The cheapest times to fly from BUF to LBF are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • February 19th to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • October 15th to February 4th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BUF to LBF is early November. Prices can be as high as $1220 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $360 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to North Platte

Flying from Buffalo, NY (BUF) to North Platte, NE (LBF) will usually cost between $385 to $1099 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $431. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1031. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $600 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $741 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUF to LBF flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BUF to LBF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BUF to LBF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUF to LBF flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Buffalo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.41, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $262 (31%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $618. Return trip prices are from the LBF to BUF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BUF to LBF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 1 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BUF to LBF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport (MCK) in McCook, NE

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from LBF
  • Usually 20.92% less expensive than LBF
  • 2-layover flights available

See BUF to MCK flights


Flight Hacking BUF to LBF

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BUF to LBF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Denver, CO (BUF > DEN > LBF)

  • Price for both tickets: $514
  • Average savings: $228 (30.7%)

See BUF to DEN flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (BUF > LAX > LBF)

  • Price for both tickets: $658
  • Average savings: $84 (11.27%)

See BUF to LAX flights

Hack #3: Minneapolis, MN (BUF > MSP > LBF)

  • Price for both tickets: $658
  • Average savings: $83 (11.2%)

See BUF to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BUF to LBF? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1130 miles or 1819 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BUF to LBF?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUF to LBF flight is about 3 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Buffalo, NY and North Platte, NE?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from BUF to LBF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUF
Origination airport name Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City Buffalo, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -78.7

Return Airport

Destination code LBF
Destination airport name North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport
City North Platte, NE
Country the United States
Latitude 41.1
Longitude -100.7


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