Flights 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?

$47 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 are unable to visit Buffalo during the month of February, then departing from United States during the month March is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $168.

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

The ideal time to book your flight to Buffalo is 60 days in advance when prices tend to average $203. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Buffalo outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United States to Buffalo for $87.

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

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Buffalo is on a Tuesday. Travelers who choose to depart for Buffalo on a Tuesday will often find tickets for as low as $199. When flying out on a Sunday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Buffalo for around $234.

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

The cheapest time of day to fly to Buffalo is at noon when flights can be purchased for as low as $205. Try not to purchase tickets in the morning because they tend to be around $227. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

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. The months of March and April seem to be the most ideal times to visit Buffalo if you’re looking to fully experience hiking a mountain and walking a beautiful nature trail. During the warmer months, hikers around the Buffalo area find that parks like Delaware Park are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Buffalo in August.

When are the weather conditions best for skiing in Buffalo?

Skiing is most popular in Buffalo during the month of January and December, due to the perfect conditions of colder temperatures combined with a higher chance of snow. These conditions make Hunter Mountain Ski Resort a very popular destination for both tourists and locals. 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 $542/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. The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter; however a Presidential Executive Order of June 22 means that further restrictions on certain visas (H1-B, H2-B, J and L) will be put in place from June 24. Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents may enter the country if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the United Kingdom or Schengen Member States in the past 14 days. To see if you are affected please refer to the US Government’s travel page. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination. 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
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LGA
New York LaGuardia
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Buffalo
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Buffalo
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New York LaGuardia
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New York LaGuardia
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New York LaGuardia
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Buffalo
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New York LaGuardia
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LGA
New York LaGuardia
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Buffalo
Oct 20
BUF
Buffalo
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New York LaGuardia
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ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
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Buffalo
4h 07m
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ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Delta
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BOS
Boston Logan Intl
1h 48m
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Buffalo
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BUF
Buffalo
4h 19m
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Boston Logan Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Buffalo

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Boston Logan Intl
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Buffalo
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Boston Logan Intl
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Buffalo
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Boston Logan Intl
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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.


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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.

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