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Airfares from $134 One Way, $238 Round Trip from San Francisco to Buffalo

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Destination Airport IATA Code BUF
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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

Am I able to catch a flight from San Francisco to Buffalo now?

If you're concerned about quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when traveling by plane from San Francisco to Buffalo, go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Buffalo?

Flying from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to BUF takes at least 5 hours and 30 minutes. Enjoy a beverage and watch a flick or two — it's a golden opportunity to simply relax.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Buffalo?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Buffalo have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Buffalo with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Buffalo without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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