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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from New York to Buffalo. Traveling by bus from New York to Buffalo usually takes around 8 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Shortest duration6h 15m
Cheapest price$24.75
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY

(Based on 35 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

eashir

October 18, 2021

OurBus

Driver Nathan or Nate was super reassuring and chill

Driver Nathan or Nate was super reassuring and chill

4.0

Raiq

August 21, 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Smoothness. Cons: WiFi & others. Tips: Travelers can travel by reasonable price.

Pros: Smoothness. Cons: WiFi & others. Tips: Travelers can travel by reasonable price.

5.0

Erin

August 21, 2021- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: I was casually chatting with the bus driver during the break to which I had told him why I was going to my stop, and when we arrived at my stop I accidentally fell stone-cold asleep. The driver remembered our conversation and woke me up at the stop so I wouldn’t ...

Pros: I was casually chatting with the bus driver during the break to which I had told him why I was going to my stop, and when we arrived at my stop I accidentally fell stone-cold asleep. The driver remembered our conversation and woke me up at the stop so I wouldn’t miss it. I have caught OurBus probably 20+ times and the drivers never fail to go above and beyond. Tips: Bring a charger and a blanket - the outlets and a/c actually work on this bus :).

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5.0

Mohammad

May 11, 2021- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Cheap and affordable prices

Cheap and affordable prices

5.0

Sakil

September 2, 2020- Visiting family

Greyhound

Good.

Good.

New York to Buffalo Route Map

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

$40.66 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Buffalo. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Buffalo is expected to range from C$56 to C$67. If you are looking to travel to Buffalo within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$56. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$56 and can be found on October 30, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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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 C$62 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Buffalo in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$74 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

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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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$35.56 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Buffalo?

There are 6 bus lines from New York to Buffalo. With 8 daily trips, Greyhound 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 Pool19h 30m$105.18
FlixBus US27h 42m$46.81
Greyhound810h 24m$85.78
OurBus47h 16m$43.41
Trailways NY Pool28h 31m$89.74
Wanda Coach16h 30m$29.90
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 New York to Buffalo every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Buffalo usually start from $62.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 $31, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Buffalo if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    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 $25 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 New York and Buffalo.

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Buffalo during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 471 kilometers from New York to Buffalo. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 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.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from New York to Buffalo for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. 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 16 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 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; ticket prices start at $84.15.

City Information

New York

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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.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

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Departure stations

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:

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • 95 Canal St

  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St

Where does the bus arrive in Buffalo?

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Arrival stations

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.

Bus stations in Buffalo:

  • 4641 Maple Rd

  • Buffalo-Niagara Intl Airport (Bus Parking Area)

  • 2055 Niagara Falls Blvd

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