Car Rental at Buffalo Niagara Airport

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Buffalo Niagara Airport, Buffalo, USA - New York
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Buffalo Niagara Airport
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$115.21 / per day
Buffalo Niagara Airport
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$124.49 / per day
Buffalo Niagara Airport
Compact SUV
Hyundai Kona or similar
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$160.31 / per day
Buffalo Niagara Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$164.73 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Buffalo Niagara Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$172.43 / per day
Buffalo Niagara Airport
Premium
Chevrolet Impala or similar
Chevrolet Impala
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$138.50 / per day
Buffalo Niagara Airport
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$181.11 / per day
Buffalo Niagara Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Chevrolet Traverse or similar
Chevrolet Traverse
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$184.47 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 22:59 on 2024-06-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$155 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 72 km/h or 25 - 45 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 104 km/h or 55 - 65 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average gas price
$0.95 per liter or $3.60 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.89 per liter or $3.37 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.30 per liter or $4.92 per gallon
Buffalo Niagara Airport

Airport travel guide

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is the major airport serving Buffalo, Niagra Falls, and the rest of western New York. It is also a popular place for Canadians to fly to to reach southern Ontario, as flights are often cheaper than to Toronto.

Many fly to the airport to reach Niagra Falls. The Canadian side is sometimes regarded as a better experience. If you plan to cross the border with your rental car, be sure to check with your supplier beforehand to make sure it's ok with them. Generally, you shouldn't have to pay more nor purchase extra insurance (though you may have to purchase roadside assistance). 

Top international routes

  • Cancun, Mexico

Main airlines

American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, and United are the major airlines serving the airport.

Terminals

There is only one terminal at the airport, and it only has a single concourse with 26 gates. You'll be able to get around the airport easily and quickly.

Location

The airport is located roughly 10 miles northeast of downtown Buffalo. It takes about 15 minutes or so to drive between them if traffic isn't backed up. Niagra Falls is about 25 miles to the northwest of the airport or about a 30-minute drive. Be sure to take the Scenic Parkway to reach them and enjoy the views.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $115 per day
  • Medium cars - from $119 per day
  • Vans - from $199 per day
  • Premium cars - from $138 per day
  • Small cars - from $118 per day
  • SUVs - from $119 per day

Car rental desks

The car rental desks for those companies located at the airport (all of the major brands) are in the parking garage across from the exit out of baggage claim. There's no need to take a shuttle.

Services and facilities

Buffalo Airport has all the facilities you would expect of an airport its size. There are a few restaurants, bars, and coffee shops — even a Tim Horton's (though it is currently closed as of May 2022). The airport also has a barbershop if you need a haircut while waiting for your flight. There is also wifi available in the terminal.

Nearest gas station

A Citgo and a Sunoco station can be found on Dick Rd. just south of the airport. Though there are a couple of stations that seem closer to the airport, they are harder to reach when coming from the expressway.
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Airport info

Rating
7.7
  • Getting to the airport 8.3
  • Check-in and departures 8.8
  • Terminal facilities 7.6
  • Wi-Fi 7.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.1
  • Lounge 7.1

Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF)

  • IATA: BUF
  • ICAO: KBUF
  • Name: Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF)
  • Distance from city: 5 miles / 8 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Buffalo Niagara Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Buffalo Niagara Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Buffalo Niagara Airport
$19.90
January
February
$29.74
March
$52.48
April
$23.95
May
$55.05
June
$65.30
July
$64.63
August
$61.53
September
$42.78
October
$57.97
November
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Buffalo Niagara Airport is January — when rental costs average $19.90 per day. This is 58% cheaper than the yearly average and 70% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $65.30 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Buffalo Niagara Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in October the average rental period is 14 days, while in November, the average rental period is only 1 days.
Average number of rental days at Buffalo Niagara Airport
7
January
February
6
March
5
April
3
May
6
June
6
July
10
August
9
September
14
October
1
November
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Buffalo Niagara Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Buffalo Niagara Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Buffalo Niagara Airport in June, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at Buffalo Niagara Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
20%
January
February
82%
March
82%
April
20%
May
286%
June
184%
July
163%
August
102%
September
20%
October
41%
November
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Dollar, Budget, Alamo
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Small cars, Medium cars
Lowest price $115 per day
Cheapest supplier Dollar

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 2 1 Small cars
Dollar Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
Dollar Chevrolet Malibu 2 2 Large cars
Budget Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Mitsubishi Mirage 2 1 Small cars
Dollar Mazda 3 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Jeep Renegade 4 2 SUVs
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Avis
7.8 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Dollar
7.2 / 10
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$155.16
Lowest daily price
$115.21
Total cars available
482

Top 7 suppliers at Buffalo Niagara Airport in 2024

Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 1 review
+17166321808
4200 Genesee Street
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.8
8338135268
4200 GENESEE ST-BUFFALO AIRPRT,
$162 - $268
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
+17166326400
4200 Genesee Street
$124 - $199
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:30-23:59
Enterprise
Good 7.7
+18338135266
4200 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14225
$160 - $285
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
+17166324774
4200 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14225
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
National
National
Good 7.7
+18338135271
4200 Genesee St-Buffalo Airprt, Buffalo, NY 14225
$162 - $280
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.2 / 4 reviews
+18664342226
4200 GENESEE STREET
$115 - $319
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
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