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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Buffalo to Toronto. Traveling by bus from Buffalo to Toronto usually takes around 3 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance59 mi (95 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$20.99
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Buffalo to Toronto

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Lydia

December 3, 2023- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: We arrived in Toronto ahead of schedule. The driver was very friendly and very helpful, detailed about border crossing, very informative. Cons: Some of the seats were torn, and it could be a little cleaner, or updated. Tips: None.

5.0

Md Abdul

August 21, 2023- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Verry pleasent and driver very cooperative.

5.0

Jordan

July 16, 2023- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Charging ports included

5.0

Mimi

April 29, 2023- Business

Adirondack Trailways

The driver was very organized, seating ppl according to their travel origin, energetic despite the time was 3:00am, he watched us go through customs so he was ready as soon as we were and the bus arrived early in Toronto. VERY happy about that! *Didn’t try wifi bc I slept the entire ride.

4.0

Suhail

April 4, 2023- Business

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Nice and good. Cons: Adhere departure time. Tips: No.

How much is a bus ticket from Buffalo to Toronto?

Bus tickets for a trip from Buffalo to Toronto cost $23.65 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Buffalo to Toronto in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $22 to $33. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 30, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Toronto this week, bus tickets are available starting at $22.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Buffalo to Toronto is usually cheapest in April, when the average ticket price is only $24. If you're planning to take the bus from Buffalo to Toronto during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $29. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 27 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $11.43 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Buffalo to Toronto?

There are 4 bus lines from Buffalo to Toronto available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 Trailways32h 57m$24.89
FlixBus US44h 17m$31.44
Greyhound42h 46m$25.22
OurBus13h 0m$29.80
  • 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 4 trips per day from Buffalo to Toronto, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 4 bus trips from Buffalo to Toronto every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 46 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Toronto usually start from $21.

  • 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 $25, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Buffalo to Toronto if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

A passport is required whenever you cross the United States–Canada border. Before crossing over into Canada, officials board the bus and review everyone's passport. The process typically moves pretty quickly, but you should be sure to have your passport on hand when taking this trip.
The Amtrak Maple Leaf offers 1 daily trip from Buffalo to Toronto. However, the trip is not direct, and requires a transfer in Niagara Falls. The average duration is 4 hours 27 minutes, with tickets averaging about $53.
The best way to travel from Buffalo to Toronto is by bus. There are 16 direct buses per day on this route, meaning you won’t have to transfer like you would on the train. Tickets are also cheaper, averaging just $16. There are no direct flights between these two cities either, so taking a bus is truly the fastest option.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 59 miles from Buffalo to Toronto. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Buffalo to Toronto, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Buffalo to Toronto every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Buffalo to Toronto without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Buffalo to Toronto; ticket prices start at $46.00.

City Information

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.

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Buffalo?

Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St  - BNYMEG-0

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Buffalo:

  • Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

  • Buffalo Bills Highmark Stadium

Where does the bus arrive in Toronto?

Main arrival station: Union Station Bus Terminal

Buses arrive in Toronto at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • Union Station

  • 55 Town Centre Court

  • Queen St West at Shaw St

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