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New York to Buffalo, NY bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$13.77
Fastest time6h 30m
Trips per day8
Bus lines4
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Buffalo
4.5
Based on 26 reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
Rodney
5.0
February 5, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Everything was perfect. Driver was great. Ride was comfortable. Bus was clean.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Bring a neck pillow for a comfortable nap
Rajina
5.0
August 7, 2019Vacation
Pros
Great time with love-one
Cons
Seat might can be flexible
Tips
Really good to travel and save money too.
Adila
5.0
July 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was good
Cons
Nothing
Marie
3.0
July 15, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
It was quiet and the drolucer explained every detail
Cons
The ac was very low. The bus was warm and it made it uncomfortable.
Emily
1.0
July 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I got me from point A to point B.
Cons
The greyhound staff were rude and not helpful at all. I ended up missing my first bus and had to buy another ticket for the next one. Complete waste of money. The driver was the rudest person I have ever met, and the bus smelled absolutely terrible. And we got in late.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
4.3
Value
3.8
Condition
4.6
Gabrielle
5.0
October 17, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Got me to where I needed to be
Cons
Air-conditioning!!!
Tips
Bring a pillow
Lorraine
4.0
June 29, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Reliable and convenient. We missed an earlier trip with another bus company. We very much appreciated the ride.

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Trailways NY Pool report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.1
Value
3.9
Condition
4.1
Mariko
4.0
November 29, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The greyhound and Trailways bus' seats are comfortable space.
Cons
I had a problem to be picked at Buffalo International Airport by Greyhound bus. First, there is no sign of "Greyhound bust stop" there. I asked the workers at the airport where it is and found it is the same place as "pick up-bust stop from hotel". So I was was waiting ...More
Mohammad
5.0
September 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
N/A
Marie
5.0
August 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The driver was very pleasant
Alexander
5.0
May 20, 2019Vacation
Pros
The scenery and food
Cons
Power Outlet to charge phone was not functioning/did not charge phone.
Tips
-

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
4.7
Value
4.9
Condition
4.7
Matthew
5.0
October 9, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Nice commute
Cons
Very Good but no problems or issues
Tips
Use the bus for travel
Evette
5.0
August 24, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Courteous staff and we stopped at a 7-11 that was the BOMB!!!
Cons
Seats and the WiFi. Even though the WiFi signal was good I got a lot of buffing. Maybe it was my phone provider’s signal.
Tips
Pack food with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from New York to Buffalo?

Yes, there is a train from New York to Buffalo — specifically, the Amtrak Empire Service and Amtrak Maple Leaf both cover this route. However, the bus may be a better option. Train tickets cost at least $67, and the fastest trip takes about 8 hours. Buses take as little as 6 hours 50 minutes, and bus ticket cost just $39 on average.

How long is the drive from New York City to Buffalo?

The drive from New York City to Buffalo covers about 374 miles (602 kilometers) and takes about 7 hours. A bus covers that distance in as little as 6 hours 50 minutes, although typically takes around 8 to 9 hours, including stops.

Is New York City to Buffalo a good day-trip?

No, New York City to Buffalo is not a good day-trip. Buffalo is in the northwest corner of New York, whereas NYC is in the opposite corner of the state. It takes between 7 and 8 hours to travel just one-way, so you should probably plan on spending a minimum of two nights in Buffalo.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $37.78 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Buffalo. Buses from Buffalo to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $37.78 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $68.82 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 471 kilometers (292 miles) from New York to Buffalo. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Buffalo. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 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 New York to Buffalo, NY; ticket prices start at $93.66.

What bus companies travel from New York to Buffalo?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Buffalo. With 6 daily trips, Megabus 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
Greyhound28h 52m$84.55
Megabus69h 16m$40.43
OurBus18h 17m$46.74
Wanda Coach16h 30m$55.10

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Buffalo leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • W 34th St and 11th Ave
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St
  • 95 Canal St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Buffalo?

Buses arrive in Buffalo at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Buffalo, New York:

  • Downtown Term - 181 Ellicott St
  • Buffalo Niagara Intl Airport
  • 4641 Maple Rd
  • 2055 Niagara Falls Blvd

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