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Journey Information

New York to Buffalo bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$30.00
Shortest Duration6h 30m
Trips per day6
Bus lines4

New York to Buffalo Route Map

New York 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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $44.55 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Buffalo. Buses from Buffalo to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $44.55 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $27.22 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 292 miles (471 kilometers) from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. 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 6 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Buffalo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 $68.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Buffalo?

There are 4 bus lines from New York, New York to Buffalo, New York. With 4 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 Pool18h 25m$75.60
Greyhound49h 42m$67.62
OurBus17h 25m$56.23
Wanda Coach26h 30m$30.00

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Buffalo leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge, Slip 2 - 4211 Broadway
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 47 Chrystie St
  • 95 Canal St

Where does the bus arrive in Buffalo?

Buses arrive in Buffalo at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Buffalo, New York:

  • Downtown Term - 181 Ellicott St
  • 4641 Maple Rd
  • 2055 Niagara Falls Blvd

Price trends for buses from New York to Buffalo

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25NovDec

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Buffalo, NY
4.5
Based on 27 ratings and reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.9
Value
3.9
Condition
4.3
Sakil
5.0
September 2, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Good.Good.
Rodney
5.0
February 5, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Everything was perfect. Driver was great. Ride was comfortable. Bus was clean.Everything was perfect. Driver was great. Ride was comfortable. Bus was clean.
Cons
NothingNothing
Tips
Bring a neck pillow for a comfortable napBring a neck pillow for a comfortable nap
Rajina
5.0
August 7, 2019Vacation
Pros
Great time with love-oneGreat time with love-one
Cons
Seat might can be flexible Seat might can be flexible
Tips
Really good to travel and save money too. Really good to travel and save money too.
Adila
5.0
July 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was goodIt was good
Cons
NothingNothing
Marie
3.0
July 15, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
It was quiet and the drolucer explained every detailIt was quiet and the drolucer explained every detail
Cons
The ac was very low. The bus was warm and it made it uncomfortable.The ac was very low. The bus was warm and it made it uncomfortable.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
4.3
Value
3.8
Condition
4.6
Gabrielle
5.0
October 17, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Got me to where I needed to be Got me to where I needed to be
Cons
Air-conditioning!!! Air-conditioning!!!
Tips
Bring a pillowBring a pillow
Lorraine
4.0
June 29, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Reliable and convenient. We missed an earlier trip with another bus company. We very much appreciated the ride.Reliable and convenient. We missed an earlier trip with another bus company. We very much appreciated the ride.

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Trailways NY Pool report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.1
Value
3.9
Condition
4.1
Mariko
4.0
November 29, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The greyhound and Trailways bus' seats are comfortable space.The greyhound and Trailways bus' seats are comfortable space.
Cons
I had a problem to be picked at Buffalo International Airport by Greyhound bus. First, there is no sign of "Greyhound bust stop" there. I asked the workers at the airport where it is and found it is the same place as "pick up-bust stop from hotel". So I was was waiting ...I had a problem to be picked at Buffalo International Airport by Greyhound bus. First, there is no sign of "Greyhound bust stop" there. I asked the workers at the airport where it is and found it is the same place as "pick up-bust stop from hotel". So I was was waiting inside of bus stop booth made of glass. All of a sudden, a Greyhound bus was passing BEHIND the booth. The bus did not stop at the stop. I ran and chased it. Luckily the bus stopped at traffic signal and I could talk with the driver to pick me up. If I missed the bus, I could not take that bus to go home. This was not good. Please make the clear sign there and have the driver stop at the bus stop and find a passenger.More
Mohammad
5.0
September 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
N/AN/A
Marie
5.0
August 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The driver was very pleasant The driver was very pleasant
Alexander
5.0
May 20, 2019Vacation
Pros
The scenery and foodThe scenery and food
Cons
Power Outlet to charge phone was not functioning/did not charge phone.Power Outlet to charge phone was not functioning/did not charge phone.
Tips
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Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
4.7
Value
4.9
Condition
4.7
Matthew
5.0
October 9, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Nice commute Nice commute
Cons
Very Good but no problems or issues Very Good but no problems or issues
Tips
Use the bus for travel Use the bus for travel
Evette
5.0
August 24, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Courteous staff and we stopped at a 7-11 that was the BOMB!!!Courteous staff and we stopped at a 7-11 that was the BOMB!!!
Cons
Seats and the WiFi. Even though the WiFi signal was good I got a lot of buffing. Maybe it was my phone provider’s signal.Seats and the WiFi. Even though the WiFi signal was good I got a lot of buffing. Maybe it was my phone provider’s signal.
Tips
Pack food with you.Pack food with you.

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