COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Buses from New York to Buffalo

Lowest Prices

We partner with the top coach & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

New York - Buffalo Bus Timetable

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from€28.42

Bus Trip Information: New York to Buffalo

There are 23 intercity buses per day from New York to Buffalo. Traveling by bus from New York to Buffalo usually takes around 8 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Shortest duration6h 30m
Cheapest price€26.53
Trips per day19
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Buffalo

(Based on 52 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Mohammad

19 June 2022- Business

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was friendly, sometimes cracking jokes during beginning and the end of the stopovers. Very accomodating. Cons: The restroom @ the end of the bus was smelly (during the middle point of the journey until the end). This could have been taken care of ser...

Pros: The driver was friendly, sometimes cracking jokes during beginning and the end of the stopovers. Very accomodating. Cons: The restroom @ the end of the bus was smelly (during the middle point of the journey until the end). This could have been taken care of servicing the toilet during a stopover lasts about 30 minutes. Thank you. Tips: Be a little courteous for the sake of all the pattrons.

More

4.0

Afzalur

6 June 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: On time. Cons: Everything Good.

Pros: On time. Cons: Everything Good.

5.0

Yeojin

3 June 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

- no A/C , no Wi-Fi, no power outlets

- no A/C , no Wi-Fi, no power outlets

5.0

Tinku

21 May 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

It was very good and driver was friendly.

It was very good and driver was friendly.

5.0

sadique

25 April 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: The driver was the sweetest guy, very helpful and kind. Cons: Maybe providing blankets for long travel can be something you can do in the future. Tips: Paperless travel made easy.

Pros: The driver was the sweetest guy, very helpful and kind. Cons: Maybe providing blankets for long travel can be something you can do in the future. Tips: Paperless travel made easy.

New York to Buffalo Route Map

New York Buffalo

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

€41.32 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Buffalo. Any tickets cheaper than €41.32 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

€57€38€19JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Buffalo is expected to range from €41 to €56. If you are looking to travel to Buffalo within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €48. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €41 and can be found on 21 July 2022.

Monthly average prices

€71€57€43€28€14JASONDJFMAMJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €50 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Buffalo in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €56 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

€71€57€43€28€143020100

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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €14.04 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Buffalo?

There are 7 bus lines from New York to Buffalo available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 12 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 Trailways38h 10m€58.88
FlixBus US27h 50m€51.55
Greyhound128h 56m€53.33
OurBus57h 25m€39.40
Trailways NY38h 12m€57.86
Trailways NY Pool18h 37m€75.95
Wanda Coach16h 30m€41.18
  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from New York to Buffalo from €58. There are 3 trips per day offered by Adirondack Trailways from New York to Buffalo and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Buffalo. In New York, Adirondack Trailways departs to Buffalo from Port Authority Bus Station and one other station. In Buffalo, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St .

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from New York to Buffalo takes 8 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Buffalo in 6 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Buffalo.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 2 trips per day from New York to Buffalo, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 12 bus trips from New York to Buffalo every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 56 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Buffalo usually start from €45.

    GLI-0GLI-1GLI-2GLI-3GLI-4
  • 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 €27, 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.

  • Trailways NY

    Trailways NY

    Trailways NY, also known as Trailways of New York, is the most extensive and longest-running intercity bus service in New York State, with an average of 3 daily trips between New York and Buffalo. Trailways NY is a favorite among business travelers due to their convenient schedules and fantastic amenities, including free onboard internet, clean bathrooms, and power outlets throughout each bus.

  • Trailways NY Pool

    Trailways NY Pool

    Trailways NY, also known as Trailways of New York, is the most extensive and longest-running intercity bus service in New York State, with an average of 1 daily trips between New York and Buffalo. Trailways NY is a favorite among business travelers due to their convenient schedules and fantastic amenities, including free onboard internet, clean bathrooms, and power outlets throughout each bus.

  • 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 €28 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from New York to Buffalo?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 471 kilometers from New York to Buffalo. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 30 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?

Buses from New York to Buffalo are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 22:00. 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 23 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 19 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 €64.42.

City Information

New York

NYC-4NYC-1NYC-2

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. 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 bus leave from in New York?

New York, NY -  Port Authority Bus Station - NYCPAS-0

Image credit: Rob Young

Link to image attribution

Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

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.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • 95 Canal St

  • Paul Smiths

Need a return trip from Buffalo to New York?

Search Bus Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android