Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
(Buffalo, New York - NY, USA)
Next to Bowmansville, Cheektowaga and Williamsville, Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) lies around 9 miles / 14 km to the east of the northern frontier town of Buffalo and is a gateway to western New York State, Niagara Falls and southwest Ontario, Canada. Established around 70 years ago, Buffalo Niagara Airport replaced an earlier airport, which was established on a substantial plot of Cheektowaga farmland as long ago as 1925.
Each year, Buffalo Airport serves over five million people, with more than 100 daily flights to around 20 domestic and international destinations. The facility covers around 1,000 acres / 405 hectares and has become known for its elegant terminal, which boasts a spectacular lobby with arching walls and actually resembles an enormous aircraft, poised and ready for take-off.
There are several options for getting to downtown Buffalo and Niagara Falls from the airport, including taxis operated by the Independent Taxicab Association (ITA). The Metro Link Shuttle is perhaps the most efficient and best value for money transfer option, while public buses run to the city and around, linking downtown Buffalo, the Allentown area and the popular Theater District. Shuttle services also run all over the city hourly, as do taxis and limousines, linking nearby Port Colborne and the cities of Rochester, off the I-90 interstate.
About Buffalo Tourism
Buffalo is New York's second city and it offers visitors several outstanding attractions, including the highlight of the region, Niagara Falls. Nestled against the tip of Lake Erie, Buffalo has much in the way of history and culture, evidence of which can be discerned at its many excellent museums and galleries, such as the Albright Knox Art Gallery on Elmwood Avenue, while Buffalo Place is a giant shopping thoroughfare in downtown.
Niagara Falls is the main reason why people fly into Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF) and the falls can easily be visited in a day. One of the most famous natural sights in the whole world, the spectacular Niagara Falls comprise both the American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and are best viewed from below, on a popular 'Maid of the Mist' cruise.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF):|
|Address: 4200 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, New York (NY), 14225, USA|
|Airport Code: BUF
Tel: +1 716 630 6000
Fax: +1 716 630 6070