Box Lunch Meal Deal
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is pleased to offer candidates taking the bar examination at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center the option of pre-ordering lunch for the exam. Due to the volume of people all going to lunch at the same time, and the short timeframe available, we strongly recommend that you take advantage of a pre-ordered meal.
You can purchase your box lunch and have it waiting for you at the Convention Center immediately following dismissal for lunch. Lunch must be pre-paid. You need to have your photo ID in order to pick up your boxed lunch.
NYS Bar Exam Box Lunch Meal Deals - $14.50 (including tax)
All meals include fruit, bag of chips, cookie and choice of water or soft drink.
Public Parking Lots
For your convenience here is a map that outlines public parking facilities in the neighborhood of the Convention Center.
Public Transportation, Routes and Fees
While in Buffalo, the easiest way to get around is to utilize the NFTA’s Metro bus and rail service. To find the best route for you to take to and from the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, (153 Franklin Street, Buffalo 14202) please consult their website.
When boarding, exact change is required. Drivers do not make change. The fare is $2.50/person (each way). Should you cross into another zone (ask your operator for assistance on this) an additional .30 per zone/per person will be required.
For exact bus route information and times, please see the NFTA-Metro website and consult Metro’s Trip Planner for your route directions. Complete bus and rail schedules can be downloaded.
If you are flying into the Buffalo/Niagara Airport, check out Metro’s Route 204 bus. It goes from the airport directly downtown and accesses some of the major hotels (total fare is: $2.50 - exact change only). The first shuttle back to the airport after the exam departs from the Convention Center on July 31 ONLY beginning at 5:15 pm. The last shuttle departs at 6:00 pm.
Shuttles, Vans And Taxis:
- Airport Express - (716) 472-8580 or Toll-Free (800) 604-1570
- Airport Shuttle Services - (888) 402-6606
- Airport Taxi Service - (716) 633-8294 or (800) 551-9369
- Boulevard Amherst Taxi, Inc. - (716) 861-1269
- Broadway Taxi - (716) 896-4600
- City Service Taxi of Buffalo, Inc. - (716) 852-4000
- Dependable Cab - (716) 876-5555
- Hamburg Taxi - (716) 649-7300
- ITA Taxi/Shuttle - (716) 633-8294 or (800) 551-9369
- Kenmore Cab Dispatch Service Inc. - (716) 876-3030
- Liberty Cab -(716) 877-7111 Or (800) 455-TAXI
- Radio Taxi Service Inc. - (716) 633-4200
- Red Arrow Tours (Downtown to Walden Galleria/Downtown to Niagara Falls) - (716) 517-7959
- South Buffalo Cab Co. - (716) 822-6300
- WNY Super Shuttle - (716) 633-2999 or (888) 402-6606
Downtown area restaurants directly surrounding the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center have been informed of the time limitations of exam participants. Check at the front desk at the Convention Center for a current list.
Directions to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is the test site for the NYS Bar Exam on the dates of July 30-31, 2013. The Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Buffalo adjacent to the city’s business district. A map of the area around the Convention Center is below. The physical address of the Convention Center, for the purposes of map requests on the Internet, is 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.
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Mandatory Coat Check Policy
All coats, jackets, outerwear, bags (including laptop bags), and other prohibited items MUST be checked at the coat check upon arrival ($3.00, CASH ONLY). Do not bring luggage with you to the examination site. We will not check luggage in our coat check facility. Leave your luggage at your hotel.
Visit Buffalo Niagara has a listing of hotels with accommodations available. To search for downtown hotels, select Downtown from the Location pull-down menu.
Twitter users, check out our Buffalo Bar Exam Twisitor Center! Go to Twitter and post a question about your upcoming Buffalo visit and add the hashtag #buffalobarexam to the end of your tweet, and your questions should be answered soon.
Every attempt has been made to make your stay in Buffalo Niagara a pleasant one. We respectfully request that you use caution when storing laptops, purse’s and other personal belongs in your car. Leaving personal items in plain sight is just baiting someone who may be looking to do wrong. Please lock your valuables in the trunk of your car.
The Buffalo Police and Erie County Sheriff’s departments have been informed of the influx of people attending the NYS Bar Exam. The Police and Sheriffs departments have assured us they will focus attention on the downtown area before, during and after the exam.
For more information contact Visit Buffalo Niagara directly at 1-800-BUFFALO.