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Cleveland - Buffalo Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Cleveland to Buffalo. Traveling by bus from Cleveland to Buffalo usually takes around 3 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Barons Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance173 mi (279 km)
Shortest duration3h 20m
Cheapest price$24.49
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Cleveland to Buffalo

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Eric

July 15, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Everything went as planned. Clean and modern vehicle. Cons: The wifi is not allowing streaming.

How much is a bus ticket from Cleveland to Buffalo?

Bus tickets for a trip from Cleveland to Buffalo cost $28.62 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.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Cleveland to Buffalo, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $29. However, taking the bus from Cleveland to Buffalo during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $32. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

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 23 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $25.07 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Cleveland to Buffalo?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Barons Bus Lines13h 20m$35.94
Greyhound13h 50m$33.48
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Buffalo from $35. Typically there is one Barons Bus Lines schedule per day from Cleveland to Buffalo and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Buffalo. In Cleveland, Barons Bus Lines departs to Buffalo from Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave . In Buffalo, Barons Bus Lines arrives at Downtown Terminal - 181 Ellicott St .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Cleveland to Buffalo takes 3 hours and 20 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 Buffalo.

  • 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 Cleveland to Buffalo every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 50 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Buffalo usually start from $24.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 173 miles from Cleveland to Buffalo. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 20 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cleveland to Buffalo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Cleveland to Buffalo. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cleveland to Buffalo; ticket prices start at $35.00.

City Information

Cleveland

An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.

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 Cleveland?

Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave  - CLEGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

Cleveland’s Bus Terminal at 1465 Chester Ave opened in 1948 amid wide celebration for its unique Streamline Moderne design. The aerodynamic architectural style, typical of Greyhound’s stations in big cities across the country, landed this station in the US National Register of Historic Places. Although the station was opened for Greyhound service, today, the station also serves Barons Bus Lines, Miller Transportation, and Jefferson Lines. Vending machines and a snack bar in the station give you a chance to fuel up or take a short walk to one of several nearby cafés. The station sits in the heart of downtown Cleveland, and the Amtrak station is only 1 mile away.

All bus stations in Cleveland:

  • Bus Terminal - 1465 Chester Ave

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

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