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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Buffalo to Toronto. Traveling by bus from Buffalo to Toronto usually takes around 2 hours and 51 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$22.00
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Buffalo to Toronto

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Wendy

August 14, 2022- Vacation

Trailways NY

Pros: The bus driver was great. Very friendly and helpful. Cons: No improvement needed. Tips: It was a great way to get from Buffalo to Toronto.

Pros: The bus driver was great. Very friendly and helpful. Cons: No improvement needed. Tips: It was a great way to get from Buffalo to Toronto.

4.0

Winthrop

March 2, 2020- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Went to YYZ. Cons: Naah.

Pros: Went to YYZ. Cons: Naah.

4.0

Mahmadul

November 29, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Scheduled on time. Cons: Courtesy. Tips: Look for the deals at wanderu.

Pros: Scheduled on time. Cons: Courtesy. Tips: Look for the deals at wanderu.

3.0

Rowena

June 13, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: at first theres wifi for like 1hr..then all the way to Toronro was off. Cons: make it cleaner n wifi. Tips: maybe.

Pros: at first theres wifi for like 1hr..then all the way to Toronro was off. Cons: make it cleaner n wifi. Tips: maybe.

How much is a bus ticket from Buffalo to Toronto?

$25.67 is the average price of a bus ticket from Buffalo to Toronto. 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 Buffalo to Toronto is expected to range from $26 to $33. If you are looking to travel to Toronto within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $27. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $26 and can be found on October 12, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Buffalo to Toronto by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $30 whenever you decide to travel.

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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $9.31 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Buffalo to Toronto?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Buffalo to Toronto that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways22h 53m$33.71
Greyhound32h 50m$29.37
  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from Buffalo to Toronto from $32. There are 2 trips per day offered by Adirondack Trailways from Buffalo to Toronto and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Toronto. In Buffalo, Adirondack Trailways departs to Toronto from Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St . In Toronto, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from Buffalo to Toronto takes 2 hours and 53 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Toronto in 2 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Toronto.

  • 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 3 bus trips from Buffalo to Toronto every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 50 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Toronto usually start from $22.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a passport when traveling from Buffalo to Toronto by bus?

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.

Is there a train from Buffalo to Toronto?

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.

What is the best way to travel from Buffalo to Toronto?

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Buffalo to Toronto 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 Buffalo to Toronto?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 51 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.

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

Buses from Buffalo to Toronto are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Buffalo?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Buffalo to Toronto, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 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

Where does the bus arrive in Toronto?

Main arrival station: Union Station Bus Terminal

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Toronto.

All bus stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • Union Station

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