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Buffalo - Erie Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Buffalo to Erie. Traveling by bus from Buffalo to Erie usually takes around 2 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Shortest duration1h 55m
Cheapest price$21.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Buffalo to Erie?

Bus tickets for a trip from Buffalo to Erie cost $21.99 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


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Buffalo to Erie is expected to be between $22 and $50. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 16, 2024, when tickets are available for June 16, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $22.

Monthly average prices

Bus tickets from Buffalo to Erie are at their cheapest average price in March. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $24. On the other hand, traveling on this route during September might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for September trips cost $77, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 19 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $39.78 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Buffalo to Erie?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Buffalo to Erie that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines16h 56m$82.00
Greyhound11h 55m$26.99
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Buffalo to Erie from $82. Typically there is one Barons Bus Lines schedule per day from Buffalo to Erie and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Erie. In Buffalo, Barons Bus Lines departs to Erie from Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St . In Erie, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Bus Terminal - 208 E Bayfront Pkwy .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Buffalo to Erie takes 6 hours and 56 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Erie in 1 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Erie.

  • 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 1 bus trips from Buffalo to Erie every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 55 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Erie usually start from $22.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 81 miles from Buffalo to Erie. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 55 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Erie at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Buffalo to Erie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Buffalo to Erie. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Buffalo to Erie; ticket prices start at $30.00.

City Information


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.


Erie, PA, US - ERP-0

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Named for the Great Lake it sits upon, Erie is one of Pennsylvania's most picturesque cities. Erie is about halfway between Buffalo and Cleveland and about two hours north of Pittsburgh.

One of the most popular spots to visit, Presque Isle State Park, is a curved peninsula that extends into Lake Erie and creates 11 miles of beaches. Swim on the beaches, birdwatch near some of its lagoons, or tour the Presque Isle Lighthouse for a full day of lakeside exploring. Then, head up to the Port Erie Bicentennial Tower on the bayfront for epic panoramic views of the park and lake beyond.

Discover the city's buzzing nightlife by visiting downtown Erie, where you'll find numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs. Go big with a concert at Erie Insurance Arena, or watch a horse race at the Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

Barons Bus Lines and Jefferson Lines provide affordable bus transportation from Erie to Cleveland, Columbus, Buffalo, and beyond. The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited runs from Chicago through Erie, onward to Boston and New York City. Erie International Airport has a handful of flights to Charlotte and Chicago, but if you're flying from Erie, you'll find more destinations available from Buffalo or Cleveland's airports.

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 Erie?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 208 E Bayfront Pkwy

All buses from Buffalo arrive at one main station in Erie.

All bus stations in Erie:

  • Bus Terminal - 208 E Bayfront Pkwy

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