Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Situated near the Canadian border, roughly halfway between New York City and Toronto, Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is the most convenient method of accessing one of North America's premier tourist attractions, the thundering Niagara Falls. The romance of the biggest waterfall in North America has drawn sightseers and honeymooners for decades - as attested to by the 5 million passengers passing through the gates of Buffalo Niagara International Airport each year. The airport is smaller by far than the behemoths found in Toronto and New York City, but it is also more basic. Thus, passengers will gain the convenience of shorter queues and cheaper flights at the expense of bells and whistles like good quality restaurants and fancy shops. For something to do while waiting for your flight,don't miss the pre-security art gallery called 'The Gallery - Where Buffalo Niagara shows off', which features rotating exhibitions of artworks made by local artists.
The airport is located nine miles (14km) east of Buffalo.
Getting to the city
NFTA-Metro Bus and Rail provides public transport to and from the airport, and shuttles, taxis and rental cars are also available.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).
Tel: +1 716 630 6000.
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National are all represented at the airport.
Airport Taxi is based at the airport and several other taxi companies offer airport pick-ups.
There are ATMs, a bureau de change, a post office, and various bars, shops and restaurants in the terminal. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline or travel agent in advance.
The short-term parking lot is adjacent to the terminal building, and costs $4 per hour, with a daily maximum of $23. The long-term parking areas are connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus service and offer two hours of free parking, adding $4 per hour after that, up to a daily limit of $12 or $10 depending on the parking lot.
You can get flights to Buffalo Niagara Airport on national carriers like AirTran, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United Airlines and US Airways. International airlines include Lufthansa and SAS.
Free wifi is available throughout the terminal.
The airport's Business Centre has a post office, and business services like computer work stations and photocopy and fax facilities. There is a conference room found at Gate 9, on the terminal building's upper level.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.