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Fares from $111 One Way, $174 Round Trip from San Francisco to Buffalo

Prices starting at $174 for return flights and $111 for one-way flights to Buffalo were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo

Origin Airport IATA CodeSJC
Destination Airport IATA CodeBUF
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Fly from San Francisco to Buffalo/Niagara Falls

When you fly from San Francisco to Buffalo/Niagara Falls, the climate may be distinctly different, but both cities feature architectural treasures that showcase the various styles. Buffalo's waterfront location provides opportunities for enjoying nature during the summer, so pack your paddle boarding and water biking outfits. It is a vibrant community with a younger population drawn by the universities in the region. The flight from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Upstate New York takes about six to seven hours, and it takes half an hour to drive from Buffalo to Niagara Falls.


Start exploring Buffalo by visiting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which houses a large collection of impressionist paintings and works of American masters. The gallery features a neoclassical facade while the Darwin Martin House is a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece depicting Prairie-style design. Take a day trip to Niagara Falls to experience this iconic attraction on the Maid of the Mist tour, or join a guided kayaking tour.

Hints and tips

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is one of the region's busiest airports. Buffalo was an important trading post, turning into a manufacturing hub because the Erie Canal ended here. The area is characterized by intense winter weather. Expect to experience temperatures ranging from the low 30s to mid-70s year-round, and snowfall averaging about 20 to 30 inches a month during the winter.

Flights from San Francisco to Buffalo - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to Buffalo?

As you can't fly direct from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Buffalo, NY Airport (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.) at the moment, a flight with just one stopover is the next best thing. United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are respected airlines that service this route.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Buffalo?

Getting from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Buffalo, NY Airport (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.) takes at least 5 hours and 22 minutes. Indulge in a wine and watch a movie or two — now's your chance to sit back and chill out.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.