Flights from New York to Buffalo

Flight information New York to Buffalo Niagara

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Average flight time, total distance 282 miles

1h 15min

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Buffalo Niagara

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Flight Information

A few airlines fly directly from the New York City area to Buffalo. United Airlines flies straight from Newark International Airport (EWR) to Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF). JetBlue flies out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). These cheap flights from New York to Buffalo can be found any day of the week with multiple options on some days. Delta Airlines also operates daily flights from New York to Buffalo through JFK.

As you search for cheap flights from New York to Buffalo, you may find that some of them make one stop. If you're flexible with timing, these could be a good choice. United, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and American Airlines can get you to Buffalo with one layover. Layover cities include Boston; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; and Philadelphia. When you expand your search range to include connecting flights from New York to Buffalo, you can also fly out of LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

You'll need government identification to pass through security at any of the three New York-area airports. Flying from New York to Buffalo does not involve any customs procedures. You should plan on arriving one and a half hours before heading from New York to Buffalo.

All of the airports have casual and upscale dining options as well as stores in their terminals. EWR has three terminals: A, B, and C. Most of United's flights are in Terminal C. However, smaller flights (like those to Buffalo) are sometimes in the other terminals. JFK has eight terminals. Delta leaves out of Terminal 4, and JetBlue leaves out of Terminal 5. LGA has Terminals A, B, and C. Since Delta and American operate out of more than one terminal, it's best to check ahead to see which gate you'll be in.

Once You Arrive in Buffalo

BUF has one terminal with approximately 25 gates. There are cafes, bars, and small shops that you can stop by on your way out. There are several car rental agencies stationed at BUF. Booking your rental ahead is always a good idea. You can also take a taxi or a private car for hire. Look for signs directing you where to find these types of rides.

Metro Bus runs a nonstop service between downtown Buffalo and the airport. Some hotels may offer free shuttle services. You can factor that perk into your decision as you choose where to book your accommodations.

Visiting the Canadian Side of the Falls

If you plan on crossing over into Canada while you're in Buffalo, you will have to present your passport at the border. Check with your government regarding visitors' visas.

The Weather in Buffalo

In New York, travelling to the other side of the state usually means that you're heading to a somewhat colder climate. In the summer, New York City sees highs in the upper 20°Cs. In Buffalo, those highs usually don't go past the mid-20°Cs. In the winter, you can notice a big difference. Temperatures in Buffalo may be around zero when New Yorkers are experiencing temperatures between 3°C and 6°C degrees Celsius. Buffalo can also get quite a bit more snow than New York City.

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