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Journey Information

There are 24 intercity coaches per day from New York to Buffalo. Traveling by coach from New York to Buffalo usually takes around 9 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach coach can make the trip in 6 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Shortest duration6h 40m
Cheapest price£21.42
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines5

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York to Buffalo

(Based on 115 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Chris

7 April 2024- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: It was very simple and efficient! A lot of people are nervous about bus trips, but it was so simple to just get on the bus and go. Cons: For one trip there was assigned seats, but for my other trip I wasn't sure? It would be nice to know if I could choose a specific seat, if I had the option. Tips: Hop on, say hello to your seat neighbor, then take a nap, read a book, or play a videogame.

5.0

Anjuene

28 March 2024- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

Pros: The bus driver allowed me to use his charger while my phone died :). Cons: Nothing. Tips: Take a shower before you get on the bus.

5.0

Mary Grace

23 March 2024- Couples trip

OurBus

Pros: The bus was very clean even the toilet was surprisingly clean.The driver was friendly and very professional. Cons: I hope the quality of cleanliness would stay and I suggest to add a WiFi on board. Tips: Pick “Our Bus” every travel because I would definitely well.

4.0

CHUN-NEE robert

14 March 2024- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Good driver. Cons: Bad and cramp seT. Tips: It's a no smoking of any kind bus.

5.0

Md

11 February 2024- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

Cons: I hope the bus comes in time. Tips: If you need an affordable ride. This is the one.

New York to Buffalo Route Map

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

£43.86 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Buffalo. Any tickets cheaper than £43.86 can be considered a great deal. 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 £37 to £66. If you are looking to travel to Buffalo within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £42. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £37 and can be found on 13 June 2024.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Buffalo in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £62 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 coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £23.31 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from New York to Buffalo?

There are 5 bus lines from New York to Buffalo available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 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:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways58h 25m£54.36
FlixBus US88h 55m£55.14
Greyhound910h 3m£56.31
OurBus27h 55m£44.43
Wanda Coach16h 40m£27.53
  • 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 8 trips per day from New York to Buffalo, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 9 bus trips from New York to Buffalo every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 3 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Buffalo usually start from £20.

  • 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 £28, 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 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 £24 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

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.
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.
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.

The coach takes an average of 9 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 292 miles from New York to Buffalo. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from New York to Buffalo at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from New York to Buffalo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 24 scheduled coaches that travel from New York to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Buffalo; ticket prices start at £46.04.

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. 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.

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 coach leave from in New York?

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Main departure station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Coaches to Buffalo leave from 8 stations in New York.

All coach stations in New York:

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

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • 95 Canal St

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

Where does the coach arrive in Buffalo?

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Main arrival 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.

Coach stations in Buffalo:

  • Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

  • 4641 Maple Rd

  • 2065 Niagara Fls Blvd

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