Travel from Buffalo to Lakeland

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$120 | 1d 8h 37min Bus$196 | 1d 4h 10min Bus156 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$120
    1d 8h 37min · 181 lb of CO2
  2. Train$241
    1d 5h 21min · 321 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$140
    17h 39min · 200 lb of CO2

Buffalo to Lakeland Buses

bus tickets from Buffalo to Lakeland

$120 · 1d 8h 37min
Various bus companies
About $120
Travel Duration
1d 8h 37min

bus tickets from Buffalo to Plant City

$197 · 1d 4h 18min
Various bus companies
About $197
Travel Duration
1d 4h 18min

bus tickets from Buffalo to Auburndale

$196 · 1d 4h 10min
Various bus companies
About $196
Travel Duration
1d 4h 10min

bus tickets from Buffalo to Winter Haven

$196 · 1d 4h 11min
Various bus companies
About $196
Travel Duration
1d 4h 11min

Buffalo to Lakeland Trains

train tickets from Buffalo to Lakeland

$242 · 1d 5h 21min
AmtrakAmtrak BFX train to LAK
Train Tickets
About $242
Travel Duration
1d 5h 21min
Buffalo - BFX
Amtrak from BFX to NYPAmtrak · 6h 42minMaple Leaf
New York City - NYP
Amtrak from NYP to LKLAmtrak · 22h 39minSilver Star
Lakeland - LKL

train tickets from Depew to Lakeland

$241 · 1d 5h 14min
AmtrakAmtrak BUF train to LAK
Train Tickets
About $241
Travel Duration
1d 5h 14min
Depew - BUF
Amtrak from BUF to NYPAmtrak · 6h 34minMaple Leaf
New York City - NYP
Amtrak from NYP to LKLAmtrak · 22h 39minSilver Star
Lakeland - LKL

Drive from Buffalo to Lakeland

Driving from Buffalo to Lakeland

$140 · 17h 39min

It's 1040 miles between Buffalo to Lakeland. On a typical day, it might take between 17h 39min and 18h 32min from Buffalo to Lakeland under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 19h 25min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Lakeland by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $140.

Our recommendation to Lakeland

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Buffalo to Lakeland?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Buffalo to Lakeland FL - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Buffalo to Lakeland. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Lakeland is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Buffalo/Lakeland buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Buffalo is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Buffalo NY and Lakeland during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Buffalo to Lakeland? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Lakeland traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Lakeland is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Buffalo to Lakeland?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Buffalo to Lakeland is by bus. The bus costs $120 roughly and will take 1 day 8 hours 37 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Buffalo to Lakeland?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Buffalo area and Lakeland, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 5 hours 21 minutes. We recommend catching the train at BFX Buffalo Exchange Street Station, which is about 1 miles from Buffalo. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NYP New York City.

How long does it take from Buffalo to Lakeland by car?

The total distance between Buffalo and Lakeland is 1040 miles and will take you about 17 hours 39 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $140.

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