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Journey Information

There are 32 intercity buses per day from New York to Buffalo. Traveling by bus from New York to Buffalo usually takes around 8 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance292 mi (471 km)
Shortest duration6h 40m
Cheapest price$26.48
Trips per day22
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Buffalo

(Based on 111 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Anjuene

March 28, 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

March 23, 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

March 14, 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

February 11, 2024- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

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

4.0

Ruchira Shridhar

January 19, 2024- Business

Adirondack Trailways

There was a child whose parents were playing youtube videos for her on speaker, it was a overnight trip.

New York to Buffalo Route Map

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

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Buffalo cost $57.24 on average. Tickets cheaper than $57.24 are an excellent bargain. 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 New York to Buffalo in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $51 to $70. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 8, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Buffalo this week, bus tickets are available starting at $53.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from New York to Buffalo is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $57. If you're planning to take the bus from New York to Buffalo during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $78. 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 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $32.43 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Buffalo?

There are 6 bus lines from New York to Buffalo available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 15 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 Trailways48h 25m$65.55
FlixBus US108h 37m$74.88
Fullington Trailways114h 45m$118.00
Greyhound159h 17m$73.98
OurBus37h 55m$58.55
Wanda Coach16h 41m$34.96
  • 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 10 trips per day from New York to Buffalo, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • 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 15 bus trips from New York to Buffalo every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 17 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Buffalo usually start from $23.

  • 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 $35, 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 $30 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 bus takes an average of 8 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 292 miles from New York to Buffalo. However, the fastest bus 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Buffalo, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Buffalo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 32 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 22 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 $55.00.

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 bus leave from in New York?

Main departure station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

Buses to Buffalo leave from 11 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

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

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

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

  • 95 Canal St

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • Port Authority Bus Station

Where does the bus 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.

All bus stations in Buffalo:

  • Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St

  • 4641 Maple Rd

  • 2065 Niagara Fls Blvd

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