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Journey Information

New York to Buffalo bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$38.04
Fastest time6h 30m
Trips per day5
Bus lines3

New York to Buffalo Route Map

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $57.69 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 $57.69 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 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $30.47 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 292 miles (471 kilometers) from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY. 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 2:00pm. 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 5 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 $86.23.

What bus companies travel from New York to Buffalo?

There are 3 bus lines from New York, New York to Buffalo, New York. With 4 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
Greyhound410h 0m$76.56
OurBus17h 26m$67.97
Wanda Coach16h 30m$38.04

Book Greyhound from New York to Buffalo from $63. There are 4 Greyhound schedules from New York to Buffalo and you can expect on average to pay $77 for a Greyhound ticket to Buffalo. In New York, Greyhound departs to Buffalo from Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. In Buffalo, Greyhound arrives at Downtown Term - 181 Ellicott St and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Buffalo takes 10 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Buffalo in 6 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $77 for a weekend getaway trip to Buffalo.

Book OurBus from New York to Buffalo from $63. There are 1 OurBus schedules from New York to Buffalo and you can expect on average to pay $68 for a OurBus ticket to Buffalo. In New York, OurBus departs to Buffalo from GW Bridge, Slip 2 - 4211 Broadway and no other station. In Buffalo, OurBus arrives at 4641 Maple Rd and no other station. An average trip on OurBus from New York to Buffalo takes 7 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Buffalo in 6 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $69 for a weekend getaway trip to Buffalo.

Book Wanda Coach from New York to Buffalo from $38. There are 1 Wanda Coach schedules from New York to Buffalo and you can expect on average to pay $38 for a Wanda Coach ticket to Buffalo. In New York, Wanda Coach departs to Buffalo from 95 Canal St and no other station. In Buffalo, Wanda Coach arrives at 2055 Niagara Falls Blvd and no other station. An average trip on Wanda Coach from New York to Buffalo takes 6 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $38 for a weekend getaway trip to Buffalo.

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:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge, Slip 2 - 4211 Broadway
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 95 Canal St

Where does the bus arrive in Buffalo?

Buses arrive in Buffalo at 3 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
  • 4641 Maple Rd
  • 2055 Niagara Falls Blvd

Price trends for buses from New York to Buffalo

Average prices by travel date

$76$51$25MarMar

Monthly average prices

$95$76$57$38$19AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

$95$76$57$38$193020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 27 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Sakil

September 2, 2020 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Good.Good.

5.0

Rodney

February 5, 2020 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Everything was perfect. Driver was great. Ride was comfortable. Bus was clean. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Bring a neck pillow for a comfortable nap. Pros: Everything was perfect. Driver was great. Ride was comfortable. Bus was clean. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Bring a neck pillow for a comfortable nap.

4.0

Mariko

November 29, 2019 - Solo travel

Trailways NY Pool

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... 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 inside of bus stop booth made of glass. All of a sudden, a Greyhound bus was passing BEHIND the booth. The bus did not stop at the stop. I ran and chased it. Luckily the bus stopped at traffic signal and I could talk with the driver to pick me up. If I missed the bus, I could not take that bus to go home. This was not good. Please make the clear sign there and have the driver stop at the bus stop and find a passenger.More

5.0

Gabrielle

October 17, 2019 - Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: Got me to where I needed to be. Cons: Air-conditioning!!! Tips: Bring a pillow. Pros: Got me to where I needed to be. Cons: Air-conditioning!!! Tips: Bring a pillow.

5.0

Matthew

October 9, 2019 - Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Nice commute. Cons: Very Good but no problems or issues. Tips: Use the bus for travel. Pros: Nice commute. Cons: Very Good but no problems or issues. Tips: Use the bus for travel.

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