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Distance between New York, NY (LGA) and Buffalo, NY (BUF)

Flight distance from New York to Buffalo (New York LaGuardia Airport – Buffalo Niagara International Airport) is 292 miles / 470 kilometers / 254 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 3 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to Buffalo (BUF) is 385 miles / 619 kilometers and travel time by car is about 7 hours 22 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from New York to Buffalo.

Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

How far is Buffalo from New York?

There are several ways to calculate distances between New York and Buffalo. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 291.744 miles
  • 469.516 kilometers
  • 253.518 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 291.268 miles
  • 468.751 kilometers
  • 253.105 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″W

B Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City: Buffalo, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BUF
ICAO Code: KBUF
Coordinates: 42°56′25″N, 78°43′55″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between New York and Buffalo.

Time Difference

New York, NY

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Buffalo, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 68 kg (150 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → Buffalo (BUF).

Distance:
292
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
292

Round trip?