Buffalo Niagara International Airport

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About Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is an international airport serving ther areas of Buffalo, New York and also the Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario, Canada.

The aiport is New York State's third-busiest, and also the busiest in the New York City area.

BUF was first opened in 1926 where it was named Buffalo Municipal Airport, making it one of the United States' oldest public airports. The airport was renamed to Greater Buffalo International Airport in 1955 after a terminal expansion, and again renames in 1997 to its current state after further expansion of the airport with a new terminal.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Location

The airport is located in Cheektowaga, about 19km east of Downtown Buffalo, and 97km southeast of Toronto. Its exact locaiton can be seen on the interactive map below:



The total airport covers 1,000 acres of land, but the only airport terminal is fairly small. However, BUF manage to put a lot facilities in a fairly small space.

Facilities Include:

Free WiFi

Nursing Room

Baggage Carts


Children's Play Area

Variety and choice of food options

Pet relief area

Work stations


There are currently no airport lounges at Buffalo Airport.


Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
5/23 2,691 8,829 Asphalt
14/32 2,183 7,161 Asphalt


There is currently only one terminal at BUF, although there has been other ones in the past. The current terminal was built in 1997, as it was decided that it was more logical to build a completely new terminal rather than continue renovating the previous ones. The new terminal cost $56 million, although it was further expanded in 2001 to increase the total number of gates to 24.

Airlines that fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport

American Airlines American Eagle Delta Air Lines
Delta Connection Frontier Airlines JetBlue
Southwest Airlines United Airlines United Express
Vacation Express    

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations


Rank Airport Passengers Airlines
1 New York JFK, New York 261,480 Delta, JetBlue
2 Orlando, Florida 229,050 Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest
3 Atlanta, Georgia 203,370 Delta
4 Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois 203,180 American, United
5 Baltimore, Maryland 193,520 Southwest
6 Boston, Massachusetts 148,170 Delta, JetBlue
7 Charlotte, North Carolina 137,940 American
8 Chicago-Midway, Illinois 124,850 Southwest
9 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 108,860 JetBlue, Southwest
10 Detroit, Michigan 108,810 Delta



How to get to Buffalo Niagara International Airport


By Road

You can get to BUF by the Kensington Expressway (NY Route 33).

By Public Transport

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority provides bus services to the airport from the surrounding areas.