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Distance between Lincoln, NE (LNK) and Buffalo, NY (BUF)

Flight distance from Lincoln to Buffalo (Lincoln Airport (Nebraska) – Buffalo Niagara International Airport) is 939 miles / 1511 kilometers / 816 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Lincoln (LNK) to Buffalo (BUF) is 1045 miles / 1681 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 20 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Lincoln to Buffalo.

Shortest flight path between Lincoln Airport (Nebraska) (LNK) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

How far is Buffalo from Lincoln?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 938.810 miles
  • 1510.868 kilometers
  • 815.804 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
  • 936.443 miles
  • 1507.059 kilometers
  • 813.747 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 Lincoln Airport (Nebraska)
City: Lincoln, NE
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LNK
ICAO Code: KLNK
Coordinates: 40°51′3″N, 96°45′33″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

The time difference between Lincoln and Buffalo is 1 hour. Buffalo is 1 hour ahead of Lincoln.

Time Difference

Lincoln, NE

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Buffalo, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 147 kg (323 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lincoln (LNK) → Buffalo (BUF).

Distance:
939
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
939

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