Visit UB

Aerial image of UB's North Campus.

Whether you’re coming to UB for a concert, speaker, sporting event or just visiting, we’re here to help you. UB is one of the nation’s leading research institutions and the No. 1 public school in New York State.

If you want to visit your department of interest, we strongly recommend that you contact them in advance and tell them that you are interested in visiting. With notice, many departments can help you make the most of your visit to UB. Visit our list of academic programs for department contact information.

Students With Special Needs

If you require accessibility accommodations for a campus visit, please contact UB's Accessibility Resources office as early as possible. Some services may require up to a week or longer to arrange.

Plan Your Visit

Traveling to Buffalo

  • By Air: It's easy and inexpensive to fly to Buffalo. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport boasts some of the most affordable airfares in the United States, as ranked by The Wall Street Journal. There are more than 100 nonstop daily flights and Buffalo is only an hour’s flight from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
  • By Train: Amtrak services the Buffalo Niagara region with two train stations: Exchange Street, located in downtown Buffalo and in the Buffalo suburb of Depew, an approximately 20-minute drive from UB’s North Campus.
  • By Bus: Bus service to Buffalo is offered through three large carriers, Greyhound, Megabus and Trailways, with stops in downtown Buffalo and at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Getting Around the City

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.)

You can also take advantage of these other transportation options:

A Top-Ranked City

Forbes magazine has declared Buffalo the “best U.S. city” for commuting. Buffalo’s average commute time is only 20 minutes and is the second-shortest of the country’s 52 largest cities.

Directions, Maps and Parking