Cheap Flights to Buffalo

Buffalo overview

Buffalo may be in New York State but it is decidedly closer to Canada than New York City. Located on the Canadian border, it is perhaps best known for its chicken wings though visitors taking cheap flights to Buffalo will have much more to do and see here than eat. It also serves as a gateway to the surrounding area including the nearby Niagara Falls.

Meanwhile the local scenery is one of Buffalo’s strongest features. New York State's second-largest city has it all with scenic mountains, rivers and canals all present. Its proximity to the Great Lakes, Erie Canal and Niagara Falls make it a favourite destination for nature-lovers. Remnants of the area’s historic participation in the Underground Railway remain to this day and form part of the city’s proud heritage while its sports scene is dominated by the NFL’s Bills and NHL’s Sabres.

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Buffalo climate

Visitors taking cheap flights to Buffalo in winter better like snow because the likelihood is that they will see a lot of it. Temperatures in winter dip to decidedly chilly highs of just -6 degrees Celsius. The situation improves in spring when a comparatively balmy high of 10 degrees is achieved and the winter is completely forgotten by the summer when temperatures rise into the 30s.

When to fly to Buffalo

Peak Season:

Winter sport enthusiasts will book cheap flights to Buffalo and ski accommodations during the winter months when snow is plentiful and the ski hills are covered in fresh powder. As a result, flights to Buffalo are usually more expensive at this time of year.

Off Season:

The spring when the ski season begins to wind down and the summer constitute the off-season in Buffalo though there is no shortage of things to do and see.

Getting around Buffalo

Get around easily in Buffalo by taking a bus or renting a car. Buffalo is on the Amtrak line, which can be a great alternative to a cheap flight. Taxis are clearly marked and there are many tours offering travel to Niagara Falls. Rent a car if you plan on exploring Buffalo’s outer regions. You might be able to save some money if you package it with your flight purchase.

Buffalo insider information

  • As one of the stops along the Underground Railroad, an informal network of safe houses that helped escaping slaves make their way to free states and Canada, Buffalo holds a special place in the history of the Civil War. When planning cheap flights to Buffalo pencil in some time to tour the stops along the railroad route, including a church in downtown Buffalo. Slightly further afield in Niagara Falls visitors can see the Whirlpool Bridge which was once known as "Freedom Crossing".
  • Frank Lloyd Wright, the renowned American architect, made his mark in Buffalo where six of his Prairie School buildings are still in existence. The structures were commissioned by industrialist Darwin D. Martin and designed by Wright. They feature gardens, conservatories and architecture that can take the breath away. The Darwin Martin House built in 1904 can also be viewed by appointment.
  • Part of the reason Buffalo enjoys a vibrant feel is the fact that it is a college town. As such it is no surprise that it really comes to life on Friday and Saturday nights. Downtown’s  Chippawa Strip and its countless bars and nightclubs that remain open until 4am is the place to be.

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How much do things cost in Buffalo?

Large bottle of water
C$ 2.04
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 2.02
1 litre of milk
C$ 0.86
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
C$ 13.79
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 89.56
Pair of jeans
C$ 51.41
Petrol (1 litre)
C$ 0.84
1 km taxi journey
C$ 2.39
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 3.85
1 hour taxi waiting fee
C$ 57.73
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
C$ 2.18
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
C$ 1.84
C$ 4.61
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
C$ 6.41
How much does an apartment cost in Buffalo?
3 bedroom apartment downtown
C$ 1800
1 bedroom apartment downtown
C$ 1257
1 bedroom apartment in the suburbs
C$ 898
3 bedroom apartment in the suburbs
C$ 1287

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