The flight time from Buffalo to New York is 1 hour, 18 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BUF Buffalo, NY 7 minutes early.
11 minutes taxiing out
57 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives JFK New York, NY 16 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Buffalo to New York is 1 hour, 18 minutes. The time spent in the air is 57 minutes.

The flight distance from Buffalo to New York is 301 Miles.

Reverse Journey

New York to Buffalo
1 hour, 20 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 15m
1h 22m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



301 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Buffalo from New York by plane?

The distance from Buffalo to New York by plane is 301 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Buffalo to New York?

The flight time from Buffalo to New York is 1 hour, 18 minutes. The time spent in the air is 57 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 1 hour, 15 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 22 minutes.

What airlines fly from Buffalo to New York?

JetBlue and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Buffalo to New York.

Does Southwest fly from Buffalo to New York?

Southwest does not fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New York (JFK). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Buffalo 7 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 57 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives New York 16 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Buffalo to New York, JetBlue is 81% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 85% 8% 7%
JetBlue 81% 11% 8%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Buffalo and New York, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
JetBlue 10 56 6 75
Delta 13 58 8 82

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
7am 0.3
5pm 0.46
7pm 0.23
12pm 0.42
3pm 0.16
5am 0.75
9am 0.26
10am 0.16
2pm 0.09
8am 0.74
10pm 0.01
8pm 0.25
4pm 0.15
1pm 0.33
9pm 0.08
6am 0.04
6pm 0.16

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Buffalo to New York that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 291
February 254
March 287
April 100
May 61
June 40
July 41
August 31
September 30
October 65
November 312
December 305

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Buffalo to New York that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 5.19
Tuesday 5
Wednesday 5
Thursday 5.08
Friday 5.29
Saturday 4.5
Sunday 4.88

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
JetBlue 0
Delta 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
7am 10 52 6 69
5pm 10 60 7 79
7pm 12 58 10 81
12pm 10 58 6 75
3pm 12 59 9 84
5am 17 57 7 86
9am 12 56 6 78
10am 10 57 7 74
2pm 9 53 6 72
8am 10 55 7 73
10pm 7 59 6 74
8pm 10 58 7 77
4pm 12 59 8 81
1pm 11 57 8 80
9pm 10 55 6 71
6am 15 54 7 77
6pm 11 59 10 84
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.