Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) Information
(Buffalo, New York - NY, USA)
The Buffalo Niagara International Airport serves as a gateway to both the world-famous Niagara Falls
region and New York state, as well as the southern region of Canada's Ontario state. The facility is located in Cheektowaga, to the east of the frontier town after which it is named, and is a popular tourist hub year-round.
First opened in 1926, the entire complex was totally remodeled in the early 1980s and reopened in 1997, offering up-to-the-minute passenger facilities in its single terminal. Nowadays, passenger throughput at Buffalo's airport averages over five million annually.
At present one of the fastest developing air hubs in upstate New York, this facility offers in excess of 100 flights per day to more than 20 domestic destinations across the US. United, US Airways, Southwest and Delta all offer full-service flights and are backed up by low-cost subsidiary routes, a few of which are seasonal. Cities covered include New York
, Washington D.C.
and Las Vegas
. Private charter flights are also supported here.
The Buffalo Niagara International Airport's terminal is split into two levels, with its ground floor being dedicated to arrivals and a baggage claim hall, and the first floor and its two concourses given over to ticketing and departures. Extensive passenger facilities are provided and the complex handles its high passenger numbers with ease.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
Address: 4200 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, New York (NY), 14225, USA
Tel: +1 716 630 6000
The airport is situated 9 miles / 14 km east of Buffalo's city center, close to the US
border, Williamsville and Bowmansville. Its Cheektowaga location is convenient for the many Canadian travelers who use this airport as a jump-off point for travel to major US cities. Efficient public transport and a taxi service give good access to the city for arrivals.
Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF) Guide
- ATMs are located on the terminal's upper floor and in the Baggage Reclaim area
- Currency exchange facilities are found in the Business Center
- Services for business travelers are located in the Business Center area. These include Internet access and a conference room
- A US Airways executive lounge is provided
- Facilities for the disabled are extensive throughout the airport
- Children's play areas, mother and baby rooms, and an art gallery are found in the terminal
- Car hire providers including Alamo, Avis and Dollar
- The terminal's upper Departures level holds a wide selection of duty paid shops, including a newsstand and gift and travel stores
- Vending machines, snack bars, fast-food outlets and eateries including the Niagara Grill, Jake's Bistro and the Landmark Bar & Carvery are present on both levels
- An information desk staffed with volunteer hospitality ambassadors is located in the Arrivals area
- Long-stay and short-term parking is provided, with almost 7,000 spaces
- A military lounge is situated on the second floor
The direct route from the complex to Buffalo city is via the well-signposted Kensington Highway. If you are traveling to other destinations, the major artery, the New York State Throughway, is conveniently close to the airport and gives access to the region between Boston and Cleveland
Public bus service Metro Link 204 provides transportation from the airport to the city center, with the NFTA Metro also running a number of bus routes to city destinations. Shuttle buses are available to downtown, Niagara Falls and various Buffalo hotels through the Independent Taxi Association.
Taxis and Limos
A good choice of local taxi companies is based at the complex, with taxi ranks sited close to the Arrivals exit at the front of the terminal. For extra comfort and style, a wide choice of limo / driver hire firms operates at Buffalo Airport, including Lincoln Executive Cars, the Adventure Limo Service and the Diamond Limousine Service.