Transportation

Getting Here

Buffalo is accessible from throughout the United States via the New York State Thruway (I-90), from Canada via the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and by railroad via Amtrak from Chicago and New York City.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is located just fifteen minutes east of downtown Buffalo. Averaging 100 daily flights with nonstop service to 24 airports, the BNIA serves five million passengers annually. Major carriers are US Airways, Continental, American, Northwest, United, jetBlue, Southwest and Delta.

Getting Around

Getting around Buffalo and its suburbs is easy using ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft. Or make use of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Metro Bus and Rail system. The Metro Rail runs along Main Street from the First Niagara Center to the South Campus of the University at Buffalo, with several stops in between. The train is free while traveling above ground. However, if your ride takes you past the Theatre District, down into the subway, there is a small charge. Bus stops are found on almost every City of Buffalo street corner and many other spots throughout the region. Bus schedules are available at all transportation centers, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, the Downtown Visitor Center and many local banks.

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