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Orlando Airport
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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Orlando TO Buffalo

Orlando Airport (MCO) to Buffalo (BUF)

Typically, flights to Buffalo from Orlando are cheaper when flying from Orlando to Buffalo, which has an average price of $163

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BUFFALO FROM ORLANDO AIRPORTJanuary46% cheaperFlying from Orlando Airport to Buffalo costs on average just $88 in January
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BUFFALO FROM ORLANDO AIRPORTDecember24% more expensiveIt costs about $201 for flights to Buffalo from Orlando Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BUFFALO FROM ORLANDO AIRPORTSeptember602% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Buffalo from Orlando Airport in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Buffalo NY?

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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 $96.

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.


What are the current travel restrictions for Buffalo?

Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Buffalo.

Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Entry requirements

All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form. Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.​​ Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

All other info

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

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
Delta
Oct 7
BOS11:17 amBoston Logan Intl
1h 48m
BUF1:05 pmBuffalo
Oct 11
BUF7:00 amBuffalo
1h 37m
BOS8:37 amBoston Logan Intl
Delta
Oct 19
BOS4:35 amBoston Logan Intl
1h 48m
BUF6:23 amBuffalo
Oct 27
BUF2:00 amBuffalo
1h 44m
BOS3:44 amBoston Logan Intl
Multiple Airlines
May 28
MCO10:08 amOrlando
2h 34m
BUF12:42 pmBuffalo
Jun 1
BUF7:35 amBuffalo
2h 41m
MCO10:16 amOrlando
Multiple Airlines
May 19
MCO10:08 amOrlando
2h 34m
BUF12:42 pmBuffalo
May 22
BUF7:35 amBuffalo
2h 41m
MCO10:16 amOrlando
Multiple Airlines
Jun 11
MCO9:00 amOrlando
2h 45m
BUF11:45 amBuffalo
Jun 17
BUF5:25 amBuffalo
2h 35m
MCO8:00 amOrlando
Frontier
May 21
MCO7:50 amOrlando
2h 41m
BUF10:31 amBuffalo
May 23
BUF7:35 amBuffalo
2h 41m
MCO10:16 amOrlando

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Buffalo

If you're looking for one-way flights to Buffalo, view some of our deals below provided by Frontier
Delta
Oct 20
BOS6:26 pmBoston Logan Intl
1h 49m
BUF8:15 pmBuffalo
Delta
Aug 13
BOS6:26 pmBoston Logan Intl
1h 49m
BUF8:15 pmBuffalo
JetBlue
May 20
MCO10:08 amOrlando
2h 34m
BUF12:42 pmBuffalo

Which airlines fly to Buffalo NY?

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.


How to get from the airport to Buffalo NY city center?

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

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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.


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.


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