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Starting your trip from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport can save you time, money and hassle. Up to 100 nonstop flights per day serving 30 airport destinations and beyond, means you get to where you’re going better and faster! Many of your neighbors already benefit from flying with us; almost 2 million Canadians used our airports last year. Listen to what your fellow Canadians are saying about flying from Western New York.

  • The average peak wait time at the Buffalo checkpoint is only 12 minutes.
  • If you fly from Toronto Pearson you are instructed to arrive at the airport 3 hrs before your flight. See for yourself.
  • No additional airport stop for Customs & Immigration (U.S. destinations).
  • The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is mere miles from the Canadian border and the QEW.

  • The Buffalo airport is ranked 13th in the U.S. for most affordable airfares (Q2 2018).
  • Parking rates at the Buffalo airport are low.
  • No international taxes or fees to fly to U.S. airports.
  • If you fly from Toronto to the U.S. you can expect significantly higher government-imposed taxes and fees than if you fly from this side of the border.

Fee comparison example for a party of four, flying roundtrip to Jacksonville (JAX) in October 2018(Monday to Monday)

If flying from the Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) :
Total for Airline Tickets (party of 4) $2169.00
1 Week Parking (lowest priced discount lot) $79.00
Total Cost $2,248.90

If flying from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) :
Total for Airline Tickets (party of 4) $698.00
1 Week Parking (lowest priced discount lot) $45.00
Total Cost $743.00

Vacation in Jacksonville? -By flying out of The Buffalo Niagara International Airport, instead of Toronto Pearson, a family of four could save: $1,505.90 (US $) 67%.

Disclaimer: Monday to Monday travel in October 2018, average of lowest available airfares inclusive of taxes and 1 checked bag per person per research on 7/05/2018. Airfares, Parking Rates, Currency Exchange Rates, Fees and Taxes are subject to change; therefore this analysis does not guarantee future savings.

Located inside of Fifth & Main – across from Gate 7 until 5:00 PM daily.

Currency Exchange is for Canadian and U.S. funds only. Daily exchange rate plus a 5% fee apply for each transaction. Maximum of $500

All transactions must be in cash bills (no coins). Debit and credit cards are not accepted.

Individuals must have a boarding pass to conduct Currency Exchange transactions at the Buffalo Airport.

Additional Currency Exchange can be handled at EFX Currency Exchange at the Walden Galleria Mall. EFX is located on the upper level near Macy’s in the Customer Service area. EFX exchange handles: Euros, Pounds and Canadian Money.

EFX hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm;
Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm.
For further EFX information please call: 1-716-681-8820

Baggage may be left at Visitors' Center, 10 Rainbow Blvd. at First Street

Niagara Falls, USA is a 40 minute taxi or shuttle ride, or up to 120 minutes by public transportation.

Niagara Falls, Canada is about 45 minutes by taxi or shuttle, or about 60 minutes by coach bus. Border crossing times may vary. See border crossing for more information.

Public Transportation

Take Metro Bus from the Airport to Downtown Buffalo
Location - Arrival level, on sidewak, turn left to Crosswalk 1b.

#204 Airport-Downtown Express service ($2.50 exact change required) or
#24 Genesee Regular Service($2 exact change required)

Next take Metro Bus from Downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls, USA
Location - Metropolitan Transportation Center
181 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203.

40 Downtown-Niagara Falls Regular Service ($2 exact change required)

Coach Bus

Greyhound Canada, Coach Canada, Megabus schedules available at Information Desk. Prices vary.
Location: Arrivals level, on sidewalk, turn left to CROSSWALK 1a – past hotel shuttles

Scheduled Shuttle Service

ITA airport shuttle
$24 (To USA) $36 (To Canada) /person One-Way (gratuity not included)
Daily – No reservation required.

Times: 8:15 A.M., 9:15 A.M., 10:15 A.M., 11:15 A.M., 12:15 P.M., 1:15 P.M., 2:15 P.M., 3:15 P.M., 4:15 P.M., and 5:15 P.M.

Location: Arrivals – CROSSWALK 3
Drop-off any hotel within 2 miles of falls, or drop-off at falls – Return arrangements made with driver.

On Demand Shuttle Service

ITA shuttle
$50 (To USA) $65 (To Canada) /person, one-way (gratuity not included)
Location: Arrivals level, CROSSWALK 3

All Shuttles by reservation located in Limousine Lot


On Site TAXI (ITA)
$70 (To USA) $85 (To Canada) for up to 5 passengers per vehicle (gratuity not included).
US/Canadian currency or credit cards accepted.

No reservations required.
Location: Arrivals level CROSSWALK 3

Car Rentals

Reservations generally required
Location: Arrivals level, Crosswalk 3 or 4

For GPS tracking use 4200 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14225


From the Peace Bridge

  • Take the 190 South
  • to 90 EAST
  • to RTE 33 exit to airport (Exit 51B)

From the Lewiston/Queenston Bridge

  • Take the 190 south to the 290 east, to the 90 west.
  • The 90 west to the 33 east
  • Follow 33 east to the end of the expressway.

From the Rainbow Bridge (Niagara Falls)

  • Follow signs to the Robert Moses Parkway east
  • Take the Robert Moses to the 190 south to the 290 east, to the 90 west
  • The 90 west to the 33 east.
  • Follow 33 east to the end of the expressway.