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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Buffalo

Los Angeles (LAX) to Buffalo (BUF)

Typically, flights to Buffalo from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Buffalo, which has an average price of $310

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BUFFALO FROM LOS ANGELESApril27% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Buffalo costs on average just $226 in April
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BUFFALO FROM LOS ANGELESDecember53% more expensiveIt costs about $472 for flights to Buffalo from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BUFFALO FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember450% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Buffalo from Los Angeles in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Buffalo?

Sitting on the shores of Lake Erie and along the banks of the Niagara River, Buffalo, NY looks out across the Canada / US border. The city is a popular destination for travelers who enjoy visiting historical sights, shopping, and culinary exploration. It’s also a great base from which to visit the world famous Niagara Falls. Buffalo is a city with definite seasons, so make sure you know what to expect when you visit, so you can be prepared with the right gear for the weather. Peak tourist season is during summer, and you can expect temperatures in July – August spiking to 70 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit, along with busy hotels and lineups at Buffalo’s popular attractions. Winter is relatively quiet, but bring your warmest clothing as the temperatures dip to an average high of 35 – 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and you may encounter significant snowfall. Spring and fall, the shoulder seasons, are probably the best time to visit Buffalo. With moderate temperatures and thinner crowds, you can expect to be comfortable, and you can find better prices on accommodation and flights.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Buffalo?

    $35 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Buffalo. This flight is from Pittsburgh and is 94% cheaper than most flights to Buffalo. To find the cheapest price to Buffalo from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Buffalo?

    If you aren’t able to travel during the month of August, then book flights to Buffalo from United States during February instead. Flights to Buffalo in February, while not as cheap as those in August, still average around $187.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Buffalo?

    The ideal time to book your flight to Buffalo is 35 days in advance when prices tend to average $210. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $88.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Buffalo?

    Our data shows that Tuesday is the least expensive day to fly to Buffalo. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as $197. Flights from United States to Buffalo on a Sunday will generally be more expensive and average around $228. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Buffalo?

    At noon is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Buffalo when you can find flight prices for as low as $198. Flying to Buffalo at noon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In the morning is when there is more demand to fly to Buffalo, so prices are often more expensive at around $243 per ticket.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Buffalo?

    Buffalo has a lot of good places to hike, such as Hunter Mountain Ski Resort. Many locals as well as tourists enjoy hiking the mountains near Buffalo, especially in the colder months for more of a challenge and some beautiful scenery. Hiking in the area is often enjoyed most when the weather begins warming up and the chance for rain is low. Considering this, it would be recommended to fly to Buffalo during August and to take advantage of the warmer weather and go for a hike. Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Buffalo for August, when they can visit Delaware Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

  • When are the weather conditions best for skiing in Buffalo?

    The best time to go skiing is usually when temperatures are low and chances of snow are high. The months of January and December are considered the best time for skiing in the Buffalo area. Hunter Mountain Ski Resort is a recommended mountain in the area. Many momondo users planning trips to multiple ski mountains or resorts in the Buffalo area will check out Holiday Valley Ski Area as well.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Buffalo?

    Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Buffalo is possible. If you are planning a flight to Buffalo, consider booking flights to Niagara Falls Airport (16 mi from Buffalo city center), Jamestown Chautauqua County Airport (55 mi from Buffalo city center), Rochester Greater Rochester Intl Airport (63 mi from Buffalo city center), Bradford Airport (76 mi from Buffalo city center) or Erie Airport (86 mi from Buffalo city center).

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Buffalo?

    The cheapest airport near Buffalo is typically Erie Airport with an average price of $491/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


Can I fly to Buffalo from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Buffalo within the United States

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Buffalo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Buffalo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Buffalo.

Can I fly back to United States from Buffalo?

Returning to United States from Buffalo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Buffalo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Buffalo are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Buffalo at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Buffalo flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Buffalo found recently by users on momondo
JetBlue
Aug 24
JFK5:35 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
1h 33m
BUF7:08 pmBuffalo
Aug 28
BUF3:25 amBuffalo
1h 23m
JFK4:48 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Delta
Oct 6
BOS4:55 pmBoston Logan Intl
1h 49m
BUF6:44 pmBuffalo
Oct 12
BUF2:00 amBuffalo
1h 44m
BOS3:44 amBoston Logan Intl
Frontier
Sep 13
MCO10:17 amOrlando
2h 41m
BUF12:58 pmBuffalo
Sep 16
BUF1:57 pmBuffalo
2h 40m
MCO4:37 pmOrlando
Frontier
Sep 21
MCO9:44 amOrlando
2h 40m
BUF12:24 pmBuffalo
Sep 24
BUF6:27 amBuffalo
2h 42m
MCO9:09 amOrlando
Frontier
Sep 3
MCO9:00 amOrlando
2h 45m
BUF11:45 amBuffalo
Sep 5
BUF5:04 pmBuffalo
2h 37m
MCO7:41 pmOrlando
Frontier
Sep 15
MCO1:20 pmOrlando
2h 41m
BUF4:01 pmBuffalo
Sep 19
BUF3:19 pmBuffalo
2h 41m
MCO6:00 pmOrlando

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Buffalo

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Buffalo, view some of our deals below provided by Delta, Frontier and JetBlue
JetBlue
Aug 31
JFK5:00 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
1h 21m
BUF6:21 amBuffalo
Delta
Oct 21
BOS4:55 pmBoston Logan Intl
1h 49m
BUF6:44 pmBuffalo
Frontier
Sep 21
MCO9:44 amOrlando
2h 40m
BUF12:24 pmBuffalo

Which airlines fly to Buffalo?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Buffalo

Airlines that offer direct flights to Buffalo NY from other US cities include Southwest Airlines, United, Delta, jetBlue, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and OneJet. Flights with one or more stops are available from Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines.


Airports near Buffalo

Below you will find all the airports in Buffalo along with the distance from the city center

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

The airport is about 11 miles east of Downtown Buffalo, and is well-served by public transport.

Buses and shuttles

Regular metro bus route 24 travels to the city center in about 45 minutes and route 68, an express bus, makes the trip in about 25 minutes. The fare for either of these is $2.00 USD. You may also take the airport to downtown shuttle, route 204, an express bus with a 20-minute travel time, for $2.50 USD. It leaves from near the Arrivals entrance every 30 minutes on weekdays. Local hotels may offer free pick-up and drop-off at the airport, so be sure to ask when you are making reservations.

Taxis

If you prefer to travel by taxi, Airport Taxi Service is the only on-site taxi company; you can hail a cab at Arrivals level crosswalk 3. A typical fare from the airport to Downtown Buffalo is $45.00 USD – $50.00 USD.

Car rentals

You’ll find several major car rental companies across the roadway from baggage claim on the lower level of Arrivals. It is definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Buffalo

Most frequently searched flights to Buffalo along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Raleigh to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time1h 41m
Cheapest price$115
Boston to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time1h 28m
Cheapest price$137
Washington to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time1h 11m
Cheapest price$142
Orlando to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time2h 32m
Cheapest price$144
Atlanta to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time1h 54m
Cheapest price$152
Indianapolis to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time4h 18m
Cheapest price$157
Cincinnati to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time3h 38m
Cheapest price$157
Miami to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time3h 10m
Cheapest price$167
New York to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time1h 14m
Cheapest price$169
Tampa to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time2h 40m
Cheapest price$171
Chicago to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time4h 06m
Cheapest price$173
Las Vegas to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time6h 22m
Cheapest price$178
Houston to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time4h 52m
Cheapest price$180
Charlotte to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time1h 37m
Cheapest price$196
Denver to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time3h 07m
Cheapest price$198
Fort Lauderdale to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time4h 44m
Cheapest price$199
Detroit to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time1h 05m
Cheapest price$199
Minneapolis to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time3h 25m
Cheapest price$203
Dallas to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time2h 57m
Cheapest price$210
West Palm Beach to Buffalo Flights
Fastest flight time5h 01m
Cheapest price$217

How to get around in Buffalo NY?

The best way to get around in Buffalo NY is definitely by driving. Despite an abundance of one-way streets, the convenient grid system of roadways is well designed and easy to navigate. However, if you’d rather use public transport, the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) operates an extensive network of bus and light rail.

Public Transportation

Within the city, most major bus routes operate approximately every 15-20 minutes during the day, and 30-60 minutes apart in the evenings. The Metro Rail system runs from 6:00 am weekdays until midnight. One-way fares are $1.75 USD, but you might find it worth purchasing a day pass for $4.00 USD, which allows unlimited access to bus and rail. Passes are available from bus drivers or ticket vending machines at the rail stations.

Taxis

Taxis are available in Buffalo but, other than when you’re at the airport, you can’t hail one on the street, you must call for one in advance. Taxi rates are $2.30 USD for the first 1/6 mile, with $0.50 USD for each additional 1/6 mile, and $30.00 USD per hour waiting time.Uber and Lyft are now operating in Buffalo NY.

Bike share

Reddy bike share is a great option for those who want to get around on two wheels. Bikes are available at numerous hubs across the city. For visitors, your best option is the hourly pass, which charges an $8.50 USD activation fee, followed by $3.00 USD per hour.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Buffalo NY?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Buffalo NY

Things to do and places of interest in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo is one of the most northerly cities in the state of New York, with a storied naval history, and cultural influences from the Polish and German immigrants who settled here. Of course, the city has long been associated with the picturesque Niagara Falls, and any trip here is incomplete without a visit to this geographical wonder. Here are some of the highlights you may wish to see during your trip to Buffalo NY.

  • See the Niagara Falls from a jet boat. Niagara Jet Adventures and Whirlpool Jet Boats will give you a heart-pounding whitewater experience like no other. You’ll also learn the history and geology of the majestic Niagara River, and you can choose from ‘wet’ or ‘dry’ tours.
  • Tour the Darwin D Martin House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Prairie style, with trademark features such as a cantilevered roof and a focus on the internal hearth. Here you can view the iconic art glass produced by the revered architect himself.
  • Wander around Canalside, Buffalo’s impressive waterfront. The city has invested heavily in new development here, and the area now hosts more than 1000 events throughout the year. Along Central Wharf, you’ll find daily events including activities for children, outdoor yoga, and Thursday at Canalside concerts.
  • If you’re traveling with kids, or just like animals, take in the Buffalo Zoological Gardens, one of the oldest zoos in the US.
  • Explore the historic Forest Lawn Cemetery, which has earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Step into the on-site resource center / museum, the Margaret L. Wendt Archive, to learn more about the famous people interred in the park.
  • Gaze in awe at the imposing, Art-Deco style City Hall.
  • See the first complete neighborhood to be listed on the National Register in Buffalo. The architecture in Allentown oozes heritage and culture.

Tips and tricks for visiting Buffalo, NY

If you visit Buffalo during winter, it can be very cold and snowy. Make sure you bring appropriate clothing, and if you’re not used to driving in snow, you probably shouldn’t. Use taxis or public transport to get around.

Certain areas of Buffalo can be a bit sketchy, especially after dark. Stick to the tourist areas for safety.