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The cheapest times to fly from JFK to BUF are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of December 17th)

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 JFK to BUF is mid October. Prices can be as high as $356 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $142 for Tuesday flights around mid October.

 

When to Fly to Buffalo

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Buffalo, NY (BUF) will usually cost between $164 to $291 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $151. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $293. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $142 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $192 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to BUF flight.

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

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JFK to BUF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to BUF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.4, 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 $43 (19%) 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 $183. Return trip prices are from the BUF to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to BUF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from JFK to BUF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse, NY

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from BUF
  • Usually 14.58% less expensive than BUF
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to SYR flights

Destination alternative #2: Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) in Rochester, NY

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from BUF
  • Usually 6.51% less expensive than BUF
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to ROC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 300 miles or 483 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to BUF flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Buffalo, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from JFK to BUF.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeJFK
Origination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States
Latitude40.6
Longitude-73.8

Return Airport

Destination codeBUF
Destination airport nameBuffalo Niagara International Airport
CityBuffalo, NY
Countrythe United States
Latitude42.9
Longitude-78.7

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from JFK to BUF tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BUF heading for JFK about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Buffalo, NY is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • JetBlue: 26 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 10 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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