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.
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 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.
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.