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Airports in Western New York State

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 716 630 6000.

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Westchester County Airport (HPN)

Overview

Located a quick drive from White Plains on the state border between New York State and Connecticut, Westchester County Airport mainly caters for corporate planes. However, flights to Westchester County Airport are also available from a number of cities across the United States and it is a friendly and unassuming airport to use at the beginning or end of a journey.

A popular feature of the Westchester County Airport is the observation deck on the third level, from which passengers can spot some of the commercial and private aircrafts using the airport. Although small, Westchester County Airport has a modest selection of dining and shopping options to entertain those with a bit of extra time to spend at the airport.

Location

The airport is three miles (5km) from White Plains in New York State.

Getting to the city

Bee-Line Bus 12 runs from the airport to White Plains and the local train station from which passengers can catch the MTA Metro-North Railroad. Bus fare is $2.50 and the buses stop on the central traffic island just outside the terminal building. The only other option for getting into White Plains is by catching a taxi or renting a car.

Time

GMT -5 (GMT - 4 from March to November)

Contacts

Tel: +1 (914) 995 4860.

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Buffalo Niagara International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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