The flight time from Charlotte to Buffalo is 1 hour, 36 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves CLT Charlotte, NC 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 16 minutes in the air
3 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BUF Buffalo, NY 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Charlotte to Buffalo is 1 hour, 36 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 16 minutes.

The flight distance from Charlotte to Buffalo is 546 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Buffalo to Charlotte
1 hour, 51 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 36m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



546 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Charlotte from Buffalo by plane?

The distance from Charlotte to Buffalo by plane is 546 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Charlotte to Buffalo?

The flight time from Charlotte to Buffalo is 1 hour, 36 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 16 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Charlotte to Buffalo?

American is the only airline with direct flights from Charlotte to Buffalo.

Does Southwest fly from Charlotte to Buffalo?

Southwest does not fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Buffalo (BUF). 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 Charlotte 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 76 minutes
Taxiing In 3 minutes
Arrives Buffalo 5 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 Charlotte to Buffalo, American is 83% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 83% 15% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Charlotte and Buffalo, 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
American 16 76 3 96

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
1pm 0.04
7am 0.26
4pm 0.13
9am 0.53
3pm 0.25
8am 0.09
5pm 0.2
10pm 0.81
2pm 0.35
8pm 0.05
9pm 0.01
7pm 0.05
12pm 0.24
0am 0
6pm 0.01
11am 0.08

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Charlotte to Buffalo 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 105
February 96
March 116
April 111
May 94
June 90
July 92
August 93
September 89
October 89
November 85
December 89

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Charlotte to Buffalo 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 3.19
Tuesday 2.9
Wednesday 3.1
Thursday 3.31
Friday 3.31
Saturday 3.06
Sunday 3.23

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
American 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
1pm 15 77 3 95
7am 18 77 3 99
4pm 16 78 4 97
9am 15 76 3 95
3pm 19 78 3 101
8am 13 75 3 92
5pm 15 78 3 95
10pm 15 75 4 95
2pm 16 76 3 96
8pm 15 76 4 96
9pm 12 75 4 94
7pm 13 75 4 94
12pm 15 78 3 96
0am 20 79 9 108
6pm 22 71 3 95
11am 27 78 3 111
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.