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Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)


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, attested to by the millions of 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 high quality restaurants and fancy shops.


The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from 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 mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: (716) 630 6000

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National are all represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

There are a number of taxi companies available at the airport or offering airport pick-ups.


There are ATMs, a bureau de change, a barber, an electric-car charging service, an information desk, a shoe-shine service, and a pet-relief area. There are also 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 from $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 charge $1 per hour up to 5 hours, with a daily limit of $12 or $10 depending on the parking lot.



Travellers can get flights to Buffalo Niagara Airport on national carriers such as American Airlines, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United Airlines and US Airways. International airlines include Lufthansa.


Free wifi is available throughout the terminal.

Business Lounges

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.