The flight time from New York to Buffalo is 1 hour, 20 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves JFK New York, NY 5 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
58 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BUF Buffalo, NY 14 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
87%
JetBlue
80%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from New York to Buffalo is 1 hour, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Buffalo to New York
1 hour, 18 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

JetBlue
1h 18m
Delta
1h 23m
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 ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

34

Distance

301 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

JetBlue
20
Delta
14

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is New York from Buffalo by plane?

The distance from New York to Buffalo 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 New York to Buffalo?

The flight time from New York to Buffalo is 1 hour, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 1 hour, 18 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 1 hour, 23 minutes.

What airlines fly from New York to Buffalo?

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

Does Southwest fly from New York to Buffalo?

Southwest does not fly from New York (JFK) 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 New York 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 58 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Buffalo 14 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 New York to Buffalo, JetBlue is 80% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 80% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 87% 6% 7%
JetBlue 80% 12% 8%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
JetBlue 16 58 3 78
Delta 19 59 4 83

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
11pm 0.01
9pm 0.23
4pm 0.15
3pm 0.18
10pm 0.48
12pm 0.04
11am 0.32
8pm 0.19
7am 0.44
10am 0.3
6pm 0.28
8am 0.11
9am 0.15
1pm 0.22
5pm 0.52
7pm 0.15
2pm 0.41
6am 0.42

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 291
February 254
March 286
April 100
May 62
June 40
July 42
August 32
September 30
October 67
November 310
December 304

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 5.17
Tuesday 4.98
Wednesday 4.98
Thursday 5.12
Friday 5.31
Saturday 4.52
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
11pm 12 56 4 73
9pm 19 58 5 84
4pm 17 59 5 84
3pm 15 57 3 77
10pm 19 58 5 83
12pm 14 56 3 74
11am 17 58 4 80
8pm 18 56 4 79
7am 20 59 4 84
10am 14 59 3 77
6pm 22 59 3 85
8am 18 59 3 80
9am 16 58 3 76
1pm 19 60 5 83
5pm 15 55 3 72
7pm 17 57 3 76
2pm 16 59 3 80
6am 15 58 3 78
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.