Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Amanda Stancati
*Updated April 2015
The Buffalo Airport is a great alternative for travellers presented with the opportunity to fly from this location. For new or regular Buffalo-flyers, read this quick, helpful guide.
Benefits for Canadians
•There are no customs procedures for travelling within the U.S. at the airport
•There are no international taxes or fees for travelling within the U.S.
•Canadian ground transportation is available on Buffalo airport grounds
Crossing the Border
You may call the toll-free number to check wait times: 1-800-715-6722
•Valid Canadian Passport
•Enhanced Driver’s License
•OR NEXUS Card
•Created to accelerate the process of pre-approved travellers into Canada and the U.S.
•$50 fee for five year membership card
•Must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or U.S
•Must apply online or print and mail the application form
•6-8 week process to determine eligibility
•When travelling by land, use the NEXUS lane and hold your card to the reader for access, then proceed to the inspection booth
Buffalo Airport Parking Options
Economy Parking Lot
•$9 daily max
•$45 weekly max
A recent comparison shows Economy Parking is cheaper than off-airport competition. There is a convenient, free, 24-hour shuttle service that runs to and from the terminal.
•$23 daily max
Reserved Covered Parking (must reserve and pay online to guarantee your spot)
•$3.00 reservation fee
•$23 daily max
Preferred Parking Lot
•$1 per hour for up to 5 hours (over 5 hours is charged at Daily Max)
•$12 daily max
•$72 weekly max
Long-Term Parking Lot
•$10 daily max
•$50 weekly max
Express Pass Frequent Parker Program (valid for any parking lot, FREE membership)
•Saves time: No ticket is needed, you’ll receive a tag for your window
•Dedicated instant entry and exit lanes
•Automatically charged to credit card
•Collect points to earn free parking, oil changes, or detailing ($1 = 1 point)
+8.75% NYS Sales tax
Free shuttle services are available for transportation to and from the farther, more economical parking lots.
The Buffalo Airport website has a useful Parking Calculator that will calculate rates for each lot and allow you to compare prices.
•Car Rentals available on airport property
•As well as shuttle, van, and taxi operators