Travel Guide

Buffalo, New York

Getting In


By Plane
Buffalo is served by Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the largest airport in terms of passenger traffic in upstate New York handling more than 100 flights a day. Buffalo Airport is directly connected to more than 20 cities in eastern United States and the Midwest including Atlanta, Orlando, Newark, Cleveland, Detroit, Boston, Chicago, and New York City. Major airlines serving Buffalo Airport include AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest, Southwest, United, and US Airways. Ground transport from the airport includes taxis, limousine services, shuttle buses, and local buses.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport, New York State

Jet Blue at Buffalo Airport by redlegsfan21

By Train
Buffalo has two train stations and accessible from the east and west by Amtrak trains. The Buffalo-Depew Station is about 8 miles (13 km) east of the city and served by the twice daily Empire Service Trains (New York City to Niagara Falls), daily Maple Leaf (New York City to Toronto), and the overnight Lake Shore Limited (New York/Boston to Chicago). The Exchange Street Station is served by all the above trains except the Lake Shore Limited. At the Exchange Street Station, there is no QuickTrak Machine and the ticket office is not open only for certain departures. Therefore it is advisable to purchase and pick the tickets in advance or allow enough time for mailing the tickets.
Buffalo-Depew (Railway) Station, New York State

Buffalo-Depew Station by Himsing

By Bus
The Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center (BMTC) is a large bus terminal in Downtown Buffalo, adjacent to the Exchange Street Station. The city is well-served by Greyhound buses with routes from regional cities including Batavia, Rochester, Geneva, Ithaca, Binghamton, Scranton, Syracuse, Cortland, and New York City. In Canada, Greyhound buses travel from Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Grimsby, Oakville, and Toronto. Another bus service is Megabus with services from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, Syracuse, Rochester, and Toronto. Other bus companies serving regional routes and arriving at BMTC include Coach USA, Coach Canada, and New York Trailways.

By Car

Interstate 90 or I-90 (New York State Thruway) runs east to west, connecting Buffalo with other major cities in New York and Pennsylvania. These include Rochester, Syracuse and Albany to the east and Cleveland, Erie, and Pennsylvania to the west. I-190 runs north to south, mostly along the Niagara River and connects Buffalo with Niagara Falls. I-290 connects Buffalo with the suburban in the north and northeast and access to the Niagara Falls.  If coming from Ontario in Canada, take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) until the end at Fort Erie before crossing the border into Buffalo. The city is about two hours by car from Toronto, one and a half hours from Rochester, two and a half hours from Syracuse, and 7 hours from New York City.
Interstate 90, New York State

Interstate 90 by Doug Kerr

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