Getting Around the City

people on the metrorail.

Buffalo is a commuter's paradise, billed as the “20-Minute City” for its lack of traffic delays and blissfully brief commutes.

Forbes magazine has declared Buffalo the “best U.S. city” for commuting.

In fact, Buffalo’s average commute time — yes, it has been clocked at 20 minutes — is the second-shortest of the country’s 52 largest cities.

That translates to an enhanced quality of life for our faculty, staff and students, who enjoy stress-free travel regardless of where they’re headed around the region.

Public Transportation

Buffalo’s Metro Bus provides quick, economical service throughout the city and suburbs.

The Metro Rail line connects UB’s South Campus with downtown Buffalo and the neighborhoods in between. All rides are free in downtown Buffalo.  (UB employees who are regular commuters might wish to take advantage of the NYS-Ride program that allows pre-tax dollars to be used for monthly passes.)

Need a Ride?

  • Free campus busing and shuttles that make it easy to get around on campus and in between campuses.
  • Mall and market shuttles that take students to nearby grocery stores and a local shopping mall.
  • Weekend and holiday express bus service to New York City and other cities.
  • Access to the world’s leading car-sharing service.
  • carpool program.
  • An innovative bicycle-sharing program that lets riders rent bikes for short trips around campus.