.

  • 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 1 trips per day from Buffalo to Cleveland, 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 1 bus trips from Buffalo to Cleveland every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 44 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Cleveland usually start from $34.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 279 kilometers from Buffalo to Cleveland. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 25 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Buffalo to Cleveland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Buffalo to Cleveland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Cleveland; ticket prices start at $52.17.

City Information

Buffalo

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.

Cleveland

An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.

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

Where does the bus arrive in Cleveland?

Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave  - CLEGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

Cleveland’s Bus Terminal at 1465 Chester Ave opened in 1948 amid wide celebration for its unique Streamline Moderne design. The aerodynamic architectural style, typical of Greyhound’s stations in big cities across the country, landed this station in the US National Register of Historic Places. Although the station was opened for Greyhound service, today, the station also serves Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Jefferson Lines. Vending machines and a snack bar in the station give you a chance to fuel up or take a short walk to one of several nearby cafés. The station sits in the heart of downtown Cleveland, and the Amtrak station is only 1 mile away.

Bus stations in Cleveland:

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

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